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Break-in rate high during summer, detectives say

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   While overall break-ins in Lincoln County steadily declined over the last three years, they spiked this spring and have continued to transpire at a high rate over the summer months, keeping Sheriff’s Office detectives on their toes. In May, deputies investigated nearly 70 instances…

Lineberger recalled as hero, leader in community

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “He was a man of his word, and a handshake to him was as a good as a legalized document,” Laura Lineberger said of her late father and Lincolnton native Robert Lineberger, who died Saturday from melanoma at age 91. The 1936 Lincolnton High…

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Newspaper launches electronic edition

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  Times-News staff reports   The Lincoln Times-News will be now available in an electronic format, beginning with today’s edition. The new “E-edition,” designed to be viewable on personal computers and tablet devices, is an electronic version of the entire physical paper, including the headlines, articles, photos, graphics, display advertisements,…

Charter school makes administrative changes, adds more teachers

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln Charter School is making some staffing changes heading into the upcoming school year. The growth of the school and the increased amount of administrative involvement were just a few of the reasons LCS will be welcoming new employees, while saying goodbye to none,…

Summer science camps focus on hands-on learning

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    AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   One hundred elementary school students across the county recently participated in Science and Technology Camp. The annual camp focuses on various sciences and using technology to study them, while incorporating what the children learned in their Monday through Thursday lessons. The group worked…

Operations for inventor of Pillowhold now based in Lincolnton

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   “Disabled in body, but not in mind,” is the slogan for Lincolnton resident Ricky Taylor’s online business, and for good reason. Taylor has lived almost two decades confined to a wheelchair after he fell victim to three gunshots to the head from an…

County’s new rental property rule will have to be scrapped

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   It appears that attempts by the county to regulate vacation rental homes have hit a legal obstacle. Proposed standards for transient rental properties that were drafted by Lincoln County Planning Department staff received a red flag from County Attorney Wesley Deaton. The issue was…

New LHS band director taking charge

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  Former ELHS trumpet player returns to Lincoln County AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   He’s 24, just received his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and has been playing in school bands since he was in seventh grade. Now, he can also add Lincolnton High band director to his…

Deputies: Suspects sold marijuana to undercover officers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators rooted out at least two more alleged drug offenders this week in two separate busts and plan to execute more arrests in the near future. On Wednesday, officers apprehended James William Edwards Jr., 26, of 340 John Logan…