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Cat Square Parade undergoes changes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Western Lincoln County’s famous Cat Square Parade has undergone slight changes this year as it seeks to attract thousands of local residents to its 37th annual event. The parade committee has ordered that all entries fill out a free registration form prior to inclusion into…

Christmas season marches into Lincolnton

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Santa and his 12 reindeer made their annual appearance at this year’s Lincolnton Christmas Parade.          …

Should city allow backyard chickens?

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Lauren, 3, holds a baby chicken that her family kept in its backyard, in apparent violation of city rules, which her aunt Laurie Russell hopes to change. SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   While most may still have turkey on the brain, for one Lincolnton resident, it’s another breed of bird…

Marine’s mom spearheads effort to send Christmas stockings to troops

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Families of deployed military personnel cope in different ways. Some avoid newspapers, TV news and the internet because they don’t want to worry about what is taking place. Wanda Patton, mother of deployed U. S. Marine Adam Patton, did just the opposite. “When my…

Deputies: Woman admits pawning mom’s jewelry

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton woman faces three separate felony charges after deputies said she confessed to them this week that she had been stealing her mother’s jewelry and selling it at a local pawnshop over the past year. Deputies arrested Kara Ilien Carpenter, 27, and charged her Wednesday…

SWAT team raids Denver home for drugs

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2nd raid this year nets two new suspects JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For a second time in three months, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s SWAT team and Narcotics unit raided a Denver residence Tuesday night, where three children were also staying, arresting both a Huntersville man and homeless man for…

Around Town 11-23-11

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Breaking Bread JustCare Ministries, 214 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will offer a community Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (704) 530-1728.   Thanksgiving Meal Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church youth will host a community Thanksgiving meal 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the church, located…

Leon Harmon set to retire from county

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Finance director has been with county for nearly four decades SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County Manager George Wood announced at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting that Leon Harmon, director of the Finance Department, will soon be retiring. Wood said Harmon will remain with the county through January and…

Gunman disrupts Jehovah’s Witnesses

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for a gunman who entered a house of worship on the eastern end of the county over the weekend and demanded money from two people inside. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovah’s Witnesses meeting place on Buffalo Shoals…

TV show may be coming to town

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Could the big bus of Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition be headed to Lincolnton? Based on information released late last week, it appears so. The Times-News began hearing rumors of the event several weeks ago. However, the first verifiable indication that the rumors were true…