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Deeds office renovations complete

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Following months of renovations, the Lincoln County Register of Deeds Office will be returning to its permanent location in downtown Lincolnton on Tuesday. While the 105-A East Court Square facility has been under construction since November, the county office operated out of a temporary facility at…

Deputies: Flashlight used to halt man resisting arrest

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A deputy recently struck a man with a flashlight during a foot chase after the suspect refused to comply with officers, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Kerry Glen Phinx, 45, of 6433 McIntosh Road in Lowesville, allegedly fled from officers after deputies said they stumbled…

Roundup cuffs suspected drug dealers

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  LCSO ‘Operation Midnight Special’ goes after 34 indicted on range of drug charges   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office carried out its third drug major operation Tuesday night since Sheriff David Carpenter assumed office last year, filling an already overcrowded detention center with more alleged…

Saying goodbye to retiring educators

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County is saying goodbye to teachers, an assistant principal and a principal as they hung up their hats, graded their last papers and submitted their final round of grades before their retirement following the recently ended school year. Among the educators leaving county…

County erosion study leaves cove woes unresolved

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Despite years of public claims from residents near Burton Creek, findings of a study on erosion in the area appear to show nothing unusual about sediment accumulation in nearby Lake Norman coves. The lake-bottom core-sampling project, conducted by S&ME of Charlotte, tested five coves…

Theatre Guild serves up its take on ‘Grease’

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    AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A beauty school dropout, a cheerleader, a few Pink Ladies and some T-Birds will tell a 1950s-set story of 10 high school students growing up and all that entails this month at the Cultural Center. The Lincoln Theatre Guild is performing their version…

Rhyne named to board of NC foundation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Johnathan Rhyne, the former state representative for Lincoln County, has been appointed by N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis to serve on the board of directors for the state’s Golden L.E.A.F. (Long-Term Economic Advancement) Foundation. Rhyne, who resigned his post after moving outside…

On the set in Laboratory

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  Crew shoots TV series at historic mill SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Cameras rolled, lights glared and fake rain fell as television crews were in town late last week for production on ­Banshee, a new show from HBO-television that is slated to air on Cinemax in 2013. As the Times-News…

State law forcing county to redo vote on ordinance

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   During its meeting tonight, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will revisit an ordinance, on which it previously split, requiring special events and mass gatherings to obtain permits. At the board’s last regular meeting, commissioners voted 4-1 to approve an the ordinance, following discussion…

Hospice patient makes an amazing recovery

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident and former Mohican Mills worker Johnie Mullins was placed under hospice care late last year with little hope for recovery, but her dramatic health improvements in the last six months have stunned caretakers and medical professionals alike. “They just didn’t expect me…