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Battle of Ramsour’s Mill reenactment

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Crime Stoppers recruiting board members

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Crime Stoppers of Lincolnton-Lincoln County is currently recruiting additional board members to aid local law enforcement in crime solving. “This has been one of the most proactive things to happen for the citizens in a very long time,” Sheriff David Carpenter said of the organization. “It’s…

Meeting called to revisit resource officer

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor The Lincolnton City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday to revisit its recent decision eliminating city funding for the School Resource Officer program at Lincolnton High. Council members voted 3-1 during a budget session last week to abandon the program, despite vigorous protest from…

Deputies: Good Samaritan rounds up thieves

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County man helped deputies apprehend two out-of-county residents accused of breaking into his neighbor’s home on the city’s northeastern end Tuesday. Deputies said they arrested Larry Jabar Hall, 29, of 208 Lincoln Street in Belmont, and Alan Craig Parker, 29, of 510 N. Piedmont…

Running the Special Olympics torch

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McDonald’s plans site in Boger City

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Another international fast-food chain is currently eyeing a location on East Main Street in Boger City. Lincolnton Zoning Administrator Mark Carpenter told the Times-News Wednesday that he had spoken with representatives of McDonald’s regarding property located near the intersection of Salem Church Road and Main Street.…

Former commissioner purchases battlefield land to help preserve it

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A piece of historical property will likely have a greater chance for restoration following its purchase by one Lincoln County resident. As the Times-News previously reported, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was weighing the $44,000 purchase of two parcels of land adjacent to the Ramsour’s…

Store owner hopes to change image of unsolved murder site

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer “From a bad thing, hopefully we can make it a good thing,” said Thomas Bolen, owner of a new business located where the murder of Charles Daniel Mullinax took place almost two years ago. Bolen opened Ruby’s Discount Store three months ago at 2083 W. N.C.…

East Lincoln drama students set to present ‘Children’s Letters to God’

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Students in Brian McSwain’s drama class at East Lincoln High School use words like light-hearted, family fun and a little bit of everything to describe their last performance of the school year — Children’s Letters to God. The group will be singing, dancing and acting out…

City cuts high school officer in split vote

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Mayor calls move bad idea, city manager says city is mostly  reimbursed for position; council also leans toward airport pullout SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A school resource officer will not be on Lincolnton’s list of budgeted positions for the next fiscal year following a split vote by the Lincolnton City…