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Ingles’ plans may be set aside

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Dollar General looking at new Main Street store SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One retail chain is one step closer to bringing a store to Lincolnton, while another may be taking a step back. Following the Lincolnton Planning Board’s meeting Tuesday afternoon, Zoning Administrator Mark Carpenter gave an update on the…

Battle observance includes new events

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County community is invited to watch history unfold and ghost stories come to life this weekend in and around Lincolnton High School, on the ground where one a significant but not well-known battle of the American Revolution once occurred. Since the 1990s, historical re-enactors…

Soup kitchen set for annual fundraiser with ‘hunger worse right now’ than ever

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Hunger is worse right now in Lincoln County than I’ve ever seen it in 26 years,” Susan Brymer, Christian Ministry’s executive director, told the Times-News Tuesday. She hopes the nonprofit group’s annual soup kitchen fundraiser on Thursday will draw in additional money for the community’s hungry…

Rains hamper investigation into string of Vale break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a string of outbuilding break-ins that they said materialized on Mother’s Day at three Vale residences. Deputies said culprits targeted two storage units sometime after 3 a.m. Sunday at neighboring homes on N.C. 274 and one on…

Deputies: Drug raid seizes pot, cash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Sheriff’s narcotics investigators seized more than 700 grams of marijuana from a Lincolnton man’s home late last week. William Allan Beaver, 24, of 1314 Highland Bluff Court in north-central Lincoln County, was charged Thursday with one felony count each of possession with the intent to sell…

City Council set to wrestle with budget

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City manager: ‘No choice but some type of tax increase’ SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will conduct its second work session in recent weeks on City Manager Jeff Emory’s proposed 2012-2013 budget tonight. Most recently, Emory presented an “official budget message” to council members during their regular…

2nd suspect takes plea in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ spree

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Georgia woman will now follow her boyfriend to prison this month after she pleaded guilty just days after him in a Catawba County courtroom for her involvement in a crime spree and police chase last year in Sherrills Ford. A judge sentenced Diana Michelle Dayton,…

Semi overturns on US 321

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two people were transported to an area hospital after their tractor trailer overturned Saturday morning on U.S. 321 in Lincoln County. According to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mike Lee, the single-vehicle crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes near mile marker 21. Fire officials said…

Picking berries

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Sheriff: Sign thieves may be selling metal

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of thefts across the county since the end of last year in which more than 100 street signs have been stolen. Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News Friday that since December, at least 150 county signs have been stolen…