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Federal officers arrest suspected heroin dealer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Gaston County woman wanted for heroin possession since August was finally apprehended by U.S. Marshal’s officers Thursday night. A Sheriff’s Office press release said that 28-year-old Karen Michelle Helms, formerly of 118 Vista Park Drive in Dallas, but who now lists a Cramerton address,…

Parading in Cat Square

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  Image courtesy of Ronn McCann / Special to LTN…

Firefighters: Calls to collect money a scam

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Firefighters Association is warning area residents of a phone scam that’s fraudulently using the group’s name to collect money for people who don’t have smoke detectors in their homes. Authorities with the LCFA noted that they have not and will not request…

Fifth-graders treated to classical music concert

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   The Citizens Center in Lincolnton rocked with the sounds of music Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t rock music. Instead, fifth grade students from the county were treated to a performance of classical music presented by the North Carolina Symphony. Bonnie Brown, one of eight…

More students knew about bomb threats?

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Authorities have said that a number of Lincoln Charter high school students may have previously been aware of bomb threats emailed to school officials earlier this month. Sheriff’s Office investigators told the Times-News that they’ve conducted interviews with certain students who have revealed that the 15-year-old…

State rank claims that Lincoln economy is prosperous

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County is one of eight counties in the state to shift in economic development tier rankings, according to an announcement issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. For 2012, Lincoln County has been bumped up from a “Tier 2” to a “Tier 3”…

County to begin search to replace Harmon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County officials are preparing to start the process of filling the position that has belonged to Leon Harmon, director of the Finance Department, for quite some time. As the Times-News previously reported, Harmon will be stepping down come the end of January after 38 years…

‘The Nutcracker’ returns

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Local dance studios unite for performance JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Toy soldiers and dancing mice are just some of the exciting characters portrayed in Lincoln County’s 4th annual Nutcracker performance, set to take place Friday and Saturday at the Citizens Center. Nearly 100 dancers of all ages from local…

Cat Square Parade set for Saturday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The 37th annual Cat Square Parade is set to take place Saturday in Vale. Featured in the parade will be this year’s newest Cat Square Mayor, Ronald Johnson, Little Miss Cat Square, Rachel Palmer and Miss Cat Square, Sommer Cook. Area residents voted on the…

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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