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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…

Deputies tightlipped as murder investigation continues

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County man accused of stabbing a family friend to death last week is scheduled to make his second appearance in district court next month. Gary Clinton Farmer, 54, of 346 Grandview Lane, located just south of Lincolnton, first appeared in court on a…

Christian Ministries soup kitchen brings Thanksgiving meals to those in need

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer  Anyone who is hungry is invited to share a Thanksgiving meal 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Susan Brymer, Executive Director of Christian Ministries of Lincoln County, said the ministry will serve a full traditional Thanksgiving meal on these two days. “We will…

Cherryville police crack down on vehicle break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Cherryville police have made multiple arrests this month in connection with two separate cases involving vehicular break-ins. On Friday, three suspects, including two Lincolnton residents, were placed behind Gaston County bars for allegedly taking items from two vehicles that were parked on N.C. 150 in…

Election challenges to get fuller hearing on Dec. 2

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Little action was taken at the Lincoln County Board of Elections preliminary hearing on absentee ballots Monday afternoon. The hearing, a result of challenges to 27 absentee ballot requests in the recent Lincolnton city elections, will not affect the results of any race, which were…

Lincolnton kicks off parade season Sunday

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Area festivities leading up to Christmas get under way Sunday with the Lincolnton Christmas parade. This year’s parade begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, following a route from Lincolnton High School on North Aspen Street around the Court Square and down East Main Street. Following…