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Police: Hold-up suspect caught trying to ditch ‘silver knife’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Lincolnton Police arrested a Cherryville man accused of robbing a Lincolnton convenience store early Monday morning. The incident comes as one of many armed robberies across the county in recent months. Bruce Lee Strickland, 32, of 2703 Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville, was apprehended while walking…

A hero remembered

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Suspect’s brother arrested in break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   A relative of a man who was apprehended last week for his alleged involvement in a string of home invasions in Lincolnton has also been charged in the break-ins, police said. On Friday, police arrested Dustin Keith Hunsucker, 20, whose address is unknown, according to…

Schools make plans for $855K

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   Lincoln County Schools Assistant Superintendent Elaine Boysworth recently updated the Board of Education on how the local district is using its portion of Race to the Top (RttT) grant funds. North Carolina received $4 million in federal RttT funds. In North Carolina, this initiative…

Vulcan Riders pleased with growth of annual coat drive

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   “It is growing, and that is all that matters,” Jason Jones, Charlotte Vulcan Riders Association President, said of the VRA’s local annual coat drive which took place this past weekend and included donations from several communities across Lincoln County. The VRA’s 2nd annual Cruise…

Kindley: Retail economy looking brighter

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SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER The outlook for local retail industries may be looking gradually brighter. Ken Kindley, president of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, said the Chamber has hosted roughly 30 new retailer openings in the area so far this year, with 40 having opened last year. “Most retailers…

Parachuting into the WLHS game

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Natural gas ahead for buses?

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER The potential for changing some of Lincoln County Schools’ bus fleet from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG) is looking somewhat more optimistic. Board of Education Budget and Finance Committee chair Bob Silver, with supporting information from District Transportation Director Eric Eaker updated the…

Paying tribute to Jeb Seagle’s memory

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER Marine Corps League Detachment 1265 will honor Marine Corps Capt. Jeb Franklin Seagle at 7 p.m. today at their headquarters in the old Howards Creek School west of  Lincolnton. The Lincoln County native lost his life in Operation Urgent Fury, the U.S. invasion of Grenada,…

Deputies: Trio caught fleeing scene of heist

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER Three Gaston County residents were arrested Friday in connection with armed robberies at two Lincoln County convenience stores and a third incident in South Carolina. Lincoln County deputies said they apprehended the trio shortly after the three fled the scene Friday night at Iron Station Country…