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Krewe Photos

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Three-year-old Jake Tweed swings high into the air with a push from mom, Molly at the YMCA fundaraising event “Krewe” last Saturday at Woodside Plantation. Magician Ricky Ramseur pulls numerous coins from audience volunteer Max’s mouth and ears  before dropping them into a can and producing one oversize coin.  …

Taste of Lincoln

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New phone number for Lincoln Co. Animal Services

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  Anyone who wishes to adopt a new pet, rescue an animal, report an incident or help increase the community’s awareness on controlling the pet population will now have to contact Lincoln County Animal Services at a new number. The county organization officially switched over to the new phone system…

Sheriff sets up drop-off box for old medications

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  While for the past several years Lincoln County residents have had to drop-off their unwanted prescriptions in various locations across the area, they can now hand-off their medications at a permanent drug drop-off box located in the Sheriff’s Office lobby. Lincoln County is only one of about 100 agencies…

Main Filter to bring 100 jobs

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A Canada-based company that could eventually provide 100 new jobs has chosen Lincolnton for its U.S. manufacturing plant. The Times-News reported in September that Main Filter USA, a Canadian-based company that makes industrial hydraulic filters, had been surveying the county for existing buildings. The company decided on the former Doug…

City puts police HQ expansion plans on hold

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Council splits on hiring school resource officer Plans for major renovations and expansion to the Lincolnton PoliceDepartment were put on hold Thursday after months of debate. Meanwhile, a new School Resource Officer will be added to the city’s payroll, despite sharp dissent among City Council members. The two contentious items…

Police: Mohican Mills arson probe not looking at 4 accused in theft

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  Police have dispelled a recent rumor that four former Mohican Mill employees who were accused of stealing bed linens from the textile plant in the spring were additionally involved in starting a fire that injured multiple employees at their workplace this past summer. Sharon Sailors Belton, Justin Donald Caldwell,…

Driver who claimed blackout charged in fatality

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A motorist accused of striking and killing an elderly Lincolnton man in August was charged Wednesday with manslaughter and was expected to have a first appearance in district court on Thursday. Michael Lynn Tubbs, 54, of 5105 East Maiden Road in Maiden, was headed north on North Aspen Street in…

Burglary arrest made in Maiden

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  Police in Maiden recently apprehended a man accused of teaming up with his nephew last month to break into a home near the Lincoln-Catawba County line. Officers initially apprehended Brandon Lee Yarborough, 18, of 2271 Marlene Road in Newton, in the incident, and until Tuesday afternoon, remained on the…

Bringing back the color

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Clive Haynes restores a Piedmont Cigarette mural on the side of Trim Barber Shop on Thursday in Lincolnton.  The building, owned by Rondel and Becky Burke, is the second to be repainted in Lincolnton as part of a facade grant through the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton.  The grant helps…