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Police round up drug suspects

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Early morning raids across city target suspected drug dealers ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department took to the streets bright and early on Wednesday for Operation Summertime Sweep, a round up of alleged drug offenders. The operation was the result of over nine months of investigation on the…

Denver Shea Homes plans taking shape

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer National homebuilding company Shea Homes is making headway with design renderings for an active lifestyle residential community in Denver. According their website, the Trilogy Active Lifestyle Communities are a resort community division within Shea Homes, designed specifically for the Baby Boomer generation. The Denver residential development,…

Lincoln Charter Lincolnton campus construction under way

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln Charter School began 15 years ago with a campus in Lincolnton and a desire to provide a great school for children to get a quality education. Since then, the school has grown to include two campuses, one in Denver and the other in Lincolnton —…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting bringing worship, family together

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Though it may look like a ghost town out of the Old West, the campground where Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting is held every year comes very much alive on Aug. 15. Thousands of people from neighboring churches will gather for two weeks to share in fellowship…

Profits soar for Hog Happenin’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s 2014 Hog Happenin’ festival saw a significant rise in profits compared to the 2013 event. The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, which annually hosts the two-day barbeque and motorcycle event, released 2013 and 2014 financial records of the event to the Times-News after the board’s…

Harris Teeter to close Boger City location

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After nearly 48 years of business, a regional grocery chain has announced it is closing the doors at its Boger City location. Harris Teeter’s corporate office issued a press statement that said the Boger City store, located on 2318 East Main Street, will permanently close on…

E-cigarette shop opens on Lincolnton’s Court Square

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may be swapping out their packs of tobacco cigarettes for an alternative, thanks to a new downtown business. Vape Envy, located at 107 Court Square, opened its doors on Saturday. The business, owned by Cherryville resident Mario Greene, specializes in the sales of electronic…

Woman drowns in Lake Norman

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Staff report Rescuers recovered the body of a 36-year-old Lincolnton woman who drowned in Lake Norman at a Denver residence on Tuesday. The body of Elisabeth Anna Burford, 36, of 214 Rock Ola Lane in Lincolnton, was located at 6:40 p.m. by divers, several feet from the pier where she…

Deputies make two drug arrests

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators recently made two drug busts, and utilized surveillance and a national database that tracks methamphetamine precursors to take cocaine and methamphetamine off of Lincoln County streets. Deputies tracked Christopher Lee Sisk, 37, of 1119 Safeway Drive in Gastonia, on the…

Apple Queen crowned

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North Lincoln student Abby Jane Hord takes title ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County is celebrating the reign of a new Apple Queen. Abby Jane Hord, a rising senior at North Lincoln High School, was crowned Lincoln County Apple Queen, a title which holds a $3,000 scholarship to further her…