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Suspect caught in NYC

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     New York City police arrested an Iron Station man Thursday wanted for identity theft and a number of other charges in Lincoln and Catawba Counties, deputies said. Aquil Giovanni Jackson, 27, of 526 Mt. Vernon Church Road, was apprehended by officers in…

Theatre Guild presents ‘Southern Fried Murder’

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     At least one person will be murdered in Lincolnton today as 10 local actors bring to life Billy St. John’s comedic production of “Southern Fried Murder” for the first of six shows this month at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Directed by local resident…

Starr to retire from Cooperative Extension

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, is set to retire at the end of this year after more than two decades at the post. He came on board as director in April of 1991, having previously worked for about seven-and-a-half…

Women train hard for Charlotte’s lengthy AVON breast cancer walk

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the last several months, three Lincolnton women — team name “The Rack Pack: Racking Up the Miles for a Cure” — have been training and raising funds for this month’s AVON Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte, one of eight host cities…

Citizens take advantage of early voting

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Hunger Walk proceeds to benefit locals

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     All funds raised through this weekend’s annual Hunger Walk in Lincolnton will benefit local residents, Event Chairman Charles Stevens said. Prior to changing the event from a Crop Hunger Walk to just Hunger Walk, only a quarter of raised funds stayed in…

Man charged with high-speed chase

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Charlotte man is accused of trying to use a fake check at a Denver store Tuesday before leading deputies on a high-speed vehicular chase into oncoming traffic. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release, Valentine Herbert Smith and another…

Candidate Survey: Rhyne & White

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  Editor’s note: Republican incumbent Devin Rhyne and Democrat Mary Frances White are seeking election to Lincolnton’s Ward I seat on the City Council. Rhyne is currently serving out the remainder of his first term on the Council. The Times-News submitted 10 questions to each of the candidates in the…

Candidate Survey: Eaddy & Thomas

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  Editor’s note: Democrat Martin Eaddy and Republican Jay Thomas are vying for Lincolnton’s Ward III seat on the City Council, currently held by Democrat Carroll Heavner. Heavner, a former Mayor of Lincolnton, is the longest-serving official in Lincolnton’s history and is not seeking reelection. The Times-News submitted 10 questions…

Candidate Survey: Mayor Gilleland

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  Editor’s note: Republican incumbent John Gilleland is running unopposed for the office of Mayor. The Times-News submitted 10 questions to each of the candidates in the upcoming city elections. Gilleland’s responses are listed below.   Why are you running for office? Gilleland: I am running for re-election because I…