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Local agencies rescue dog from South Fork

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    ‘Harry’ euthanized as a result of injuries JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton couple Jeff and Andie Gavin recently put their family dog to sleep after the 16-year-old animal suffered significant injuries this month after becoming trapped in a tree on the South Fork River, where heavy rains increased…

Heavy rains help some crops, hurt others

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Ray Gora / Lincoln Times-News In spite of the unusually wet season, Lineberger Berry Hill Farms has been productive overall, with very few problems due to the extensive rainfall. Here, Harold Lineberger holds some of the large, ripe Chickasaw blackberries his farm has been growing. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln…

Man, teen stepson charged for nearly 5 pounds of pot

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man and his teen stepson have been charged with possessing nearly five pounds of marijuana inside their northern Lincoln County home, deputies said. The bust occurred at a Benny Shrum Lane residence near the Lincoln-Catawba County line following a more than six-month long investigation, narcotics…

City Council to hear report on Hog Happenin’

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A review of this year’s Hog Happenin’ is expected to be a topic of discussion during Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. The annual event, which took place more than a month ago on June 7 and 8, has proven to be a somewhat divisive subject in…

Dunkin’ Donuts eyeing eastern Lincoln County

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Plans are currently in the works for a new Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Lincoln County, with members of the public invited to share their input on the proposal during a community-involvement meeting Thursday. John Coughlin, who has the development rights for the Massachusetts-based chain in Lincoln…

Two teens, juvenile charged for Denver break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Lincoln County teens including one juvenile broke into a Denver residence Sunday night, less than a year after the Sheriff’s Office said one of the suspects also targeted multiple tents at an area camp meeting facility. The 15-year-old juvenile, whom the Sheriff’s Office did not…

Candidates file for city elections

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Filing for the 2013 Lincolnton municipal election got underway Friday at noon, with the two-week period for candidates to officially mark their intention to run for city office continuing through July 19. Two incumbents were among the four candidates who filed Friday. Mayor John Gilleland, a…

Program to teach Braille to blind children

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “It’s not an embarrassment to be blind,” Yvonne Franz said. The Lincolnton resident has been teaching visually-impaired students for more than three decades and could not be more excited to teach Braille and other life skills to eight local five to 12-year-olds this week. Franz helped…

School Board to consider vendors

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to take action on a variety of items during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, as well as hear various reports. First on the agenda is the consideration of several Policy Committee recommendations, including one regarding attendance, another…

Poetry Lincolnton releases anthology

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor Poetry Lincolnton has been hosting readings at the Lincoln Cultural Center every month since 2011 and now the fruit of those meetings is something tangible. The group released its first anthology in June, “The Best of Poetry Lincolnton 2013 Reading Series,” through a co-sponsorship with Charlotte-based…