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Deputies: Local men caught with heroin

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies uncovered at least four ounces of heroin during a traffic stop Friday afternoon east of Lincolnton. Both Camden Michael Nolen, 30, of the 6000 block of Nolen Acres in Lincolnton and Jordan Ray Vanzandt, 21, of 5693 Nora Drive in Iron Station, were arrested in…

Man injured when cannon explodes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man’s homemade cannon exploded in his face during a New Year’s celebration, sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Timothy Crouse Hester was with family and friends around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday when the black-powdered device went off,…

Handmade dulcimers make a sweet sound

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Frank Brown likes knowing he can take a piece of wood that would have otherwise been cut up or used to build a barn, he said, and turn it into an object that produces a beautiful sound. For the last eight years, the 72-year-old…

Carolina Trust Bank names new CEO

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Staff report Lincolnton-based Carolina Trust Bank has appointed a new President and CEO to head their company. The bank’s Board of Director’s announced on Dec. 26 they had appointed Jerry L. Ocheltree to begin the position Jan. 1. In a press release, Chairman of the Board of Directors Johnathan Rhyne,…

Man singled out in report as ‘disappointment’ wants explanation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Downtown Development Association is under fire after a controversial staff report left one Lincoln County resident irate. In the association’s Nov. 26th report received by the Times-News, Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth released a staff report outlining the successes, disappointments and upcoming events…

Officers seeking suspects still at-large after county drug roundups

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dozen individuals indicted in Lincoln County drug round-ups over the last three years remain at-large, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Each of the 12 suspects are accused of using, buying or selling prescription pills or controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana, narcotics…

Injured, abused dog found in road

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dog found lying on a county roadway last month with life-threatening injuries is currently on the road to recovery. An individual contacted Lincoln County Animals Services about the dog on Dec. 27, stating the injured animal was lying along Sorrells Baxter Road, on the county’s…

GSA club alleges bullying at WLHS

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer West Lincoln High School faced significantly controversy surrounding the recent formation of a Gay Straight Alliance club this past December. Starting the week of Dec. 9, several students were found bullying club members through derogatory signage across campus, including posters, banners and even homophobic slurs spray…

Waiting on a New Year’s shape-up

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Barefoot skiing competition coming to Lake Norman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the 35th year in a row, professional water skiers will celebrate the New Year by competing with their bare feet on Lake Norman. The annual “Barefoot New Year’s Day Challenge” will take place today at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford. John Gillette, spokesperson for…