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Maiden man charged with robbing grandparents

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Staff report A call about a fictitious home break-in on Wednesday led to the arrest of a Maiden man on charges that he robbed and kidnapped his grandparents in 2012. Zachary Cecil Lawing, 33, of 3440 Walker Road, was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree…

Bomb threat leads to search of Lincolnton Middle

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Staff report A bomb threat relayed verbally between multiple students at Lincolnton Middle School was overheard and reported to law enforcement on Wednesday, April 22. The incident led to a search of the school on Wednesday afternoon by local law enforcement. No bombs or weapons were found on the grounds…

New subdivision proposed for Denver

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County has scheduled a community involvement meeting in Denver to discuss a proposed subdivision on Campground Road. The meeting, slated for May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department, will center on Campground 64, LLC’s request to rezone 64 acres from single-family residential…

Casar man charged with stealing from Mitchem Farms

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Staff report A Casar man, who worked at a farm owned by Carrol Mitchem, chairman of the county’s Board of Commissioners and owner of the Mitchem’s Kitchen restaurant, has been charged with stealing cash from his employer. Brian Kelly Brackett, 37, of 1559 Casar Lawndale Road, was charged by the…

Lincoln County Board of Education plans budget requests

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the majority of Monday evening’s special called meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Education’s conversation centered on the hard numbers for this year’s upcoming county budget. But for a not insignificant period of time, board members also discussed how to best present their requests to county commissioners.…

Deputies: Man had 3 pounds of marijuana

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Staff report An Iron Station man was charged with possessing more than three pounds of marijuana by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Rush Logan Nantz, 35, of 2150 Highway 73, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell marijuana and possession of a schedule I controlled substance…

Woman found dead after Lincolnton apartment fire

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A 65-year-old Lincolnton woman died in an apartment fire on Monday. After a call from a concerned neighbor, the Boger City Fire Department was dispatched to a one-story apartment fire at 963 Bailey Springs Road in Lincolnton and arrived on the scene shortly before 7:30 p.m.…

Second arrest made in theft of guns

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly stealing guns from an Iron Station residence. Daniel Brandon Houser, 26, of 538 Polo Trail, was charged Friday, April 17 with one count of felony larceny, four felony counts of larceny of a firearm…

Deputies: Man sent photograph of private parts to victim

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  Staff report   A 36-year-old Cherryville man has been charged with disseminating obscenity by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly sending a photograph of his private parts to a woman he was harassing. Ashley Dean Waters, of 1861 Wehunt Store Road, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor cyberstalking,…

North Lincoln band hosts Spirit Night to fundraise for new uniforms

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Staff report The North Lincoln High School Band of Knights and the North Lincoln Band Boosters are currently seeking sponsorships and donations to help purchase new uniforms. The band’s current uniforms were purchased 11 years ago, when the school first opened, and need to be replaced, according to a press…

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