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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…

Lake Norman management plan on county agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Only a few items sit on the agenda and perhaps only one will be the subject of extended discussion. Public works and utilities director Don Chamblee…

Carolina Eye Care to give free exams to Lincoln students

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Staff report Carolina Eye Care will donate time and machinery to screen all Lincoln County Schools first graders this week. The eye screenings begin at Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. G.E. Massey and S. Ray Lowder students have screenings later in the morning. Eight other schools will…

Lincoln County Schools will host meeting on redistricting

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Thursday to discuss changes to attendance lines that will force some Denver elementary students to change schools. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pumpkin Center Intermediate gymnasium and follows…

Lincoln County Democratic Party elects new leadership

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Tommy Huskey was sworn in Monday as the new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party. The party’s county convention was held on April 11 at party headquarters on West Water Street in Lincolnton. “I am honored and very excited to serve as an officer for…

Hit and run driver strikes school bus

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Staff report A school bus carrying 27 children was rear-ended at the intersection of Rock Dam Road and Highway 27 West late Wednesday afternoon. Jeffrey Wayne Powers, of 2279 Fulton Trail in Lincolnton, was the driver of a green 1997 GMC pickup truck that fled the scene. Powers was later…