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County placed under voluntary water restrictions

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County joined several other North Carolina jurisdictions Monday in implementing voluntary water restrictions. The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) declared Stage 1 drought levels — the second of five drought stages outlined in the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) — as a result of high…

Man arrested for drugs, stolen gun

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Staff report Three men are facing drug charges following a search of a home on Lakeland Avenue in Lincolnton on Wednesday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they found more than 35 grams of cocaine, more than 10 grams of marijuana, 80 Xanax pills, cash, drug paraphernalia and…

Man faces felony charges after car chase

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Staff report A Sherrills Ford man was arrested on several felony charges after a car chase in eastern Lincoln County on Saturday. Deputies went to a residence in the 5000 block of Amity Lane in Iron Station to serve warrants against Cecil Brandon Hester, who was wanted on several charges.…

Deputies investigating theft from LCS maintenance shop

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a break-in and theft from the Lincoln County Schools maintenance compound at 127 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton. Deputies responded to that location on Tuesday after a report that the fence enclosure had been cut in front of the bus garage…

Officers file charges for breaking and entering against 6

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department has secured warrants against six people accused of breaking and entering and fraud. Jessica Brittany Lane, 19, was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count each of forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument and obtaining property by false pretenses. On Friday,…

Officers: Lincolnton woman stole $2,000

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman has been charged with felony breaking and entering and identity theft after allegedly stealing an elderly person’s checking account information and taking $2,000. Lincolnton Police Department officers interviewed the victim on Sunday. On Tuesday, detectives interviewed Brittany Nicole Bond Isoler, 24, of 330 E. Rhodes…

Denver man charged with statutory rape

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Staff report A Denver man has been arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a statutory rape that allegedly occurred in May. Randy Everette Spivey, 41, of the 6000 block of Eli Lane, turned himself in Friday on one felony count of statutory rape/sex offense of a…

Man killed in Highway 321 crash

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Staff report A man was killed Friday morning when a truck he was driving struck a guardrail near mile marker 30 on Highway 321 near the Lincoln County-Catawba County line, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The truck was speeding and overcorrected, officials said. The man was thrown from…

Three Republicans enter Lincolnton primary field

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Three Republicans have filed to run in the City of Lincolnton primary in September. Brandon Sigmon will seek the Republican nomination for mayor. Roby Jetton and Gene Poinsette have filed to run for city council seats. All three filed on Thursday. Sigmon, 31, grew up in…

Lincolnton city manager named in sexual harassment complaint

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An employee of the City of Lincolnton has filed a grievance with the Charlotte office of the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and retaliation. The grievance was filed on July 8 by city clerk Donna Flowers, who said in the…