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Pair arrested on fugitive charges

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Staff report Two Bessemer City residents were arrested Tuesday on fugitive warrants. Deputies said Christi Ray Griffis, 57, and Lori Marie Carey, both of Coho Road, were wanted in Piece County, Georgia. A detective noticed the pair in a vehicle with Georgia license plates driving suspiciously on George Brown Road…

City shakes up development department

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Vicki Davis stepped down from her post as the director of Lincolnton’s business and community development department, it provided city officials with the opportunity to reclassify the position and evaluate the role. Now a coordinator position that will report to zoning director Laura Elam, City…

Face jugs will remain in downtown for now

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The “face jugs” that form downtown Lincolnton’s public art display will remain in place, for now, despite several being recently broken. The board of directors for the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton met on Thursday morning and voted unanimously to leave the face jugs mounted in…

Jimmy Buffett takes the stage with local band

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Zac Brown tribute band 20 Ride received the surprise of their music careers while playing a show in Greensboro on Aug. 15. Music legend Jimmy Buffett stepped on the stage to sing his hit “Margaritaville” with the band at the PGA Wyndham Championship. The band…

Board of Elections sets provisional early voting hours

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Elections met earlier this week and set a tentative date and plan for one-stop voting hours and polling locations for the November general election. At this moment, Lincoln County residents wishing to cast their ballots prior to Election Day can vote…

Homeowners find stolen car in Vale pond

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office removed a car from Eaker Pond off of Highway 274 in Vale on Wednesday evening. Sheriff David Carpenter confirmed that the car was reported stolen in December and the case is still under investigation. “The people that own the pond noticed…

Deputies investigating vehicle break-ins

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating several vehicle break-ins that occurred Tuesday night to unlocked vehicles in a development off South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley. Residents began reporting the break-ins Wendesday to vehicles parked at homes on Woodcrest Drive, Pinkney Place, Sedgebrook Drive East and Sedgebrook…

Moving company employee charged with theft

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Staff report A moving company employee has been charged with stealing jewelry from a family moving back to Denver from Georgia. The family had hired a moving company through U-Haul to help unload a U-Haul truck that was used to move their belongings to a residence on Silver Jade Trail…

Lincolnton residents die in Georgia wreck

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Staff report Two Lincolnton residents were killed in a car crash on Interstate 85 in Georgia on Wednesday morning. Tonya L. Curtis, 42, and Kyle W. Garver, 20, died when the 2004 Ford Excursion they occupied ran off the road around 9:40 a.m. in the southbound lane of Interstate 85…

One arrested for meth lab

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested one man in connection with a meth lab and are looking for a second man. Joseph Robert Creech, 50, of Swanson Road in Crouse, was arrested on Saturday. Deputies said they located a “one pot” meth lab at the Swanson Road…