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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…

Three Dems file for city seats

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Staff report At midday on Monday, the first day of filing for the City of Lincolnton’s primary election, three Democrats had filed and no representatives from the Republican Party had made their intent to run for Mayor or one of the available council seats official. It has been confirmed that…

Deputies: Man had 3 pounds of marijuana

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with possessing nearly three pounds of marijuana after an anonymous tip to law enforcement led to a search of his home. Terrell Richard Sweet, 45, of 225 Bynum Road, was arrested of Tuesday when Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators followed up…

Gaston trio accused of cocaine trafficking

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Staff report Three Gaston County residents have been charged with trafficking more than an ounce of cocaine in Lincoln County after a Sheriff’s Office surveillance operation on Tuesday. Deputies said investigators watched a drug deal while conducting surveillance in the 3200 block of Gastonia Highway, south of Lincolnton. They later…

Officials: Morganton man tried to help Islamic State

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — A North Carolina man is in the custody of federal authorities, who say he planned assassinations in the United States in support of the Islamic State terrorist group. Federal authorities said in a news release Monday that 19-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan of Morganton faces several charges, including…

Charlotte man accused of sexual assault of juvenile

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Lincoln County, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Mark Emmanuel Olivos-Martinez, 26, of the 4600 block of Langden Gate Drive, was arrested on Lincoln County charges of one felony count each of statutory rape and taking…

Suspect in Charleston shooting captured in Shelby

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The Associated Press 11:48 a.m. The police chief in Charleston says the white man suspected of killing nine people inside a historic black church has been captured in North Carolina. Chief Greg Mullen says 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina. Mullen…

Deputies: Morganton woman helped cover up murder

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Staff report A Morganton woman has been charged with helping a man cover up the February murder of his 77-year-old grandmother. Amber Dawn Harris, 28, of 5469 Wallace Road, is accused of helping Chadwick Allen Bean, who was charged with first degree murder for the stabbing death of Lucille Miller…

Iron Station man arrested for kidnapping

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Staff report An Iron Station man was arrested Friday, June 12 on kidnapping charges for allegedly assaulting his father and sister and holding his parents against their will on June 3. Deputies responded to the parents’ home on Mary Ester Modlin Trail in Iron Station on June 3, on a…