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Heroin, cocaine seized in separate traffic stops

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized nearly an ounce of heroin and a half-ounce of cocaine in two traffic stops on Saturday. Following a month-long investigation, members of the Sheriff’s Office narcotics division received information regarding individuals that were allegedly transporting narcotics from Charlotte to Lincoln…

Lawndale man arrested for stalking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Lawndale man was charged with misdemeanor stalking following an investigation by the Lincolnton Police Department. A female victim filed a report on Sept. 17 that a white male was behaving suspiciously in the parking lot of her place of business. According to a press release…

Two Bunker Hill students die in crash

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Staff report Two Bunker Hill High School students were killed in a car crash in Catawba County on Friday. Troopers said the vehicle, a 2002 Mercedes, was traveling east on Riverbend Road in Conover, near Highway 16, around 10 p.m. when it approached a right-hand curve at a high rate…

Body found in Lincolnton home

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1800 block of Arrowood Road in Lincolnton on Friday in response to a call that a deceased male was found in a home. At press time, the cause of death is unclear, but Lt. Tim Johnson with the…

City men face drug and weapons charges

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two Lincolnton men are facing drug and weapons charges after city police executed search warrants at their address. The Lincolnton Police Department served search warrants at 722 E. Pine Street following a multi-week investigation that was initiated after citizen complaints of criminal and drug activity. During…

4 arrested for vehicle break-ins

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Three Cornelius men and one teen have been charged for a string of vehicle break-ins that took place in the eastern part of Lincoln County. According to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Dyante Siobhan Henley, 23, of 9728 Psalms Street, Andre Thomas…

Federal court delays portions of NC voting law

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Staff report North Carolina voters will be able to participate in same-day registration and out-of-precinct provisional voting during this year’s election after a federal appeals court ruled that several sections of the state’s new voting regulations could not be implemented for the midterm election. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals…

Police: Men stole $2,000 of merchandise from Wal-Mart

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify two men suspected of stealing $1,900 worth of merchandise from the Lincolnton Wal-Mart. According to a press release issued by the Lincolnton Police Department, officers were called to the North Generals Boulevard location on…

Shotgun stolen in 1987 recovered by LCSO

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Staff report A shotgun that was stolen from an eastern Lincoln County home in 1987 has been recovered and was returned to its owner on Sept. 30. The theft of the firearm, investigated by then-rookie deputy David Carpenter, who is now sheriff of Lincoln County, was closed when the firearm…

Health Departments to offer free KI in case of nuclear emergency

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Staff report Residents living within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone of the McGuire and Catawba Nuclear Stations will have access to potassium iodine in the event of an emergency at either of the nuclear plants. Health Departments in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Iredell and Mecklenburg counties will distribute the over-the-counter medication…