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Car hits another Denver home

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Staff report For the second time in 48 hours, Denver first responders responded to an accident involving an automobile striking an occupied residence. Monday morning, the Denver Fire Department, local EMS and law enforcement were dispatched to familiar scene. On the previous day, an automobile struck a home on Highway…

Former Denver newspaper publisher announces plans to run for governor

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Staff report An East Lincoln resident has announced plans to run as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina’s 2016 gubernatorial race. Ken Fortenberry, former publisher of the weekly news@norman newspaper, informed media outlets of his decision to run in a press release Tuesday afternoon. His political platform includes calling for…

UPDATED: Woman reported missing left home willingly

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Staff report A 30-year-old Denver woman who was reported missing by Lincoln County deputies on Dec. 29 was found to be willingly away from home and is not in danger, according to a press release. Deputies said that Dana Thompson Luther, of 2294 Beth Haven Church Road, was reported missing…

Lincolnton police nab fugitive

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Efforts by the Lincolnton Police Department have resulted in the arrest of a fugitive. Jeffrey Dean Tucker, 49, was arrested on Dec. 27 by patrol officer Isaiah Mathews and was charged with felony breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a felon at a…

Vale man arrested for rape of child

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Staff report A Vale man is facing several felony charges related to the sexual assault of a child. The Lincolnton Police Department received a report about a child molestation on Dec. 14. According to a press release, Danny Lee Hensley, 40, of 7873 Matthew Miller Road was arrested on charges…

Deputies: Assistant district attorney’s wallet stolen, woman confesses

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Staff report A Rowan County woman is accused of stealing an assistant district attorney’s wallet while she was awaiting trial at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Wednesday. Jessica Jean Yeckley, 32, of 1580 Amity Hill Road in Cleveland, was at the courthouse to face trial on a misdemeanor charge of…

Police make arrest in purse theft

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with stealing a woman’s purse at the city’s Wal-Mart on Nov. 20. Donald Addison Masters, 59, of 1488 Waters Road, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and given a $1,000 unsecured bond for the alleged theft. Lincolnton Police officers said an elderly woman…

Woman arrested at Wal-Mart for counterfeit traveler’s check

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Staff report A Georgia woman tried to pass a counterfeit traveler’s check at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Sunday, police said. Lincolnton Police Department officers responded to the store around 2:45 p.m. and spoke with Kimberly Elise Dumas, 46, of 5150 Glendora Drive in Powder Springs, Georgia. Officers said Dumas tried…

Police: Man caught in the act of stealing TV

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Staff report Lincolnton police officers caught a man in the process of stealing a television set from a South Aspen Street residence on Sunday, according to a press release. Officers said they found Reginald Eugene Jones, 46, of Catawba Street in Lincolnton, trying to leave a residence while carrying a…

Man struck and killed by train in city

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Staff report A Lincoln County man was struck and killed by a train in the Lincolnton city limits on Sunday, according to police. Officers responded to the railroad tracks near the 1200 block of East Gaston Street early on the morning of Dec. 7 about a call regarding a subject…