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Deputies: Lincolnton man arrested after buying cocaine

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested Dershae Mylantus Blackburn, 24, of 339 Car Farm Road, Apt 1, in Lincolnton and charged him with possessing a quarter ounce of cocaine. A tip from a confidential informant indicated that Blackburn was meeting with a supplier buy drugs,…

Gastonia man charged with 2007 sexual assault

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Gastonia man was arrested on Friday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Lincoln County in 2007. Detective Kelly Paris called in Jonathan Ray Campbell, 23, for questioning after being contacted by the Pottsdam, New York police department…

OUR VIEW – City needs commitment from county

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Lincoln County’s $17 million plan to move many of its offices out of downtown Lincolnton and into the old hospital on Gamble Drive will change the city, and not for the better. The list of offices that will remain in downtown, detailed in a story in a recent edition of…

Inmate injured after jumping from second-floor walkway

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office reported that Crystal Jones Hubbard, 34, of 1841 Ellick Drive, Newton, was seriously injured around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday after intentionally jumping over a second-floor railing at the county detention center. According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, Hubbard complained of…

Sheriff’s Office seeking help to locate runaway

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway, Nicholas Andrew Thompkins, 17, last seen on June 17 at his residence on Highland Bluff Court. Anyone with information that may help locate him is asked to contact Detective Matt Lykins…

Storms nearly destroy local home

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Mark Landers was already on a fire call for the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department when he received another that hit a little too close to home. His wife and daughter were in their home on Business 321 when a rash of severe storms blew through…

Boy in stable condition after accidental hanging

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Staff report A 10-year-old boy is in stable condition after accidentally hanging himself from basketball goal at a Lincolnton home on Sunday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the boy was playing basketball outside a residence on the 2800-block of Long Shoals Road around 9:30 a.m. when his grandmother saw…

Two brothers killed in car wreck

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Staff report The state highway patrol confirmed two brothers were killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Reepsville Road on the county’s western end on Thursday. Joshua Gantt, 27, of Diamond Lane in Vale, and his brother Casey Gantt, 23, of Sam Houser Road in Vale, were both killed when their…

UPDATED: Missing teen found

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UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Kalvin Michael Charles returned home on Friday. Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Lincolnton teenager. According to a press release, Kalvin Michael Charles, 16, of 976 Horseshoe Lake Road was last seen by…

Lincolnton man charged with damaging patrol cars

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Lincolnton man with damaging two patrol cars and resisting arrest. Deputies said they were called to a residence on Beaver Dam Lane in Lincolnton on Monday around 6:30 p.m. to investigate an incident in which a man was damaging property.…