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Primary election held today

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Staff report Today is the last day Lincoln County residents will be able to cast their vote for the 2014 Primary Election. Polls opened this morning at 6:30 a.m. and will remain open until 7:30 p.m. According to Lincoln County Board of Elections Director Bradley Putnam, the early voter turnout…

Lincoln Cafe closed after fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton eatery will be closed through Tuesday following a small-scale fire at the business Sunday morning. According to Bryan Greene, owner of Lincoln Cafe and a former Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy, a fire started near one of the facility’s burners, damaging a wall. The restaurant,…

Sheriff’s Office: Three pipe bombs exploded in Iron Station neighborhood

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Deputies: Vale man illegally harbored $800 in prescription pills

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A western Lincoln County man accused of illegally possessing several hundred dollars’ worth of prescription pills this month is scheduled to make a first court appearance in the case today, according to deputies. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lieutenant, Tim Johnson, head of the Major Crimes Unit, initiated…

Sheriff’s Office: Lincolnton house guest confessed to sexually touching 7-year-old resident

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man receiving housing assistance from a Lincoln County family was jailed Wednesday after confessing to deputies that he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old resident during his stay at the home. Clay Allen Rudisill, 51, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. after officers located him walking along Springs…

Deputies: Catawba County man caught with 2 lbs. of pot

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Narcotics Investigators said they stopped a vehicle carrying nearly two pounds of hydroponic marijuana on Tuesday on U.S. 321 South. While conducting drug interdiction work along the busy roadway, officers spotted the driver of a black Nissan Murano not wearing a seatbelt and initiated…

Deputies: Maiden teen choked dog during argument

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Jason Hilderbran JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An area teen is accused of choking a dog during an argument with his mom this week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to 3999 Benny Shrum Lane in Maiden on Monday in reference to a domestic disturbance, according to an agency…

UPDATED-Sheriff: Man killed after argument with brother

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Staff report A Lincoln County man was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday after deputies said he killed his brother after an argument. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road in Lincolnton, is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $750,000 secured bond and…

Deputies looking for suspect who exposed himself at Denver Arby’s

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Staff report Lincoln County deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify an individual they said exposed himself at the Arby’s drive-thru on Highway 73 in Denver on Feb. 18. They said the suspect placed an order shortly before 6 p.m., drove to the window to pay and, after…

Lincolnton man charged with child sexual assault

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    Ricardo Magallanes   Staff report   A Lincolnton man was charged with child sexual assault by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of 2014 Shoal Road, was arrested by detectives for two felony counts of first-degree sexual offense. Officials with the Lincoln County…