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Men arrested for theft of trail cameras

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Staff report More than two dozen calls to law enforcement have resulted in the arrest of two Lincolnton men accused of stealing a pair of trail cameras from a Lincolnton property. Billy Ray Green, Jr., 29, of 305 Elizabeth Avenue, and Scottie Andrew Brooks, 33, of 828 Hoffman Road, were…

Lincoln County Schools on 2-hour delay Jan. 8

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Lincoln County Schools is on a two-hour delay for students on Thursday, Jan. 8, due to a forecast of frigid temperatures. Staff is on a regular schedule.…

Deputies: Stolen trail cameras send back photos of suspect

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has a pretty good idea about what the suspect in a recent theft of two trail cameras looks like. That’s because one of the cameras happened to snap photographs of the suspect and then emailed those photographs to the cameras’ owner. Now deputies…

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…