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School board discusses changes to elementary schools

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education has approved changes to the makeup of elementary schools in Lincolnton. At a special meeting held Wednesday, the board unanimously voted to begin the process of transitioning G.E. Massey Elementary and S. Ray Lowder Elementary to K-5 schools and…

Carpenter: Unlikely that ICE will enlist local deputies

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A pair of memos released by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday outlined how President Donald Trump plans to enforce two executive orders on illegal immigration that he signed last month. The memos, signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly, would expand the category of people…

Body identified as missing woman

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Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers have confirmed that the “badly decomposed body” found in a wooded area off of Hollis Henderson Road was a woman who was reported missing in 2015. Officers said Patricia Linn Loveless was reported missing in March 2015. A public works crew with the City…

Nine facing felony drug charges

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Staff report Eight people were arrested on felony drug charges on Wednesday and Thursday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said one person is still at-large following the arrests, which were the result of investigations into the sale of methamphetamine and prescription drugs in Lincoln County. Teresa Louise Dellinger,…

Mooresville man charged with TV theft

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Staff report A Mooresville man has been charged with stealing a television from a Lincolnton home he had visited. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Jeremy Neal McDougal, 26, allegedly stole a television from the home on Sun Valley Trail after arguing with the homeowner. Deputies said the television was…

Man charged with child sexual assault

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2016. Phillip Wayne Vrchota, 34, of Pinewood Drive, is accused of inappropriately touching the girl, who is a relative, at his home in June and July. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies first received a report…

Woman killed in car crash

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Staff report A 22-year-old Iron Station woman died in a car crash in Catawba County early Wednesday morning. Troopers said Marissa Billings was killed at around 4:30 a.m. on Slanting Bridge Road, near Highway 150, when her car crossed the centerline and was hit by another vehicle. The driver of…

‘Price is Right’ fundraiser to benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The “Price is Right” benefit to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center (LCCACA) is returning for the 11th year to the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Funds raised from the event help LCCACA to protect…

Lincolnton Sportsman Club welcomes first female member

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Sportsman Club, founded in 1945, recently revised its bylaws to allow female members. The first woman, Lincolnton resident Teresa Caudle, was voted in on Feb. 16. “I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and was always ice fishing, regular…

Commissioners table request for development on Lake Norman

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved four rezoning requests and tabled a fifth during a meeting on Monday evening. Jerry Reese, a Charlotte attorney requesting an amendment to a previously approved residential development on Lake Norman, made some last-minute changes to his updated master plan…