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Three arrested on drug charges

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people last week after the conclusion of separate narcotics investigations. The Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit formally charged five people with multiple drug charges and three people are still at large. A sixth person was also charged for drugs while warrants were being…

Sex offender charged with failure to register

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Staff report An investigation into possible child abuse led detectives to a man who has been charged with not registering as a sex offender since his conviction in 2005 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelsey Harrington learned during an investigation that the boyfriend of the child’s…

Budget adoption, chicken options on city agenda

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton’s City Council will likely adopt the 2016-17 budget at its regular session on Thursday and may also vote on allowing chickens in the city limits. The proposed budget, which includes four major funds, rests at $27,236,047. In comparison, the 2015-16 budget landed at $29,738,049, with…

Details released in car wreck that killed 1-year-old

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Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers have identified the people involved in a wreck on Friday that took the life of 1-year-old Jaylah Kassidy Hart on Saturday. An SUV being driven by Hart’s father, Silas Hart, 21, of Lincolnton, was travelling south on South Generals Boulevard near Robin Road at…

Deputies ask for public’s help to locate missing woman

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who has been missing since May 24. Brigette L. Tenorio, 43, was last seen in the early morning hours of May 24, at 2166 Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton, NC. Tenorio’s last known address…

City revs up for Hog Happenin’, event’s future uncertain

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For the 16th year, Lincolnton will host the annual “Hog Happenin’” event in the downtown area this weekend. The event has suffered a downshift in volunteerism and there were questions raised regarding whether the event would make it through the planning stages. The lack of volunteers…

Utility truck overturns on Highway 321, driver ejected

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A utility truck traveling northbound overturned on Highway 321 near mile marker 20 in Lincoln County on Tuesday morning. The driver was transported to the hospital after being ejected from the truck. Traffic was temporarily delayed as emergency responders cleared the scene. The driver told emergency…

Marine Corps League to host Memorial Day service

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League will host a Memorial Day service on the east side of the Lincoln County Courthouse today. The service has been a long-standing tradition for the city and Marine Corps League public relations officer Teresa Trevino-Schick said the community was…

Felon charged with stealing guns from father

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Staff report A convicted felon has been charged with stealing guns from his father and another man. Karl Hartley told Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 5 that several guns were stolen from his home. The investigation led deputies to Matthew Allen Hartley, 21, of 3736 Henderson Street in…

Baby injured in car crash

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A baby was on life support early Sunday morning after a car crash in Lincolnton. The 1-year-old was transferred to CHS-Lincoln with life-threatening injuries on Friday afternoon after the SUV it was riding in was rear-ended on South Generals Boulevard. The accident happened near Arbor Run Drive.…