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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.…

Lincolnton icon Dr. John Gamble, Jr. dies

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Staff report Dr. John R. Gamble, Jr., a local icon, died on Monday, CMC-Lincoln officials confirmed. He was 92 years old. Gamble, a former Democratic county commissioner and state legislator, was known for his unceasing activity in his old age and his love of fishing. He was instrumental in the…

Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help to locate missing woman

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, of 6887 Lackey Road in Vale was last seen on May 26 by relatives when she left her residence with another white female in a black, four-door car, according…

Suspect charged for fatal hit-and-run

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Just one day after troopers made a break in a fatal hit-and-run investigation in Lincoln County, an arrest has been made. Travis Kirk Fitzpatrick, 33, of Catawba, was charged Saturday morning after troopers said they received an anonymous tip. He’s accused of striking Sherry Kittle, 53,…

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Troopers said they are searching for a person believed to have struck and killed a Lincolnton woman Wednesday night in a hit-and-run. The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. on Maiden Highway at Summerow Road in Lincolnton, according to Trooper C. Casey with the North Carolina State…

County experiences three-hour 911 outage

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Staff report Lincoln County’s 911 system struggled with a sporadic three-hour outage early Wednesday morning. According to a press release from assistant county manager Martha Lide, the 911 telecommunications personnel first experienced problems with the system at 5:45 a.m., when all incoming 911-phone lines rang simultaneously. Upon answering these calls,…

2 men charged for thefts, deputies seeking 4 at-large suspects

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following almost a year of unsolved residential break-ins across western Lincoln County, deputies have finally made arrests in the incidents. Deputies have apprehended two western Lincoln County men but are looking for four other individuals, including at least one teen, connected to the break-ins, according to…

Preacher sentenced for stalking

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local preacher was sentenced Monday in a Lincoln County courtroom after a district court judge found him guilty of stalking a relative earlier this year. Alan Hoyle, 53, of Lincolnton, was arrested on the misdemeanor stalking charge on April 1, according to the Lincoln County…

City, county to hold budget work sessions

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Staff report Government budget season is in full force this week, with both city and county officials holding budget workshops. Lincolnton’s City Council will hold its second budget workshop today at 6 p.m. at City Hall. According to City Clerk Donna Flowers, the purpose of the meeting is to continue…