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One man extradited from NYC to Lincoln, second suspect still at-large

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One of two Lincoln County men accused of identity theft and a number of other charges in Lincoln and Catawba Counties has been extradited to the area from New York, the Sheriff’s Office said. New York City officers apprehended Aquil Giovanni Jackson, 27, of 526 Mt.…

‘Missing’ Maiden woman charged with stealing from employer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A formerly missing Maiden woman has been charged with stealing more than $15,000 from her employer, police said. According to a Maiden Police Department news release, officers arrested 36-year-old Jennifer Leigh Wynn Thursday for allegedly taking money on Oct. 7 from Royal Enterprises, where she worked…

Trio charged for murder of Denver woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A mother, son and his girlfriend accused of their involvement this month in the death of a Denver woman made their first appearances in the case today through video arraignment. Judge Meredith Shuford read each suspect’s rights, gave them the opportunity to seek a court-appointed attorney…

Dems keep City Council

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Democrats maintained control of Lincolnton’s City Council after Tuesday’s municipal elections. Martin Eaddy took Lincolnton’s Ward III seat on the council over Republican Jay Thomas, and kept the Democrats at a 3-1 advantage. Republican incumbent Devin Rhyne won the Ward I seat over Democrat Mary…

Solar farm vote delayed

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Roughly 100 people attended the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Meeting at the Civic Center Monday night, with the majority interested in the recent developments with Strata Solar Farms. Strata Solar, LLC has requested a conditional use permit to construct a solar power generator facility in…

Woman charged with child abuse

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County woman admitted to breaking her toddler’s leg because he refused to sit still during a diaper change, deputies said. During a polygraph examination Monday with Sheriff’s Office detectives, Amanda Leighan Josey, of 4417 King Wilkinson Road in Denver, confessed to twisting her…

LCSO: More charges for Charlotte prescription forgers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Charlotte men accused of forging a prescription at a Denver pharmacy Thursday also engaged in a similar incident at a second eastern Lincoln County pharmacy earlier that day, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies have charged the following suspects in the case: Courtney Redfearn, 36, of…

Native American brings his art to Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Our kids are our future,” Lincolnton resident Christopher Rowland said. The Montana native and Native American artist/musician, born with the name “Ma’heonehoo’estse” — meaning “man from holy place” — has a vision to use various avenues of art to both empower and heal Native American youth…

Lincolnton police car vandalized

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton Police officers are looking for the culprit who vandalized a window of one of the agency’s police cruisers this week. Officers believed the incident took place sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The vehicles back window was shattered in the incident. No…

Rep. Jason Saine to receive new committee appointments

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Republican representative Jason Saine received two new appointments to committees earlier this week. His first appointment was to the Assessment of Regulated and Non-regulated Industry Utility Fees Joint Study Committee. According to their press release, the committee is in charge of assessing the regulatory fee structure…