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Man charged with attempted robbery, fleeing from police

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Staff report A man allegedly tried to rob a woman in the restroom at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton Monday afternoon. After the woman screamed, the suspect, Jontavius Littlejohn, 19, ran from the library. When Lincolnton police officers tracked him down, the suspect fled and a chase began…

Library board requests new Lincolnton, East Lincoln libraries

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Library Board of Trustees presented a list of facility priorities during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Earlier this year, Kimberly Bolan and Associates, a library consulting firm, completed an in-depth study of the county’s libraries and…

School partnerships with businesses, churches help students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Several schools within the Lincoln County Schools district have businesses or churches that have “adopted” them. S. Ray Lowder Elementary School currently has the support of Carolinas Healthcare System-Lincoln (CHS-Lincoln) and First Baptist Lincolnton. CHS-Lincoln has been S. Ray Lowder’s supporter for approximately 15 years,…

Apple Queen celebrates Cuban heritage

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The past two years have been a whirlwind of change for Apple Queen Ana Acela Pérez Ochoa. From living in Cuba, where she was a student at the Vocational School of Arts in Matanzas, to relocating to the United States and becoming a student at…

Apple Festival brings thousands to Lincolnton

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer By many accounts, the 2017 Lincoln County Apple Festival hosted a record-breaking crowd. Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton executive director Brett Hicks said he checked in with most of the downtown merchants throughout the day and they said they had a lot of traffic and…

Democrats Brown, Queen enter race for Congress

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Two Democrats have announced their intent to seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 to serve the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. If elected, David Brown, a McAdenville resident, or Ken Queen, who resides in Forest City, would become the first Democrat…

Lincoln County library discussions on county agenda

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hear a report from the Lincoln County Library Board of Trustees during tonight’s regular monthly meeting. Earlier this year, Kimberly Bolan and Associates — a library consulting firm — completed an in-depth study of the county’s libraries and offered…

Six men charged in child predator sting

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Staff report A two-month Lincolnton Police Department undercover operation has resulted in the arrest of six men, including a registered sex offender, on child predator charges. Officers said in a press release that the sting operation involved undercover officers posing as a child on social media and that the suspects…

Pariano, Watson-Smyth join race for county commission

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Two more Republican candidates have announced their intent to run for a seat on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners in 2018. Raye Watson-Smyth and Jeff Pariano each filed paperwork with the Lincoln County Board of Elections on Tuesday morning that will allow them to accept…

Three headed to prison after drug convictions

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Staff report Three people arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to felony drug charges last week. In two of the three cases, narcotics detectives charged the dealers for their involvement in selling a trafficking amount of opioid pain pills to…

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