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Another subdivision proposed for East Lincoln

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County has issued notice of an upcoming community involvement meeting regarding a proposed residential development in the Catawba Springs Township. Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc., is requesting the rezoning of 58.5 acres from transitional residential to planned development residential to permit a subdivision with…

Store owners charged with drug trafficking

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Staff report The owners of a Lincolnton bargain store have been charged with drug trafficking. Mandi Uriah Smith, 39, and Askari Jaward Johnson, 39, both of Devine Road in Iron Station, owners of the J&M Discount Variety store located at 3485 East Highway 27 in Lincolnton, were arrested on Monday…

LCHA to open historic Machpelah Church to visitors on Saturday

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The late Rev. Dr. Robert Hall Morrison, pastor at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver in the 1800’s, will be making an appearance at the historic Machpelah Church in Iron Station on Saturday afternoon. Morrison, depicted by Charlotte historian Jim Williams, will provide some historical context and…

Lincoln Theatre Guild presentation of ‘Robin Hood’ opens Friday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer “Robin Hood” will be shown on the stage of the Lincoln Cultural Center beginning March 24. The play, which is presented by the Lincoln Theatre Guild, is directed by Pete DeGregory and stars Jeremy Homesley as Robin Hood, the generous outlaw of Sherwood Forest who…

Deputies investigating reports of shootout

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Staff report Deputies are investigating reports of a shootout in Iron Station on Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4900 block of Amity Lane at around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. When officers arrived, the homeowner told them that a silver car had pulled into the driveway of…

Three charged with selling methamphetamine

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Staff report Three people have been charged with selling methamphetamine. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Brent Justin Day, 38, of Cansler Road in Vale, Trinity Dillion Hafner, 31, of Owls Den Road in Lincolnton and Chasta Alaine Buff, 34, of Peeler Road in Vale, each sold meth to undercover…

Propst named Republican of the Year

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Republican Party hosted Sen. Thom Tillis and named outgoing party chairman Jon Propst “Republican of the Year” at the GOP’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Friday. “I am very humbled by this award,” Propst said. “This is representative of the many hardworking volunteers and…

Munday announces pick for chief deputy

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department Lt. Jason Munday, a candidate for the 2018 election of a new Lincoln County sheriff, will be taking another one of Lincolnton’s finest with him if he’s elected. Munday, a Republican, announced on Monday that Det. Brent Heavner will follow him to the…

County accepting bids for design of West Lincoln library

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County has officially opened the bidding process for firms to provide professional architectural and engineering services necessary for the design and construction of a new West Lincoln library. “I feel sure that this board is committed to the next construction being a West Lincoln library,”…

Gallery 27 hosting Art on Main exhibit

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Gallery 27 in Lincolnton is currently showcasing art produced at Art on Main in downtown Lincolnton. This art, which is created by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be on exhibition at Gallery 27 through March 29. “We use the creative process to harness…

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