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County to consider microbrewery referendum for Catawba Springs

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A petition was brought before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday night requesting an ABC referendum on the next county ballot. The petition, presented to the board by former East Lincoln Betterment Association president George Barr, would permit microbreweries and stand-alone beer bars in…

Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse marks 10 years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse (LCCACA) and the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center, which opened its doors on July 7, 2007, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday at a ceremony held at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “Ten years of serving victims in…

Seven arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report Seven people are facing felony drug charges following the conclusion of several Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigations. Detectives said the investigations were targeting alleged dealers of methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Four of the suspects have been arrested, three…

Trio charged with vehicle break-in

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Staff report The use of a credit card stolen from a vehicle has led to charges in connection with several vehicle break-ins. Deputies said they were dispatched to two vehicle break-in calls on Brookwood Road in Lincolnton on Saturday. In one of the break-ins, items in the vehicle had been…

Four arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report A call about a suspicious person led to four drug arrests on Friday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they went to Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale to investigate a call about a person in the area who appeared to be impaired and was carrying several camouflage…

Father and son charged in home invasion

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Staff report A father and son have been arrested in connection with a northern Lincoln County home invasion. The victim, who lives in the 4400 block of Herter Road in Lincolnton, told Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies that two Hispanic men broke into his home around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday…

Man charged with break-in, theft of antiques

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Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged with stealing antiques from a home in Vale while the victim was asleep inside. The victim, an 86-year-old man, told deputies on March 12 that he had been awakened by the sound of movement in his basement and saw flashlights outside his…

Good Samaritan saves teen in car wreck

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Staff report A passing motorist likely saved a teenager’s life following a car accident in eastern Lincoln County on Friday night. The teenager was speeding down Wingate Hill Road in Denver and lost control of his vehicle, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers. The vehicle went off the road,…

Commissioners to vote on two East Lincoln developments

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will cast a final vote tonight on two rezoning requests related to residential developments in East Lincoln. The first, a request from MD-Seven Financial, LLC to amend the master plan for the previously approved mixed-use Rivercross development on Highway 16…

Lincoln County Government Center project postponed

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  MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The plan for a new Lincoln County Government Center at the site of the old Lincoln County Hospital has been put on hold until at least 2019. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners agreed to postpone the project during a special called budget work session…

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