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Men arrested on drug charges

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Staff report Two Lincoln County men are facing felony methamphetamine charges. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Devon Eugene Reedy, 23, of Sun Valley Trail in Lincolnton, and Dakota Brett Hull, 23, of Tallent Road in Vale, on Tuesday. Deputies said Reedy, a convicted felon, sold meth to an undercover…

Alex Patton reflects on 12 years as county commissioner

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Alex Patton has been a fixture in Lincoln County politics for more than a decade, serving three consecutive terms on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Now, after 12 years of dedicated service to his community, he will step away from the board following next Monday’s…

BOC approves sublease of future jet hangar

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement with Kyle Busch Motorsports to sublease half of a jet hangar that will be built at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport. “We were always planning to have a jet hangar as part of the airport business park…

Charlotte men arrested for car theft, break-ins

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Staff report Three Charlotte men have been charged in connection with several vehicle break-ins that took place in Denver in October. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives said a van was stolen on West Berkeley Road on Oct. 12 and that another vehicle at that property and several others on Berkeley…

Deputies ask for public’s help to find larceny suspects

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives asking for public’s help to identify two women they believe stole money from checkout registers at the Wal-Mart in Denver. Store security officers told deputies that two black women came into the store on Highway 73 at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and pretended…

Martin looks back as time on BOC nears end

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 5 will be the last for Cecelia Martin. Martin, a former Department of Public Safety judicial district manager, was elected to the board in 2012 following an unsuccessful campaign two years earlier. “I had worked in government…

Cuban-born dancer to grace the stage in ‘The Nutcracker’

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer “When you dance, you don’t need to know what language a person speaks,” Ana Acela Perez said. “When they are dancing, you can understand what they are feeling. There’s no need to use words.” Perez, a young dancer who recently moved to Lincolnton from Cuba,…

‘Happy Tree’ program brings Christmas to foster children

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Two Lincoln County residents are partnering with area businesses in an effort to bring Christmas to local foster children. Tracy Silver, a Lincolnton attorney, and Roger Calhoun, owner of Auto Body Solutions, are working together to coordinate a program similar to the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree”…

Fire causes $500K in damage at Houser Transport

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Staff report A fire that started in a trailer destroyed trucks and a warehouse at Houser Transport in Vale on Friday. Northbrook Fire Department Chief Donald “Duck” Hull said the fire began around 1 p.m. and was discovered by employees returning from lunch. They found one trailer, which was backed…

Christmas parades on tap for Lincolnton, Maiden

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Thursday is Thanksgiving and, at the end of the night when the leftovers are put away, the football is over and the Black Friday lines begin to form, the attention of the nation will turn to Christmas. The city of Lincolnton and the town of Maiden…