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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…

Vale woman charged with breaking and entering

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Staff report A Vale woman has been charged with breaking into an unoccupied residence on McRee Road in Lincolnton. The homeowner reported the break-in on April 8. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the thief broke the glass out of a back door and stole three televisions, valued at $1,700,…

NFL’s ‘Play 60’ program comes to Lincoln County

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer There was lots of running, jumping, throwing of footballs, smiles and, most importantly, a whole lot of calories burned at Northbrook Elementary on Monday. Second through fifth grade students were taking part in the first NFL Play 60 Camp held at a Lincoln County public…

Lincolnton Easter egg hunt back for 70th year

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its 70th annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday at Betty Ross Park. The legend of a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them for children to find likely came over to the United States with German…

Store employee charged with stealing lotto tickets

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Staff report A convenience store employee has been charged with stealing more than $1,200 worth of lottery tickets. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Brittany Chantais Orgeron, 26, of Cinnabar Lane in Iron Station, stole the tickets from the Jetway convenience store on Highway 27 east of Lincolnton between March…