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LCAS, Humane Society to offer free spay/neuter clinic

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County Animal Services will be partnering with the Humane Society of Lincoln County for “Fix it Free February,” where a total of 82 animals will be spayed or neutered free of charge for Lincoln County residents. “A significant portion of the animals that we see…

Commissioners to vote on three rezoning cases

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners could approve a rezoning request at tonight’s meeting, which will lead to a new 165-home neighborhood in East Lincoln. Commissioners will vote on three zoning hearings that took place during a joint meeting with the planning board on Jan. 9.…

Charlotte man arrested in break-in

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a storage building on Highway 73 in Iron Station. Detectives said Anthony Ryan Hoyle, 50, of Charlotte, was charged with four felonies after he allegedly sold a leaf blower and tools to a pawnshop on Highway…

Felon charged with stealing stepmother’s car

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Staff report A Lincoln County man who was released from prison on Dec. 28 has been charged with stealing his stepmother’s car. Daniel Clifford Mixon, Jr., 38, of 4500 Ritchie Road in Lincolnton, was charged with one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving or transferring…

Charlotte officer, West Lincoln grad speaks at MLK event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer “The kids are the future – we’re not going to be here very long and without the kids carrying on the torch, the tradition and true meaning of Dr. King it will be lost in generations to come,” Lincolnton Mayor Ed Hatley said during the…

Curtis, Saine named committee chairmen

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer State Sen. David Curtis and Rep. Jason Saine were each named to legislative committee chairmanship posts on Tuesday. Republican Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore, also a Republican, announced their standing committee chair assignments for the next two years. “The House is fortunate…

Four arrested at Lincolnton Bi-Lo

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Staff report Three people are facing drug charges and a fourth was served with an outstanding warrant after Lincolnton Police Department officers investigated a call about suspicious activity at the Bi-Lo grocery store on Highway 27 West in Lincolnton on Wednesday. Officers who went to the scene to investigate discovered…

Woman charged with jewelry theft

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Staff report A Denver woman has been charged in connection with the theft of diamond rings from a Lincolnton business. Walter Hugh Belfield of Mooresville reported on Jan. 6 that two diamond rings were stolen from the business he owns at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 150 east…

Stanley man wins ‘Best of Show’ in local photography contest

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The winners of the annual Arts Council of Lincoln County amateur photography competition were announced Friday evening at the exhibit’s opening reception. Michael Gaines took home two awards, including “Best of Show” honors for his image capturing city hall during a busy night in downtown Philadelphia.…

Lincolnton man charged with statutory rape

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Staff report A 24-year-old Lincolnton man has been arrested in connection with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Deputies said they first received a report about the case on Dec. 28 after responding to the CHS-Lincoln hospital in reference to a missing girl. During the investigation, deputies said they…