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Lincolnton man charged with damaging patrol cars

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Lincolnton man with damaging two patrol cars and resisting arrest. Deputies said they were called to a residence on Beaver Dam Lane in Lincolnton on Monday around 6:30 p.m. to investigate an incident in which a man was damaging property.…

Lincolnton icon Dr. John Gamble, Jr. dies

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Staff report Dr. John R. Gamble, Jr., a local icon, died on Monday, CMC-Lincoln officials confirmed. He was 92 years old. Gamble, a former Democratic county commissioner and state legislator, was known for his unceasing activity in his old age and his love of fishing. He was instrumental in the…

Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help to locate missing woman

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, of 6887 Lackey Road in Vale was last seen on May 26 by relatives when she left her residence with another white female in a black, four-door car, according…

Sheriff’s Office: Three Gaston Co. residents stole items from Alexis man’s outbuildings, trailer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Gaston County residents are accused of breaking into two storage buildings and a trailer Wednesday morning on the southeastern end of Lincoln County. One of the suspects even used a vehicle to injure the homeowner in the incident, deputies said. The victim contacted the Communications…

Suspect charged for fatal hit-and-run

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Just one day after troopers made a break in a fatal hit-and-run investigation in Lincoln County, an arrest has been made. Travis Kirk Fitzpatrick, 33, of Catawba, was charged Saturday morning after troopers said they received an anonymous tip. He’s accused of striking Sherry Kittle, 53,…

Man in Maiden falls from bridge, taken to hospital

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man in Maiden fell off a bridge and suffered injuries, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Friday morning, and the victim was transported by Catawba County Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sheriff’s Office officials…

Deputies: Person spotted on surveillance near area of vehicle break-ins

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are on the hunt for a person photographed on scene of recent vehicle break-ins near N.C. 150 in Lincoln County. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the incidents took place Wednesday in the 6200 block of N.C. 150 East and on…

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Troopers said they are searching for a person believed to have struck and killed a Lincolnton woman Wednesday night in a hit-and-run. The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. on Maiden Highway at Summerow Road in Lincolnton, according to Trooper C. Casey with the North Carolina State…

2 men charged for thefts, deputies seeking 4 at-large suspects

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following almost a year of unsolved residential break-ins across western Lincoln County, deputies have finally made arrests in the incidents. Deputies have apprehended two western Lincoln County men but are looking for four other individuals, including at least one teen, connected to the break-ins, according to…

Sheriff’s Office: Trio stole goods from Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties

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Darrell Driver, Christopher Honaker, George Stone JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Lincoln County men face a total of 15 felony counts after breaking into various locations in Denver and Mecklenburg County, stealing a variety of electronics, equipment and other items earlier this month, deputies said. According to a Lincoln County…