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Sheriff’s Office: Narcs bust Iredell Co. man and teen for hydroponic weed

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Moises Garay, Desmond Gray JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Narcotics investigators located hydroponic marijuana Monday night inside vehicles belonging to two Iredell County men, including a teen, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles after watching each driver participate in a hand-to-hand transaction…

Sheriff’s Office: Stanley man comes forward for sexually assaulting young boy

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Tyler Hall JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An southeastern Lincoln County teen was jailed for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy after turning himself in to authorities this week, deputies said. Tyler Jordan Hall, 19, of 7680 Sifford Road in Stanley, went to the Magistrate’s Office on Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Deputies: Caldwell Co. man raped Lincoln teen

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  Beaver   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies said they charged a 35-year-old Caldwell County man Friday with raping a Lincoln County teen two years ago. The incidents took place in March 2012 at the victim’s home, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The Department of Social Services notified…

Deputies: Lincolnton teen tweets “I wanna kill police.”

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Lincolnton teen threatened more than once to kill law enforcement officers on a social media website, deputies said. Marcus Daniel Sintoni, 19, of 920 Hunting Avenue, was arrested Feb. 27 by Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers in Charlotte and turned over to…

Troopers: Woman crashes into school bus, blows a .35

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley woman blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle into the back of a Lincoln County school bus, troopers said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Old Plank Road at Cabin Lane in…

Deputies: Maiden man sexually assaulted teen girl

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Barry George Fredell JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer A 26-year-old felon is in court today on an accusation he inapropriately touched a teen girl last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Barry George Fredell, of 4132 Biggerstaff Road, on Friday. According to the arrest warrant, the Sheriff’s Office said,…

Deputies continue to investigate a drug store theft from January

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than a month after a western Lincoln County drug store was robbed of at least $1,000 worth of prescription pills, Sheriff’s detectives said they have yet to make an arrest in the case. The law enforcement agency issued a press release Friday afternoon again seeking…

Sheriff’s Office: Cemetery dog found

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Dana Hartness JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for a Denver woman accused of stealing a dog from a Lincolnton cemetery last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Dana Jacobs Hartness, 36, of 253 N. N.C. 16, Apt. 11, took a German Shepherd named Boh from Forest Lawn…

Medical supplies company announces Lincoln County facility

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States has announced plans to open a new, state-of-the-art medical supply distribution center in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Medline Industries, Inc.  announced its decision to expand to North Carolina today. Construction is…

Deputies: Saddle thief on the loose

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A thief is on the loose, deputies said, after stealing a horse saddle, cash and other equestrian equipment early Friday morning at a store on N.C. 18. Officers said they responded to the facility, Hillside Feed and Tack, just before 3 a.m. Not only did…