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Deputies: Woman shot at boyfriend during argument

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Staff report Two people are facing charges after a domestic dispute allegedly led a woman to fire a gun at her boyfriend. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Stephanie Evonne Bryant, 30, of Gladden Drive in Lincolnton, shot at her boyfriend, Casey Travis Minteer, 25, on Friday. Deputies were dispatched…

Summer reading program brings exotic animals to Lincoln County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Local children participating in the Lincoln County Public Library’s summer reading program were treated to a showing of exotic animals on Monday. Corkey Miller, owner of Action Animals USA, brought her collection of exotic pets to Lincoln County to teach children about the lives, habits and…

Lincoln County unveils new adult probation office

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer County officials unveiled the new adult probation office at the site of the old Lincoln County Jail on the corner of South Government Street and West Water Street in Lincolnton on Monday. “I’m really proud of this facility,” Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Bill Beam…

Jim Quick & Coastline set to play Alive After Five

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Jim Quick & Coastline will bring their unique blend of “Swamp Soul” – country, blues, soul, beach and Southern rock music — to the second concert of the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton’s Alive After Five Summer Concert Series and Car Show on Thursday. For…

Library to launch early literacy initiatives through LTSA grant funding

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Public Library has once again received the EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant through the Library Services and Technology Act. LSTA grants are funds awarded to the State Library of North Carolina by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services with the…

Frog Fitness donates equipment to LHS

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton High School athletic department received new fitness equipment designed by Frog Fitness on Tuesday. The “Frog” is a total body resistance trainer that works all major muscle groups. Lincolnton High School is the only school in North Carolina that has this equipment available…

Attorney who stole $1.5 million sentenced to at least 12 years in prison

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Pete Capece, a former Lincoln County attorney with the Jonas Law Firm, was sentenced to serve two consecutive terms of 72-99 months in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to misappropriating a client’s $1.5 million estate. Capece was convicted on six counts of Class C felony…

City Council to consider grant funding for prospective downtown businesses

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will vote on several grant applications filed by prospective downtown businesses during their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening. Two applicants are requesting a Smart Growth Incentive Grant in which the city provides a grant to the property owner based on the…

Criminal Charges— 6-28-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Amanda Marie Shearer, 30, of 2557 Old Pond Dr. in Lincolnton was charged June 15 with two counts of forgery of notes, checks or warrants. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Alisha Mae Wright, 33, of 1518 Bess Chapel Church Rd.…

Criminal Charges— 6-26-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Joe Malone, 37, of 6132 Covecreek Dr. in Charlotte was charged June 15 with three counts of failure to appear and one count of resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Robert Andrew Wehunt, 35, of 508…