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Criminal Charges — 8-1-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Travis Wayne Baxter, 28, of 3073 Sorrells Baxter Rd. in Cherryville was charged on July 28 with one count of injury to personal Property. A $2,000 secured bond was set. Christopher Michael Lane, 34, of 6555 Charleston Tr. in Cherryville was…

Sheriff’s Office finds success with K-9 unit

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The narcotics division of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has found success while utilizing the services of a trained dog for drug investigations. Anya, a playful Belgian Malinois is the product of Mark Connolly at K-9 Command of Lincolnton. Connolly trained the dog to sniff out…

Twelve contestants compete for Apple Queen title

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Twelve of Lincoln County’s finest young ladies will grace the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for the 38th annual Apple Queen Pageant on Saturday evening. Every school in the county will be represented, including Lincoln Charter School, for the first time in pageant…

National Night Out kicks off Tuesday

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The 33rd annual “National Night Out” program kicks off Tuesday as part of a unified front against crime in neighborhoods across the country. Elected officials, district attorneys and law enforcement will make their way around to each block party set up throughout Lincolnton to meet and…

Lincoln County Animal Services director fired

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Taylor Sumansky has been fired from her role as director of Lincoln County Animal Services, less than three months since she began working for the county. “As you are aware, we have met on several occasions and had several phone calls concerning expectations of your job…

Family reunited with 120-year-old Bible

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A Lincolnton man has been reunited with his long-lost family Bible through the efforts of a woman who lives 225 miles away in Maryville, Tennessee. Bob Cantwell, a man of deep faith, admitted that he never thought he’d again see the Bible that has been in…

Zoning hearings highlight Lincoln County commissioners agenda

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Lincoln County commissioners meet on Monday evening, seven zoning public hearings will highlight the agenda. Included in the hearings will be a request by Westport Construction Partners to amend a conditional use planned development district to alter the layout of an area approved for 74…

Former SouthLake headmaster charged with stealing $9 million

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The former headmaster of a Huntersville school will plead guilty in federal court for embezzling $9 million from the SouthLake Christian Academy and its affiliated church, SouthLake Presbyterian. According to filed court documents, from around January 2000 to approximately August 2014, Wayne Parker, 59, of Mooresville,…

‘Venue on Main’ provides new location for downtown events

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A new banquet room has opened in downtown Lincolnton. Venue on Main, located in the historic Anderson Building downtown, is the collaborative idea of two local business owners, who operate their separate ventures in the same building. Tosha and Chris Smith, owners of The Salty Petal,…

Lincoln County Animal Services making progress through perseverance

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The most recent statistics released by Lincoln County Animal Services paint a picture of perseverance and progress. The Lincoln County Animal Shelter has posted a 78 percent live-release rate since May 16, when Taylor Sumansky took the reigns as director of animal services. “We’ve been making…