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Deputies: Teens broke into Denver home

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged two teens with breaking into a home in eastern Lincoln County on July 24. Deputies said Glenn Allen Garris Jr., 18, of 14901 North Green Drive in Huntersville, and Austin Cooper Horn, 17, of 9504 Autumn Fire Avenue NW in Concord,…

Apartment complex gets OK from Lincolnton City Council

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council approved a rezoning request at a meeting on Thursday that will lead to the construction of a 200-unit apartment complex on Buffalo Shoals Road. The request came from Triangle Real Estate, regarding rezoning for a proposed 200-unit development to be located on the…

Sheriff’s Office increases presence at camp meetings

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Officers hope to provide calm after racial, religious violence PHIL PERRY Staff Writer In weeks following the Charleston, South Carolina mass shooting that left nine people dead and a community coming together in support of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, law enforcement across the country was left on high alert,…

Lincolnton, county near agreement on sewer debtors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An agreement between Lincolnton and Lincoln County that has been months in the making is expected to be approved when the city council meets on Thursday for its regular session at city hall. Through the agreement, the city will handle the invoicing of residents who are…

County picks new Animal Services director

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County officials have chosen a familiar face to fill the county’s vacant animal services director position. David Workman, the department’s manager for the past five years, was selected on Friday to inherit the role left empty by Ron Rombs, who had his supervisory responsibilities limited…

United Way initiative seeks to eliminate hunger

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer United Way of Lincoln County director Kathy Vinzant summarized her organization’s hopes for two upcoming events succinctly yet effectively last week. The United Way, Vinzant said, wants to put homelessness and hunger to bed. To do that, it has put together a backpack food drive this…

Disbarred lawyer could face jail time

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer After failing to deliver account records in connection to a trust fund he admits he mishandled, disbarred Denver attorney Peter Capece could be held in contempt of court and imprisoned later this week. Capece is scheduled to appear in front of Assistant Clerk of Superior Court…

Pilot makes local stop on global trip

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English couple travel in homemade experimental airplane ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Though he retired as a British Airways pilot six years ago, Patrick Elliott hasn’t stopped flying. Elliott, who worked for the airline for 31 years, touched down in his homemade, experimental aircraft at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport on…

Cloninger: Status quo is a good thing

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Lincolnton’s Ward 2 city councilman Dr. John “Les” Cloninger decided to run for re-election, his reasons were simple. “You know, I just wanted to see all of these wonderful things we have been working on come to pass and to help ensure that they do,”…

Deputies arrest Gaston women on drug charges

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Staff report Two Gaston County women were arrested on charges of selling cocaine and methamphetamine in Lincoln County in separate undercover investigations by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. During the operations, undercover detectives allegedly purchased cocaine and methamphetamine from the street level dealers. Arrested were Lakesha Marjorie Doll,…