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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after an alleged attack on his live-in girlfriend. Lincolnton Police Department officers arrested Marvin Glenn Farris, 52, of 143 Williams Street, after they responded to the emergency room at Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln…

Five people charged with dirt bike theft

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged five people, including two juveniles, in connection with a break-in and theft of a dirt bike from an outbuilding on Nov. 28. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of Dorset Lane in Lincolnton after the owner discovered…

Cat Square Parade celebrates No. 42

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Western Lincoln County parade runs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday PHIL PERRY Senior Writer As the parade line begins to gather on Saturday, an annual tradition that rings throughout the heart of western Lincoln County will celebrate 42 years of floats, food and fun. The Cat Square Parade will once again…

Republican Doug Broome enters race for BOC

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer An Iron Station Republican is hoping to shake up the establishment on Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners. Doug Broome, 36, filed on Wednesday to run for one of three open board seats. He said constituents he’s talked to would like to see most current elected officials…

Jennifer Sackett named state Library Director of the Year

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Jennifer Sackett was named state Library Director of the Year by the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association at a Dec. 3 banquet in Chapel Hill. Sackett, who came to Lincoln County in 2009 following a lengthy stint as an instructional services librarian at Bob Jones…

Lincoln County employees honored at luncheon

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Two longtime Lincoln County employees were honored among their peers at the county’s annual luncheon Wednesday. Patty Dellinger, the Soil and Water Conservation department’s district program coordinator, was named the county’s Employee of the Year. Dante’ Patterson, who formed the county’s Information Technology department in 1989,…

Roby Jetton reflects on first meeting as councilman

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Councilman Roby Jetton was a championship fighter in the boxing ring during his younger days. Today, he said he prefers to fight for the citizens of Lincolnton. “You think you have an idea about what to expect,” he said following his first meeting as a councilman…

Deputies: Men threw stolen gun, pot from vehicle

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Staff report Two Lincolnton men were arrested on Monday for allegedly possessing marijuana and a stolen gun. Deputies charged Dilon Gregory Garcia, 20, of 2423 Nottingham Road, was charged with one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm and misdemeanor…

Pair arrested after car chase

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Staff report Two people have been arrested by the Lincolnton Police Department after a car chase on Friday that began in the city and ended in Newton. Officer Derek Thom initiated a traffic stop around 3 a.m. on Friday near the intersection of Highway 321 and East Main Street. The…

Saine files for re-election, Libertarian to run for state senate seat

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer As expected, Rep. Jason Saine filed the paperwork on Monday to run for re-election to the state House of Representatives. Saine, a Republican, has represented Lincoln County in Raleigh since 2011 and is the only candidate who has announced that he will seek the District 97…