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Commissioners approve incentives to aid in manufacturer’s growth

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners unanimously signed off on incentives Monday night for Interlogix, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, to move forward with an expansion of its local facility. The company, located in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, plans to invest…

Public spec building on agenda for county

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Discussion of moving forward with the construction of a speculative building using public funds will once again be on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners’ agenda tonight. The item, a decision on which was tabled earlier this year after a private developer had expressed…

Eastern Lincoln man faces charges for statutory rape

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged an eastern Lincoln County man involved in a sex-related incident with a teen girl more than two years ago, the Sheriff’s Office said. Jeremiah Lee Mitchell, 37, of 5467 King Wilkinson Road in Denver, inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl at a…

Running with a purpose

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Man looks back at NC State’s 1968 World Series run

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One day after the Wolfpack battled against the Tar Heels in the first round of the 2013 College World Series, Crouse resident and former starting right fielder for North Carolina State University, Steve Martin, reminisced about his days playing in the school’s inaugural…

Resident reunited with stolen pet dog

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County man was reunited with his dog this month after he said someone stole her from his property in April. For the last two months, Brian McClure has posted fliers and talked to various area residents after neighbors told him they witnessed…

Elementary students may soon be wearing uniforms

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Battleground Elementary School will have to wait a little longer to see if it will be allowed to move forward with a request to pilot a school-uniform program next year. The idea, presented during a Lincoln County Board of Education committee meeting last week, was a…

Man gets five years for coke

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden man and area cocaine dealer was sentenced this week to five years in federal prison for trafficking the drug in Lincoln County two years ago, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in North Carolina’s Western district. County drug investigators said the now-defunct Sheriff’s…

Deputies bust up meth lab

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer At least three Maiden residents have been charged with possessing items for making methamphetamine at a residential property west of U.S. 321, near the county’s northern end, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Those charged in the incident include Angela V. Morrissette, 20, and Sara Elizabeth…

Grover man charged with exposing self to teen girl

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 51-year-old Cleveland County man is behind Lincoln County bars after Sheriff’s deputies said he exposed himself to a teen girl at an area residence. Steve Watts, of 122 Grace Lane in Grover, blamed the alleged incident on his sleepwalking, claiming “he thought he was going…