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Disbarred attorney files for bankruptcy

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A day before Peter Capece was due to appear in Superior Court, the disbarred Denver attorney filed a joint petition with his wife, Kellee, for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Wednesday at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Capece’s case was continued…

Mayes to enter Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When the Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class on Aug. 21, one Lincoln County resident and inductee plans to be present for the ceremony, despite a recent health scare that left him hospitalized for weeks. “It is a speed bump in the road,…

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…