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Search on for suspect in heist of 500-plus tires

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are looking for a man accused of stealing a tractor-trailer cab from a Charlotte trucking company Wednesday and using it to take several hundred tires from a trailer stored at a second trucking company in Lincolnton. According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, a…

Remembering the early days of It’s

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‘Christmas Angel’ pays off power bills

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer National newsmedia outlets recently reported on the number of mystery donors who visited retail stores across the country this year, paying off people’s layaway bills. Lincoln County is no exception when it comes to holiday generosity. According to Linda Garner, office service representative for Rutherford Electric,…

Weapons stash found under blazing house

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   On Christmas day, flames consumed an Iron Station residence where deputies said they located several firearms beneath the home. Fire officials responded just after 6 p.m. to 1848 Brevard Place Road. After finding guns and ammunition stored under the house, fire officials said they called…

Roundup of drug suspects continues

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Over the holidays, authorities continued to apprehend individuals wanted in this month’s drug roundup, entitled the “16 Days of Christmas.” Lincolnton Police initiated the effort and had assistance from multiple area agencies in apprehending suspects. The seven-month undercover operation, much of which Det. Jason Munday…

Indiana fugitive captured in Lincoln Co.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County deputies apprehended a wanted man Friday following a traffic stop on N.C. 27, later learning the man was wanted on charges in Gaston County and Indiana. Authorities said they stopped the vehicle carrying Willie Cox Jr., 42, of 310 West Park Dr., after…

Recent closure may conclude a chapter in local history

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Though recently closed by tax officials, It’s Drive-In Grill has been a landmark on East Main Street in Lincolnton since the 1950s. SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The fate of It’s Drive-In Grill may be uncertain, but original owner Earl Elmore, 90, remembers its past quite clearly. Following the shutdown…

Hesed House prepares for colder season

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Officials at Lincolnton’s Hesed House of Hope recently finished paying off outstanding funds on the new facility but due to a warmer winter and early opening, have seen a decrease in the number of individuals utilizing the shelter this season. Hesed House Board Chairman Kenny…

Tractor shop to close as owner retires

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer For the first time in almost 70 years, the Lincolnton area will soon be without a John Deere dealer. After Friday, Greenline Turf & Tractor in Iron Station will no longer be open for business. Owner Milton Sigmon is set to retire after opening the store,…

Cody, Reid honored by Sheriff’s Office

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