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Trilogy Lake Norman development in full swing

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   If things go according to Jay Seymoure’s plans, Trilogy Lake Norman will be ready for move-in come early fall. The community, a housing development of Shea Homes located off of Highway 73 in Denver that could welcome as many as 1,650 buyers, is currently…

Officer serving warrant shoots charging dog

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  Staff report   A Lincolnton Police Department officer shot and injured a dog on Friday while serving a warrant on a city man. Johnathan Christopher Gibson, 22, of 204 Hubbard Street, was accused of violating a domestic violence protection order. Officers said he knew there was a warrant out…

Art Crawl comes back to Lincolnton

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Controversial solar farms back on county agenda

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      ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will have to justify its finding that a proposed solar farm near the Sailview neighborhood on Lake Norman would damage property values. The issue is on the commissioners’ agenda for a public meeting tonight. The board initially…

Heavner named fire chief

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   City of Lincolnton officials confirmed Friday that interim fire chief Ryan Heavner has been named the official replacement for former chief Mitch Burgin, who retired Feb.1. Heavner served in the role on an interim basis since Burgin’s retirement. Heavner, 37, grew up in…

City acquires land for park, could open by late summer

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   The proposed Lincolnton City Park took one giant step toward becoming a reality when the city purchased a plot of land in late February that will be home to the multi-function recreation area. The land transfer should be complete by May 1.…

Couple arrested for drugs, child abuse

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      Staff report   Two people were arrested on narcotics and child abuse charges after a search of a Lincolnton residence on Wednesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators. Deputies received information that drugs were being sold at a residence at 1828 Beaumont Lane and obtained and…

Homeless in Lincoln County: Law enforcement weighs in

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Many people who find themselves homeless struggle with mental illness, substance abuse problems and, often, abusive relationships. Some are displaced due to poor financial decisions and others may be hiding from child support orders or a checkered criminal history. As many as 20…

City hopes to avoid tax hike

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   During discussions at the City of Lincolnton’s annual budget retreat on Feb. 27, officials were faced with the task of finding solutions to issues that could negatively affect the 2015-16 city budget. While the budget will not be completed until late May or early…

First Art Crawl artist studio tour on tap for Saturday

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   The first Artist Studio Tour will kick off Saturday, following this evening’s Art Crawl and providing an opportunity for a self-guided tour of artist studios in Lincoln County. The tour gives art lovers and collectors the opportunity to purchase art and discuss…