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Lincolnton, Maiden banks robbed

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police have identified a man accused of robbing a bank in Lincolnton Thursday morning before fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle. Officers have secured a felony warrant against Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, for robbery with a dangerous weapon, consider him “dangerous,” according…

Spring has finally sprung

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Council approves rezoning for 56-unit apartment complex

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   City Council members unanimously approved an applicant’s request for a conditional-use rezoning permit at their meeting Thursday night to allow the construction of a 56-unit multifamily residential development. The 9.77-acre property is located on the west side of North Generals Boulevard and is…

Drunk driver charged with dragging deputy with vehicle

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  Nelson   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Catawba County man intoxicated by alcohol used his vehicle to drag a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy several feet down an area roadway after refusing to comply with officers during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident took…

Woman charged with stealing motorcycle, trailer 2 years later

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two years after deputies said a Gaston County woman stole a Lincoln County trailer containing a motorcycle, the suspect has been apprehended and placed in jail. Kimberly Michelle Richmond, 29, of 1009 Wilson Blvd. in Dallas, was issued warrants in the case on Tuesday,…

City recreation program encourages walking

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A group of Lincoln County residents are on a “Journey to Alaska” as part of a City Parks and Recreation Department walking program, delayed last summer because of severe flooding. Nathan Eurey, program director for the Recreation Department and leader of the group “Let’s…

Zoning issues coming before county commissioners

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold public hearings on Monday to consider several rezoning and permit requests. Applicant Ralph Dickson is requesting to rezone a 0.92 acre parcel from General Industrial to Neighborhood Business. The property is located at…

Apartment complex, bike lanes on agenda for City Council

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   City Council members will meet on Thursday to discuss the fate of a potential apartment complex’s rezoning request and an opportunity to construct traffic lanes for alternative forms of transportation. BTR Communities Group, LLC is requesting the conditional-use rezoning of 9.77 acres of land…

Event celebrates bill placing limits on commercial breeders

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln and Gaston County animal advocates are invited to attend Humane Lobby Day on Friday. The event, held at Lincoln County Animal Services, will allow those attending to thank members of the state House of Representatives for passing the Commercial Breeder Bill, known…

Dirt bike stolen from murder scene

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police were called to the scene of a recent murder in Lincolnton on Monday after neighbors said they spotted someone suspicious on the property. Officers responded to the home on Salem Church Road around 9 p.m. after neighbors contacted 911. Police said they canvassed…