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Officers: Man held knife to woman’s throat

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with putting a knife to a woman’s throat during a domestic disturbance. Lincolnton Police Department officers arrested Jeremy Scott Murray, 28, of 834 Carolina Mills Circle, on Aug. 10, according to a press release from the police department. Officers said they went…

Rotary Club prepares for 30th annual Apple Festival Road Race

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Rotary Club is preparing for the 30th installment of the group’s annual Apple Festival 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. The course has remained substantially unchanged, but the event has grown by leaps and bounds since the first installment in 1986. “I think anything…

City shakes up development department

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Vicki Davis stepped down from her post as the director of Lincolnton’s business and community development department, it provided city officials with the opportunity to reclassify the position and evaluate the role. Now a coordinator position that will report to zoning director Laura Elam, City…

Face jugs will remain in downtown for now

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The “face jugs” that form downtown Lincolnton’s public art display will remain in place, for now, despite several being recently broken. The board of directors for the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton met on Thursday morning and voted unanimously to leave the face jugs mounted in…

Jimmy Buffett takes the stage with local band

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Zac Brown tribute band 20 Ride received the surprise of their music careers while playing a show in Greensboro on Aug. 15. Music legend Jimmy Buffett stepped on the stage to sing his hit “Margaritaville” with the band at the PGA Wyndham Championship. The band…

Board of Elections sets provisional early voting hours

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Elections met earlier this week and set a tentative date and plan for one-stop voting hours and polling locations for the November general election. At this moment, Lincoln County residents wishing to cast their ballots prior to Election Day can vote…

Homeowners find stolen car in Vale pond

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office removed a car from Eaker Pond off of Highway 274 in Vale on Wednesday evening. Sheriff David Carpenter confirmed that the car was reported stolen in December and the case is still under investigation. “The people that own the pond noticed…

Officers investigating armed robberies

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Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers are investigating several robberies at the Colonial Village apartments in the city. Officers said they responded to a call about a robbery shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A man told officers he had been robbed of money and other items at gunpoint by a black…

Men arrested in child predator sting

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Staff report Two men have been arrested in a child predator sting executed by the Lincolnton Police Department. Steven Joseph Porga, 52, of 20132 N. Main Street in Cornelius, and Samuel Leroy Overholser, 61, of 2313 Springdale Drive in Newton, are each accused of chatting online with a detective posing…

Local boy, facing brain surgery, finds strength in family

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Cynthia Davis noticed something wasn’t quite right with her son, he was just 4 months old. Max Edwards, 6, was having trouble using the right side of his body. “He wasn’t making any sounds of any kind,” Davis said. “You could tell that he was…