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Deputies ask for public’s help to locate missing woman

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who has been missing since May 24. Brigette L. Tenorio, 43, was last seen in the early morning hours of May 24, at 2166 Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton, NC. Tenorio’s last known address…

City revs up for Hog Happenin’, event’s future uncertain

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For the 16th year, Lincolnton will host the annual “Hog Happenin’” event in the downtown area this weekend. The event has suffered a downshift in volunteerism and there were questions raised regarding whether the event would make it through the planning stages. The lack of volunteers…

Utility truck overturns on Highway 321, driver ejected

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A utility truck traveling northbound overturned on Highway 321 near mile marker 20 in Lincoln County on Tuesday morning. The driver was transported to the hospital after being ejected from the truck. Traffic was temporarily delayed as emergency responders cleared the scene. The driver told emergency…

Marine Corps League to host Memorial Day service

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League will host a Memorial Day service on the east side of the Lincoln County Courthouse today. The service has been a long-standing tradition for the city and Marine Corps League public relations officer Teresa Trevino-Schick said the community was…

Felon charged with stealing guns from father

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Staff report A convicted felon has been charged with stealing guns from his father and another man. Karl Hartley told Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 5 that several guns were stolen from his home. The investigation led deputies to Matthew Allen Hartley, 21, of 3736 Henderson Street in…

Baby injured in car crash

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A baby was on life support early Sunday morning after a car crash in Lincolnton. The 1-year-old was transferred to CHS-Lincoln with life-threatening injuries on Friday afternoon after the SUV it was riding in was rear-ended on South Generals Boulevard. The accident happened near Arbor Run Drive.…

Volunteers make East Lincoln ‘Fireworks Festival’ flourish

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The hard work of volunteers and the support of community businesses continues to fuel the annual DABA Fireworks Festival, coming up on its 16th year. What started humbly as a small community event has grown into a festival staging an impressive roster of national acts like…

Future of craft breweries comes down to popular vote

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The immediate future of craft breweries in Lincolnton will come down to a vote this summer. The June 7 congressional primary ballot will include a referendum on allowing the sale of beer and other malt beverages in standalone bars and stores in the city. Lincoln County…

Man arrested in connection with break-in

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Staff report A Taylorsville man has been arrested in connection with a break-in and larceny from an outbuilding in Vale on May 12. Bryan Edward Pitts was arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday and accused of stealing tools and yard equipment, valued at more than $1,600, from…

Phone tracker leads deputies to thieves

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Staff report A tracker on a smartphone helped lead deputies to two Catawba County men suspected in a number of vehicle break-ins in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Deputies were dispatched to the Medline Industries facility on East Powell Drive at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday after employees began reporting…