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Deputies: Man arrested after buying cocaine

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lincolnton man on Friday on charges that he possessed seven grams of cocaine. A tip from a confidential informant indicated that Dershae Mylantus Blackburn, 24, of 339 Car Farm Road, Apartment 1, was meeting with a supplier buy drugs, leading…

Nonprofit committed to community mental health

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The former Lincoln Counseling Services center is making big changes, and all for the better. Operated since October by Monarch, a non-profit organization, the behavioral health services offered at the 311 McBee Street in Lincolnton are cutting edge when it comes to helping Lincoln County residents…

Sheriff’s Office seeks help to identify thieves

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in a theft that took place at Al Lane’s Kawasaki on East Highway 27 on July 13. The break-in occurred around 2:30 a.m. Investigators said security footages showed a small white…

New Apple Queen to be crowned

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Lincoln County contestants compete for college scholarships ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This weekend, 16 talented Lincoln County women will compete in the 35th Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant. The pageant is sponsored each year by Lincolnton’s Business and Professional Women’s Organization. “Historically, it has always been the kickoff to Apple…

Family battles rare disorder

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Abby Grace Ferguson has an infectious smile. The vivacious 9-year-old is a little princess in every sense of the word. She loves to dance and play with Barbie’s and more than anything, wants to go to Disney World to meet Princess Elsa from Frozen. For all…

Work First grant up for commissioner discussion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will discuss a motion to continue with the Work First Block Grant at a meeting tonight. Director of Social Services Susan McCracken is expected to present the request. In the agenda item document, she explained that the state requires the 2014…

Gaston man charged with 2007 sexual assault of a child

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Gastonia man was arrested on Friday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Lincoln County in 2007. Detective Kelly Paris called in Jonathon Ray Campbell, 23, for questioning after being contacted by the Pottsdam, New York police department…

Lincolnton rehab changes hands

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Formerly owned by Kindred Healthcare, Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center was recently purchased by Southern Healthcare Management, a company out of Casselberry, Florida. Providing short-term therapy and long-term skilled nursing beds, as well as physical, speech, occupational and aquatic therapy, the newly renamed Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center will continue…

Deputies search for driver who threw water bottle, injured boy

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man that threw a bottle of water out of a car window on Tuesday night around 8 p.m., resulting in an injury to a 2-year-old boy. Deputies responded to the 2700 block…

City Lunch: A family affair

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Nestled in the heart of downtown in Lincolnton on the Court Square is City Lunch, a quaint restaurant known for mouthwatering hot dogs and a welcoming wait staff. For co-owner Angie Kaiser, however, it is more than just a restaurant, but a daily reminder of three…