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Deputies: Man fled on stolen motorcycle

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ANNIE BLACKBURN
Staff Writer
 A Cherryville man was placed under arrest early Thursday morning after attempting elude a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on a stolen motorcycle.
Coley Phillip Craft, 43, of 207 Bell Street in Cherryville, was charged with one felony count each of operating a motor vehicle while attempting to elude…

Group asks city to oppose county office move

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Citizens for Smart Spending, along with several downtown merchants and residents urged City Council members Thursday night to endorse their efforts to keep county offices within city limits. Citizens for Smart Spending representative Johnny Lineberger was the first to address council members. “When we learned…

Concerns voiced about Denver development at public meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several East Lincoln residents shared their concerns regarding plans for a new residential and retail development at a community meeting on Wednesday. Simonini Group’s land acquisitions representative, Sonny Crater, led the community involvement meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Crater began the evening with a…

Man arrested for selling drugs, fleeing from officers in 2013

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Jonathan Christopher Wise, 28, of 5806 Woody Grove Road in Indian Trail, was arrested on Thursday by the Union County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding warrants from the Lincolnton Police Department stemming from an undercover narcotics operation in 2013. During a controlled buy initiated by undercover narcotics…

Local conservationists lauded at district banquet

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Staff Report The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District honored several local conservation activists during an awards banquet on Thursday. According to a press release, the annual banquet allows the district an opportunity to recognize individuals in Lincoln County that are working hard to protect natural resources. This year,…

Bringing out the big guns

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SWAT team leader discusses rationale behind raids ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Hollywood movies and mainstream media portray SWAT teams in many ways, from every day average Joe heroes that save the day to corrupt villains that abuse their power. The public perception of tactical units tends to vacillate between favorable…

Commissioners mull changes to waste sites, noise rules

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners discussed possible courses of action regarding backlash received from recent changes to the county’s noise ordinance and solid waste program at a meeting on Monday. County Manager Tracy Jackson began each discussion by updating commissioners on the staff’s latest research regarding…

North Lincoln ready for band season

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Students learn the notes at summer band camp ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Neil Underwood is an original. One of the first teachers to sign on with North Lincoln High School when it opened in 2003, he’s been teaching band for over a decade to the proud Band of Knights. Prior…

Legislators talk issues at luncheon

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer State and national legislators gathered Tuesday at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Legislative Luncheon,” offering local business and community leaders the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting the region. Those in attendance included Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and state Rep. Jason Saine (R,…

City, county near water sales agreement

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Council members are expected to receive an update from City Manager Jeff Emory regarding water sales negotiations with Lincoln County at a meeting on Thursday. The water negotiations had previously been packaged with contracts for 911 communications and animal control services at the county’s…