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Man charged with theft from church

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than two years after a thief targeted a Lincolnton church, out-of-county officers have made an arrest, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Charlotte police apprehended Raymond Ravond Camp, 29, of 3622 Gustar Court in Charlotte, on Wednesday. Police transported him to the Lincoln County…

County places voluntary restrictions on water use

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Voluntary restrictions will soon be in place for Lincoln County water customers while new equipment is being installed at the treatment plant. From 5 a.m. Oct. 7 through 5 p.m. Nov. 26, the plant will be at half capacity, county officials announced Friday. As…

Business expo to be held Thursday

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th-annual business expo is set for Thursday. This year, the event will be held at a new venue — the recently renovated Laboratory Mill on Southfork Road in Lincolnton, owned and restored by John and Cyndi Dellinger. The expo,…

Saddler Family plays Boger City

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Missing teen found safe

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have located a teen girl with autism whom they said went missing Thursday from her Lincolnton home. Alexa Brianna Ikard, 18, of the 3400 block of East N.C. 27, was found at a residence around 9 a.m. Friday on Southmont Road, the Lincoln County…

Local GOP chair named elections chief

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new elections director for Lincoln County was named this week. The Board of Elections announced Wednesday that Bradley Putnam, former chairman of the local Republican Party, had been approved by the State Board of Elections to take up the nonpartisan job. “His experience in…

Fun at Denver Days festival

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Company to fix Amity Lane for free

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Charlotte construction company has agreed to fix a Lincoln County roadway washed away during early summer flooding for free. Hazel Sanders, owner of Sanders Utility Construction Company on Brookshire Boulevard, said the company’s employees will begin work on reconstructing Amity Lane in Iron…

Family opens new bakery in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A family of good cooks recently set up shop on East Main Street in downtown Lincolnton. Southern Bakers Boutique, which opened its doors on Aug. 26, is owned and operated by Ann and Kenneth Davis, as well as Ann’s sister, Susie Wilson. Together, the…

Saddler Family brings God, country to Boger City

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “I’m a God and country guy,” Reggie Saddler said. The Lincoln County singer/songwriter, who performs all over the world with his family band, The Reggie Saddler Family, preaches his testimony everywhere he goes, encouraging unity among all people. His wife Bridgette, also known as “Sugarbabe,”…