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Meet the Candidate: Rich Permenter

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Ask Rich Permenter where he’s from, and he’ll have a hard time giving you a concrete answer. Permenter, a Denver resident and Republican candidate for the Board of Commissioners, was born in Washington, D.C. into a family whose patriarch was a career Coast Guard man. But…

Murderer caught with coke

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Bryant Moses JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County murder convict, who was released from prison last year, was apprehended by Lincoln County narcotics investigators on Friday for cocaine charges. Drug officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryant Moses, 34, during a buy-bust operation in the parking lot…

Governor talks economy during Lincolnton visit

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    McCrory cites city business as example of recession recovery ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Governor Pat McCrory sat down with several Lincolnton business leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss North Carolina’s economic progress over the past year. The Economic Roundtable was held at the offices of the Lincoln Economic Development…

LHS ranked 35th best high school in state

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton High School has once again been ranked as one of the “Best High Schools in North Carolina,” according to this year’s U.S. News and World Report. The high school is ranked as the 35th best high school across the state. “We are very…

Sheriff: Argument leads to brother killing brother

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  Staff report   A Lincoln County man was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday after deputies said he killed his brother after an argument. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road in Lincolnton, is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $750,000 secured…

Coalition Against Child Abuse honors local supporters

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse recognized a number of city and county workers, government entities and one church for working alongside the nonprofit last year. Joyce Dorsey, an employee with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Lincoln County office, and recipient of the…

Deputies investigating more vehicle break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Since last month, nearly 100 vehicles in Lincoln County have been targeted by thieves, investigators said, including more than 30 this week. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are once again at work looking into cases of vehicle break-ins involving unlocked vehicles.…

Builder set to open city showroom

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      ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Ingle Builders will host their grand opening today to celebrate the opening of their downtown Lincolnton design center and showroom. President and founder Mark Ingle began the business back in 1986. “My interest in carpentry and construction started back when I was at…

Man whose daughter, nephew died in building accident arrested for drugs

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  Arwood   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley man, who had manslaughter charges dropped against him last year in the death of his daughter and nephew, was arrested on drug charges on Wednesday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said deputies approached Jordan Keeley Arwood’s vehicle around 2:30 a.m.…

Police: Man reports robbery after money taken during drug deal

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  Froneberger   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An eastern Lincoln County man who told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday later admitted his money was taken during a planned drug deal. Timothy Paul Froneberger, of 8794 Hagars Ferry Road in Denver, called police just before 5 p.m.…