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Charlotte man accused of assaulting detention officer

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been accused of assaulting several Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detention officers during an altercation at the county jail on Monday. Detention officers learned that Johnathan Leonard McCorkle, 41, of the 7400 block of Icon Way, who was being held on a writ to appear…

UPDATED: Three Republicans file for Board of Commissioners

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Undeterred by elections past, two challengers have entered the race to fill one of three soon-to-be-open county commission seats, and a third candidate said he is also contemplating a run. Republicans Anita McCall and Richard Permenter filed Tuesday, the first day candidates could formalize their intent…

Disbarred attorney to make court appearance

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Peter Capece, the disbarred Denver attorney accused of misappropriating a $1.5 million trust fund, will make his first court appearance today. Capece was indicted on Nov. 9 and charged with 11 felony counts of embezzlement. He was sent to jail under a $200,000 bond and ordered…

Hatley, Jetton to take seats on City Council

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Newly elected Democratic Mayor Ed Hatley and Ward 4 Republican Councilman Roby Jetton will take their seats on city government for the first time at the City Council’s regular session on Thursday evening. Ward 2 Councilman John “Les” Cloninger will resume his presence at a familiar…

Santa’s Sac toy drive back for third year

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For the third year, Santa’s Sac will collect toys and cash donations while distributing throughout Lincoln County where the need is the strongest. In 2014, the non-profit organization donated two truckloads of toys to Christian Ministry and more than $2,000 to organizations like the Lincoln County…

Holiday Tour of Homes will benefit foster care children

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Speak Up For Children representatives are hopeful a holiday tour of historic homes will help balance out the absence of money collected from a rain-postponed event earlier this year. The organization, which formed in 2012 to aid abused and neglected children throughout Lincoln County, is hoping…

Christmas season begins with Lincolnton parade

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Lincolnton Christmas Parade route changes

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton’s annual Christmas Parade will kick off on Sunday at 4 p.m. with the city’s tree lighting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. on the east lawn of the court house. There are changes to the parade route which, according local law enforcement, will provide a safer,…

Gilleland to continue community service on chamber board

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Lincolnton Mayor John O. Gilleland leaves behind a six-year tenure as the face of the city at a City Council meeting on Dec. 3, he will continue his service to the community as a member of the board of directors of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber…

Jill Eaddy named county’s Woman of the Year

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Jill Eaddy had no idea she’d be awarded at last Thursday’s Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce banquet. But as Lincolnton Business & Professional Women’s Organization co-president Cathy Davis began to speak, it was clear the accolades to which she was referring could collectively belong to just…