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City to discuss motor vehicle license tax

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The City of Lincolnton could soon adopt a motor vehicle license tax on all vehicles registered within the city limits. The tax could generate as much as $240,000 for the city. As of July 1, all North Carolina municipalities will have the authority to levy a…

Deputies: Claremont man stabbed Lincolnton man

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Staff report A Claremont man has been charged with stabbing a Lincolnton man, sending him to the hospital in serious condition. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Donny Wayne Wilson Jr. and Phillip Zachary Sisk got into a fight at a home in the 4800 block of Gideon Drive in…

Commissioners criticize LTN story about animal shelter concerns

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Three Lincoln County commissioners publicly criticized a Lincoln Times-News report highlighting animal shelter concerns lodged by volunteers and former employees during the commission’s regular bi-monthly meeting on Monday night. Purchasing Agent John Henry announced that Maiden Small Animal Hospital’s Dr. Kim Mitchell won her bid to…

Officers: Lincolnton man stole merchandise, tried to make return

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with trying to return stolen merchandise at the city Wal-Mart. Michael Samuel Still, 30, of 114 Tripple H Lane, is accused of stealing merchandise and then walking outside to his vehicle and then returning to the store to return the items for…

Trio arrested after fight at child’s birthday party

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Staff report Three people have been arrested after a fight at a Lincolnton Parking lot on March 15. Lincolnton Police Department officers said they responded to the 1500 block of North Aspen Street at around 7:20 p.m. Officers said Devin Lamar Robinson, 24, of 208 Little Street in Lincolnton, was…

UPDATE: Domestic disturbance ends in shooting

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Staff report A woman was shot following a domestic dispute in western Lincoln County on Monday. Ronny Lee Whitworth, 34, of 7159 Lackey Road in Vale, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon for allegedly shooting…

Monroe residents arrested on drug, theft charges

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Staff report Two Monroe residents have been charged with felony drug possession and possession of stolen goods. Fredrick Eugene Hill, 48, and Cindy Jean Hill, 48, of 717 Pilgrim Forest Drive, were arrested on Sunday by the Lincolnton Police Department. Officers said the Hills were arrested after officers responded to…

City looks to continue relationship with county after election

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Relationships between municipalities and the counties that they inhabit are subject to change over time, primarily because of the change of elected seats on both governing bodies. For better or worse, those seats can influence the nature of that relationship drastically. “We are in the process…

Lincolnton Christian Ministry honors 30-year volunteer

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Christian Ministry of Lincoln County honored volunteer Tam Pauley at a luncheon on Tuesday afternoon in recognition of her 30 years of service to the non-profit. LINC Meals, a Christian Ministry program, provides meals to homebound citizens who cannot cook for themselves or may not be…

Catawba Co. man wanted in connection with shooting

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Staff report A Catawba County man is wanted on charges that he shot into a woman’s vehicle on Wednesday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives said Bobby Lee Fish Jr., 35, of Lowrance Road in Catawba, shot at a woman around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 274 in western Lincoln County. The…