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Criminal Charges 12-8-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Richard Nazzair Bianco, 30, of 4407 Bach Dr. in Sherrills Ford was charged Dec. 4 with one count of possession of marijuana exceeding ½ oz. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Eric Bernard Ramseur, 43, of 1805 Tomes Rd. in Lincolnton…

Rudisill named mayor of Cat Square

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After all of the smoke cleared from a late flurry of voting in Cat Square’s annual mayoral race, one person was left standing and honored as Cat Square’s 41st ceremonial mayor. Sheldon “Tater” Rudisill edged out nominees Bobby Gannt and David McKissick and will be honored…

ABC store planned for western Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission is currently working with state officials to develop a liquor store for western Lincoln County, at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 18. According to Lincoln County ABC Commission chair Mike Baker, the venture is still in its…

Three nabbed in drug busts

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested three people Thursday in two separate incidents during a surveillance operation south of Lincolnton. Narcotics investigators were conducting an undercover operation near the Dollar General store in High Shoals and completed a hand-to-hand drug transaction with the suspects, deputies said. Tina…

Veterans recognized at Pearl Harbor ceremony

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Lincolnton mayor honors vets for service, courage PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Lincolnton Mayor John O. Gilleland made a heartfelt and emotional tribute to Lincoln County veterans at Thursday’s City Council meeting, it was apparent that he expected the city would unite on Sunday at a Pearl Harbor Day observance…

City, DDA clash over funding

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Downtown Development Association clashed with City Council during a funding discussion at a meeting Thursday night. During her presentation, Downtown Development Association chair Brooke Sherrill asked council members to consider rolling over unexpended funds from the Business and Community Development Department Façade Grant Program, during…

Denver gets in the Christmas spirit with annual parade

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Meth, guns found in sting

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested five people during a surveillance operation Wednesday afternoon. Investigators were conducting surveillance in the parking lot of the Bi-Lo grocery store at 742 Highway 27 West in Lincolnton when they observed two vehicles converge and conduct a drug transaction, deputies said.…

After overcrowding, Lincoln animal shelter gets relief

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer There couldn’t be a more perfect time of year to introduce that new member of your family to their new home. The Lincoln County Animal Shelter hopes to lighten its burden with an increase in adoptions during the holiday season. Last month, the shelter released a…

Lincolnton High brings mystery to the stage

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LHS drama students present ‘Her Lips Are Sealed’ as dessert theater PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton High School drama teacher Shane Stephens believes that a good “who-done-it” mystery is a gateway to the hearts of most theater enthusiasts. The educator, now in his ninth year at the school, will lead…