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Suspect on LCSO “Most Wanted” list arrested

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Staff report One of the suspects on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit’s “Most Wanted” list has been arrested. Charles Montgomery Fitzgerald, 59, formerly of Fitzgerald Stowe Lane in Lincolnton, was arrested in a trailer park on Borders Road in Shelby on Friday. Detectives said Fitzgerald was living with…

Officers: Lincolnton man set wife’s car on fire

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with setting his wife’s car on fire. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance on South Aspen Street in the early morning hours Sunday and spoke with a woman who said her husband, James William Jenkins, IV, 28, of 1869…

Lincoln County wrestlers place high

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Staff report The West Lincoln Rebels took second place in the Southern District 7 conference wrestling tournament Saturday. Keaton Norman took first place in the 120 lb. class by pinning Austin Scott of Newton-Conover. East Lincoln’s Travis Bowman won the 285 lb. class with a decision over Tyler Putnam of…

Women arrested on prostitution charges

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Lincolnton women on prostitution charges after they allegedly agreed to have sex with an undercover detective in exchange for money. Adrienne Dawn Pennell, 24, and Jordan Leigh Williams, 23, both of 1001 West Hwy 150, were arrested on Monday. Deputies…

Criminal Charges — 2-1-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tesha Darlene Lancaster, 35, of 114 Carpenter St. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 22 with one count of resist, delay and obstruction of a public officer. A $1,000 bond was set. Wesley Britt Uzzell, 25, of 5585 Old Plank Rd. in…

Obituaries — 2-1-16

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Jose Manuel Monge Jose Manuel Monge, age 78, of Lincolnton died Friday, January 29, 2016. His funeral will be 10 a.m. today, February 1, 2016 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Father David Miller officiating. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016…

Model Citizen: Lincolnton man driven by hobby

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer It didn’t take long for Lincolnton resident Daniel Fulton to find his place in the world. When he isn’t working on or around trucks, he is sketching them or building elaborate customized models of them. “My daddy was a truck driver and he also built models…

Braylon Beam supports Panthers on Super Bowl run

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Braylon Beam keeps pounding. The 6-year-old Rock Springs first grader, whose dances in the midst of a brain cancer battle garnered national headlines almost as soon as the disease was first diagnosed, was in Charlotte again on Jan. 24, cheering on his beloved Carolina Panthers. A…

Lincoln County Animal Services schedules community meetings

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County Animal Services announced a series of community meetings beginning this week to discuss potential changes at the animal shelter. LCAS Director David Workman will be on hand Wednesday at East Lincoln High School, Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center and Feb. 8…

Newton-Conover takes control after halftime break

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor NEWTON – The West Lincoln boys got off to a good start Friday night, holding Newton-Conover to eight first quarter points by forcing numerous turnovers and controlling the defensive rebounds. In fact, Newton-Conover could only produce nineteen points in the opening half, connecting on just eight…