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Local mail carrier retiring after three decades

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A familiar face in downtown Lincolnton will be retiring this week. Eugene “Buzzy” Hartman has delivered mail in Lincolnton for the past 15 years, often on foot and carrying a postal bag. Hartman has worked for the United States Postal Service for almost 30 years,…

Criminal Charges— 8-30-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jason Lamar Spencer, 38, of 115 W. Robinson St. in Dallas was charged August 25 with one count each of possession of marijuana up to ½ oz., possession of drug paraphernalia, possession/concealing tax paid liquor, display expired registration plate and possessing…

East Lincoln development spurs concerns over stormwater runoff

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The rapid growth of eastern Lincoln County in recent years has been received with mixed emotions from residents and merchants in the area. Each new development has been met with concerns over added traffic and overcrowding in schools. Now, as these substantial housing developments are being…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting comes to a close

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting came to a close on Sunday. Soon, the campground will return to the vacated façade that it has for most of the year. If someone not knowing about camp meeting would happen to stumble upon the campground any other time…

NC redistricting could affect state Sen. David Curtis

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer North Carolina legislators have until the end of the month to redraw the state’s election district lines, after 28 districts were deemed unconstitutional by federal courts due to race-based gerrymandering. The maps that have now been used to elect the North Carolina General Assembly on three…

Rep. Patrick McHenry holds town hall in Lincolnton

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Rep. Patrick McHenry wrapped up a series of meetings with his western North Carolina constituents by hosting a town hall at the Lincoln County Senior Center on Wednesday evening. McHenry, a Republican who is the chief deputy whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, opened the…

Report: Lincoln County Schools buses among safest in NC

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools (LCS) students who take school buses to and from school will be boarding some of the safest buses in North Carolina this year. After their annual inspection report, the LCS buses received a score of 15. The average score for the western…

Denver veterans bring REBOOT course to Lincoln County

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A soldier often doesn’t leave the trauma of war behind when they’re discharged. That suffering is brought home and is frequently shared by the veteran’s spouse and family. When Danielle Zettl’s husband, Brandon, returned from Afghanistan, he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which affected…

Criminal Charges— 8-28-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael Ray Campbell, 28, of 1618 Knoll Dr. in Vale was charged Aug. 22 with one count of assault on a female. A $500 bond was set. Michael Aaron Ward, 43, of 1602 Broome St. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 22…

Deputies: Lincolnton man confesses to murder

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has confessed to murdering his roommate with a sawed-off shotgun. Ronald Wayne Vaughn, 25, of 1311 Wildale Lane, shot Gary Lee Somerset, 27, his roommate, during an argument Friday night. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the home at around 11 p.m. on Friday…