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Deputies: Teens broke into Denver home

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged two teens with breaking into a home in eastern Lincoln County on July 24. Deputies said Glenn Allen Garris Jr., 18, of 14901 North Green Drive in Huntersville, and Austin Cooper Horn, 17, of 9504 Autumn Fire Avenue NW in Concord,…

Apartment complex gets OK from Lincolnton City Council

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council approved a rezoning request at a meeting on Thursday that will lead to the construction of a 200-unit apartment complex on Buffalo Shoals Road. The request came from Triangle Real Estate, regarding rezoning for a proposed 200-unit development to be located on the…

Sheriff’s Office increases presence at camp meetings

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Officers hope to provide calm after racial, religious violence PHIL PERRY Staff Writer In weeks following the Charleston, South Carolina mass shooting that left nine people dead and a community coming together in support of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, law enforcement across the country was left on high alert,…

Lincolnton, county near agreement on sewer debtors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An agreement between Lincolnton and Lincoln County that has been months in the making is expected to be approved when the city council meets on Thursday for its regular session at city hall. Through the agreement, the city will handle the invoicing of residents who are…

County picks new Animal Services director

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County officials have chosen a familiar face to fill the county’s vacant animal services director position. David Workman, the department’s manager for the past five years, was selected on Friday to inherit the role left empty by Ron Rombs, who had his supervisory responsibilities limited…

Carpenter: I’m not running for Congress

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter isn’t running for congress. Board of Commissioners chairman Carroll Mitchem says he may or may not be running for sheriff. A Lincoln County website published a report on Saturday regarding the political futures of the two. The report, which didn’t name…

United Way initiative seeks to eliminate hunger

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer United Way of Lincoln County director Kathy Vinzant summarized her organization’s hopes for two upcoming events succinctly yet effectively last week. The United Way, Vinzant said, wants to put homelessness and hunger to bed. To do that, it has put together a backpack food drive this…

There’s a new tub in town

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Previously I had read about walk-in tubs, but I didn’t know much about them. I met Joe Santos last week as he was walking out the door of Loving Touch Walk-In Tubs and Showers. It is located at 2428 E. Main Street in Lincolnton and is…

Criminal Charges — 8-12-15

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Criminal charges for August 12, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Lacharzo Morrell Forney, Sr., 33, of 6524 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley was charged Aug. 7 with one count of uttering a forged instrument. A $2,000 secured bond was set. Mark Christopher Isaac, 43, of…

Medal of Honor recipient to visit veterans group

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer One of Dale Punch’s missions is to ensure veterans stay physically active long after their military service is over. To make sure that message gets across, the Vietnam vet did what he does best. He successfully recruited yet another Medal of Honor recipient to visit Lincoln…