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Charlotte man tries to pass forged prescription

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been charged with trying to pass a forged prescription at a Lincolnton pharmacy. Lincolnton Police Department officers arrested Glenn Lee Orr, 43, of 2636 Clydesdale Terrace, on Saturday and charged him with felony attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or forgery. Officers said…

Local authors unearth Denver history

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Concerns over new housing developments, growth and infrastructure have residents of eastern Lincoln County keeping a watchful eye on the future. However, two men have spent the past 18 months diving into the past, collecting photographs and memories, making sure the people of Denver and its…

Rep. Patrick McHenry holds town hall in Lincolnton

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Rep. Patrick McHenry, the chief deputy whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, concluded his trip to Lincoln County by hosting a town hall meeting at the Lincolnton City Hall on Tuesday evening. McHenry began the meeting by addressing a handful of bills he’s helped pass…

Maiden photographer’s work on display at Lincoln Cultural Center

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County will feature the work of Joe Permelia throughout the month of August. The Joe Permelia Landscape and Moonlight photography exhibit features images that have been captured along the east coast of the United States and in remote Canadian villages. “He…

Retired Clerk of Court employee honored by governor

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Pamela Richards dedicated nearly 30 years of her life to the Clerk of Court office in Lincoln County and has now been given the state’s highest civilian honor. “We’ve worked together for 14 years and she’s just the best,” Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court Fred…

Criminal Charges — 8-5-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Eric Zachary Mason, 23, of 144 Lantern Ridge Dr. in Lincolnton was charged on July 31 with one count each of driving while impaired and displaying expired registration plate. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Christopher Michael Vicars, 31, of 1769…

Around Town — 8-5-16

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SATURDAY VBS St. Matthews Reformed Church, located at 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden will host VBS Surf Shack from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch is included and all ages are welcome. Please RSVP at (828) 428-9651. Country breakfast Shady Grove Baptist Church, located at 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in…

Lincoln County Schools teacher busted in child sex sting

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Staff report A Lincoln County Schools fifth grade teacher has been arrested in a child predator sting. Ricky Kelvin Carpenter, Jr., 41, of 3230 Brady Hoffman Road in Lincolnton, who is listed as a teacher at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School on the Lincoln County Schools website, was arrested on Wednesday…

Criminal Charges — 8-3-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Ron Christopher Ross, 44, of 1032 N Ingleside Farm Rd. in Iron Station was charged on July 29 with one count each of interfering with emergency communication and resisting, delaying, or obstructing public officer. A $3,000 secured bond was set. Michael…

Around Town — 8-3-16

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THURSDAY Meeting The National Federation of the Blind Lincoln County will meet from 10 a.m. until noon at the Senior Center on South Academy St. in Lincolnton. We meet the first Thursday of each month and welcome anyone, especially blind or visually impaired persons. For more information please call our President Carolyn Goforth…