Filing opens, 12 people declare candidacy

 LINCOLNTON – Filing for Lincoln County municipal, county and state elections began Monday, Feb. 12 at noon, and dozens filled the Lincoln County Board of Elections office, either waiting to declare their candidacy or in support of someone running.Two seats are will be open on both the Lincolnton City Council and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The commissioner seats […]

Cornelius Police seek help finding teenage runaway

UPDATE: Cornelius Police reported Mendez was found safe in a release sent at 5:34 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. On Thursday, February 8, the Cornelius Police Department received a missing persons report for 17-year-old Samantha Janet Mendez.   Samantha’s mother reported that the teen had run away from her residence on that day between 7:15 a.m and 3:00 p.m. She was last seen wearing grey in color sweatpants and a hooded […]