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Mustangs fall in fourth round of softball playoffs

By Matt Chapman | May 21, 2022

DENVER – The East Lincoln Mustangs softball team saw its undefeated season come to an end in heartbreaking fashion, falling 2-1 to Central Davidson in 10 innings in the fourth round of the 3A state playoffs. Command issues early in the game for Mustangs starter Leah Correll helped the Spartans strike first in the second inning. The East Lincoln ace […]

One man charged in Denver Tractor Supply theft

By Matt Chapman | May 20, 2022

MOORESVILLE – One man who stole a generator from the Tractor Supply on Gilman Road near Denver was arrested May 17 after committing the same crime in Mooresville. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Mooresville Police Department responded to a call about the theft of a generator and other items from a local Tractor Supply. Officers responding to […]

Family business sets standard for marine construction

By Matt Chapman | May 19, 2022

SHERRILLS FORD – A family-owned business with its roots planted more than 40 years ago, Lake Norman Dredging is among the premier marine construction companies operating in the Carolinas.  “We’ve evolved since then, but my dad started the business in 1978,” Lake Norman Dredging president Shannon Miller said. “Both my dad and I are lifelong watermen and that’s what sets […]

Citizen complaints lead to drug arrest

By Matt Chapman | May 19, 2022

LINCOLNTON – Citizen complaints about illegal drug activities launched a month-long investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division that led to the arrest of one man.  According to the sheriff’s office, hours of surveillance led to the May 18 arrest of Stanley Kinston Edwards, 35, of West Highview Lane in Lincolnton. Around 3:30 p.m. officers observed what they […]

LCSO investigating generator theft from Tractor Supply

By Matt Chapman | May 18, 2022

DENVER – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a May 15 theft of a generator from the Tractor Supply on Gilman Road.  According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to the larceny shortly before 5 p.m. after an employee reported a white male loaded the generator in a shopping cart and left the store without paying. The generator […]

Lincoln County boards talk future, short-term growth

By Matt Chapman | May 18, 2022

LINCOLNTON – Representatives of Kimley-Horn, a Charlotte-based planning and design consulting firm, have laid out initial steps for developing Blueprint 2043, a joint Land Use Plan and Capital Investment Plan for Lincoln County. “We’re setting growth priorities for Lincoln County over the next 20 years specifically as it relates to land development patterns and land usage patterns,” Lincoln County Development […]

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Knights walk it off against Crest

By Matt Chapman | May 13, 2022

PUMPKIN CENTER – A walkoff win to advance in the playoffs is special no matter the circumstances, so when Logan Sammons worked a free pass with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure a 2-1 North Lincoln victory over Crest, the entire Knights roster bolted from the home dugout and raced across the diamond to […]

Sheriff seeks public’s help searching for missing Lincoln County teen

By Matt Chapman | May 13, 2022

LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton May 12 in reference to a runaway juvenile, according to the sheriff’s office. His grandmother told officers he was last seen around 2:30 p.m. According to the release, Isaiah Richardson, […]

2022 Primary Roundup: Lincoln County Board of Education

By Matt Chapman | May 12, 2022

DENVER – Seats on the Lincoln County Board of Education are partisan for the first time this election cycle, meaning Denver’s District 5 representation on the board will be decided among three Republican candidates May 17 without a Democrat in the running. Two Republicans square off in District 2 for the opportunity to oppose Democrat Linda Wolfe in November, while […]

2022 Primary Roundup: Lincoln County

By Matt Chapman | May 12, 2022

There are several pivotal races in the May 17 primary for Lincoln County positions. Here is a rundown of those: U.S. House of Representatives, District 10 Five candidates are in the Republican primary field: Jeff Gregory, Michael Magnotta, Patrick McHenry, Gary Robinson and Richard Speer. Two Democrats, Michael Felder and Pam Genant, are also in a primary.   Sheriff The […]