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The Gaston Gazette
Undercover drug roundup leads to 20 arrests
The investigation began months ago, using undercover officers and confidential informants to buy narcotics from 30 people, according to a press release from the Lincolnton Police Department.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Around Town 3-5-14
Tickets are now on sale for the Lincoln Theatre Guild's upcoming performance of "Seussical" at the Cultural Center.
City cops targeting suspected dealers
Police targeted at least 30 area suspects Wednesday morning accused of selling and buying drugs within the City of Lincolnton.
Criminal Charges - 03-05-14
Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, of 6887 Lackey Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 27 with one count of failure to appear.
Man charged with theft of gun
A Lincolnton man was apprehended in Morganton this month and accused of stealing a firearm in Burke County, Public Safety officers said.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Rose garden supporters seek public's help
With more than 30 purple, yellow, red, pink and white rose bushes in full bloom for the city each spring, summer and fall, the Tracy Jenkins Memorial Rose Garden is a staple in the Lincolnton community.
The Charlotte Observer
Lincoln drug probe leads to 2 arrests
Christopher Kapusta, 22, of Lincolnton, was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges, according to Lincoln County authorities.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Lincolnton man, 70, shot by cop
An incident Tuesday in which a York County Sheriff's deputy shot an unarmed Lincoln County man during a traffic stop near Clover serves as the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year, officials with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison said.
Criminal Charges 2-28-14
Alex Preston Podskarbi, 21, of 21212 Island Forest Dr. in Cornelius was charged Feb. 24 with one count each of failure to burn headlights/tail lights, failure to stop for siren, resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer and operating a vehicle with slick tire.
Fraidy-Cat Cops Will Kill You In a Heartbeat
Authorities said Wednesday that deputy Terrence Knox has been placed on paid leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates the shooting.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Troopers: Shelby man crashes vehicle, travels down Lincolnton embankment
A Shelby man was rushed to a Lincolnton hospital Thursday evening after his vehicle traveled down an embankment on N.C. 150 Bypass, troopers said.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Around Town - 2-26-14
THURSDAY Fashion Week King's Daughters' Ministry is hosting a Fashion Week through Saturday at its Penny Thrift Store in Stanley as part of the 2nd Annual National Hand Wardrobe Week.
NC Man Reaching For Cane Shot In SC Traffic Stop
York County deputies say an officer shot a 70-year-old man reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck.
Criminal Charges 2-26-14
Donna Hooper Tudor, 52, of 3664 Innes Ln. in Maiden was charged Feb. 21 with one count each of failure to appear, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Around Town - 2-24-14
MONDAY College orientation Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Feb. 27 in room 118 of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.
Fraud suspect caught through tips
Hours after the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office alerted the public Thursday about two alleged ID theft suspects believed to have used stolen credit and debit cards to make purchases at two Lincolnton businesses, deputies said they located the individuals through a Crime Stoppers tip.
Criminal Charges - 2-24-14
Lloyd Allen Roark Jr., 20, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 19 with one count of assault on a female.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The Gaston Gazette
Column: A different kind of ministry
I was talking with some ladies in a coffee house last Friday, realized we were laughing loudly, and I turned around to apologize to the gentleman sitting at the table beside me.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Lincoln County man confesses to identity theft
LINCOLNTON, N.C. After requesting help from the media to identify a wanted suspect, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division says one particular tip led to an arrest of an identity theft suspect.
LHS assistant named new SouthLake head coach
Lincolnton High assistant Bobby McLaughlin has been named the new head football coach at Huntersville SouthLake Christian Academy, the school announced in a press release on Thursday.