• Lincolnton man last seen taking boat to get serviced has been found


    LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - A Silver Alert has been canceled after authorities said a Lincolnton man who was last seen at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday driving a pickup truck with a bass boat in tow has been found safe.

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    Kermit Perkins, 78, was driving a gray 2005 Dodge Dakota with North Carolina tag number DMX-7071. He was reported missing Wednesday and police had been searching for him.

    Perkins did not return home after he was supposed to be heading to Catawba County to have the boat serviced, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

    Around 8:20 a.m. Thursday police said Perkins had been found in Buncombe County and a family member went to pick him up.

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