• Missing Lincoln County 19-year-old with cognitive impairment found safe


    LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - Investigators said Noah Andrew Ayers, 19, of Lincolnton, who was last seen leaving his residence around 2 p.m. Wednesday was found safe. 

    Ayers was reported missing after he was possibly on his way to a baseball game at North Lincoln High School. 

    A Silver Alert was issued but has since been canceled. 

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    The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said it contacted his foster parent who said Ayers had been located and is safe.

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