LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A motorcycle rider is in critical condition after crashing on U.S. 321 north of Lincolnton Thursday afternoon. 

The single-vehicle incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on southbound U.S. 321 just south of the Catawba County line, according to Lincoln County officials. The rider was transported to a hospital via helicopter. 

Lincoln County Emergency Services, N.C. State Highway Patrol, North 321 Fire Department and Maiden Fire Department responded to the scene. 

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