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Leadership experience drives Permenter campaign

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Republican Lincoln County Board of Commissioners candidate Rich Permenter has a long history of successful leadership and he believes that he has something special to offer the citizens of Lincoln County, a place he chose to call home 13 years ago. “Lincoln County is the first…

Unox, Inc. to relocate U.S. headquarters to Lincoln County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved an industrial development incentive grant during Monday evening’s meeting that will bring the world’s largest commercial oven manufacturing company to Lincoln County. Unox, Inc., headquartered in Italy, will relocate its United States headquarters to Lincoln County from Newtown, Pennsylvania.…

Rose show returns to Lincolnton

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For the first time since 2003, the Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society’s annual rose show will return to Lincolnton’s James W. Warren Citizens Center. Organizers said they believe the 43rd annual event on Saturday will be a successful day of appreciation for the work of many master…

Lincolnton businesswoman announces plan to run for mayor

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Lincolnton businesswoman has said that she will register with the Lincoln County Board of Elections and run for mayor of Lincolnton in 2017. Caroline Brown, 44, owns four downtown businesses including The Renaissance Gypsy, Renaissance Realty & Estate Sales and Caroline’s Auction Company. She said…

Denver Art Trail features top community artists

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The 11th annual Denver Art Trail is back and better than ever with seven stops scheduled throughout eastern Lincoln County, featuring approximately 30 local artists. The self-guided tour invites guests into studios and exhibition spaces with the unique opportunity to view and purchase original artwork while…

Man hunts long-lost apple varieties

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Apple Queen reigns over the Lincoln County Apple Festival each September, but it’s the lesser-known “Apple King” who truly embodies what the festival is all about. Tom Brown, 74, of Clemmons, has dedicated the last 19 years of his life to the discovery of different…

High Shoals UMC celebrates 115 years

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer High Shoals United Methodist Church will celebrate 115 years on Oct. 2, when the church hosts a homecoming and welcomes back former pastor Rev. Sheila Gould, who served the church from 2008 to 2011. Founded in 1902, the church was the result of community organizing led…

Vale-based Ethics Archery to build new facility

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer In six short years, Ethics Archery of Vale has grown enough to allow the company to build a 7,000 square-foot facility in Vale, bringing manufacturing jobs to Lincoln County and further putting a unique stamp on the ever-changing archery business. “It’s been a steady, healthy growth for…

Maiden woman charged with credit card theft

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Staff report A Maiden woman has been charged with stealing her neighbor’s credit card and using it to buy gas at a Denver convenience store. Deputies said Colleen Velma Jewell, 37, of Fieldhaven Court, admitted to stealing her neighbor’s credit card and using it at the Denver Mart at 3769…

Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton PD hold raffle for slain Shelby officer

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department are working together on a fundraiser for fallen Shelby police officer Timothy Brackeen. Detective Frank Runyon of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a friend of Brackeen’s, has organized the raffle and all proceeds will be donated…

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