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Eastern Lincoln historic group seeks artifacts, old documents

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A new East Lincoln historic group is reaching out to the community with the hopes of accumulating artifacts and historical documents that can serve as educational tools for sharing the history of eastern Lincoln County through the Mundy House in Denver. The renovated home, on the…

Roseboro listed as top reserve on N.C. State’s depth chart

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Darian Roseboro vowed he was going to play immediately when he got to college, and he lived true to his word. The former Lincolnton High standout is listed in N.C. State’s two-deep depth chart for its defensive line in its season opener against Troy on Saturday.…

Around Town — 8-31-15

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Around town for August 31, 2015. TUESDAY Meeting The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, located at 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton.…

Attorney who stole $1.5 million has hearing postponed, again

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Peter Capece was scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Friday, but the disbarred Denver attorney’s contempt hearing was delayed for a second time. “This hearing has been continued due to Mr. Capece’s filing for federal bankruptcy protection which triggers an automatic stay of civil court…

Deputies: Men trafficked 50 grams of methamphetamine into county

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Staff report Two Lincolnton men, both convicted felons, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine on Friday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Ronald Keith Scronce, 59, of 928 White Street, and Scotty Michael Crouse, 41, of 2167 Stanley Drive, were charged after a nearly three-month-long investigation into the sale of meth.…

Artist leads Lincoln Cultural Center façade mosaic project

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Tiles to be sold to benefit Arts Council of Lincoln County PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A local artist will offer her talents to the Lincoln Cultural Center as part of a membership drive for the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Mosaic artist Laura Proctor will contribute a centerpiece for a…

Animal shelter still working toward ‘no-kill’

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Though it officially adopted a ‘no-kill’ philosophy nearly two years ago, high summer intake levels have prevented Lincoln County’s animal shelter from meeting its live-release target. As a general rule of thumb, no-kill shelters and rescue groups strive to save 90 percent of adoptable and healthy…

Commissioners, planning board to meet tonight

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting with the planning board tonight, in an effort to discuss long-term goals and objectives. Quasi-judicial decisions are on the agenda, as are planning work, a transportation discussion and a question-and-answer portion. It’s the first time…

Obituaries — 8-31-15

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Obituaries for August 31, 2015. Danny Ray Perkins DENVER — Danny Ray Perkins, 56, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015. He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Lee Augustus and Deloris Donnavee Morton Perkins. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandy and Teresa Perkins.…

Wolves eye first 2-0 start since 2010

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton sped its way to a season-opening win last week. But tonight, the early-season tests only get tougher. The Wolves, who dismantled North Lincoln 62-8 in Week 1, host Belmont South Point at 7:30 tonight looking for their first 2-0 start since 2010, when they won…