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Montana couple explores Revolutionary roots

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Battle of Ramsour’s Mill has family ties for Donna Scott ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Donna Scott came to Lincolnton to chase history — more specifically, her own personal history. Though she has no current connections to the county, she has a genealogy that not only shaped the fabric of Lincoln…

‘Ready to go’

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Rain greets teams on opening day By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football scene officially opened statewide on Friday, and the county’s four programs got their seasons underway. Weather proved to be the first hurdle that had to be overcome. The soaking rain that fell late Thursday into…

Sports Calendar

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Tryouts All athletes interested in playing scholastic sports for the 2014-15 school year must have an up-to-date physical on file with the school before tryouts begin. LHS cross country: Aug. 5, 8:30 a.m. LHS boys soccer: Aug. 4, 8 a.m. LHS girls tennis: Aug. 4-6, 10 a.m.-noon NL cross country:…

Surveillance leads to drug arrest

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators concluded a six-month investigation on Thursday with a foot chase that led to the arrest of Kelan Debarge Brown, 29, of 108 Enola Drive in Shelby. Following information received from several tips made to the Drug Tip Line that a…

Man charged for indecent liberties

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Following an investigation stemming from a report filed on July 21, the Lincolnton Police Department charged Dwayne Bercell Sledge Jr., 31, of 144 Ross Street in Lincolnton, with taking indecent liberties with a child. The warrant for his arrest was issued on July 31 and Sledge…

Criminal Charges 8-4-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Roger Dale Hinson, 36, of 3002 Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was charged July 31 with one count each larceny and possession of stolen goods. A $100,000 secured bond was set. Gracie Juanita Christopher, 35, of 3002 Emmanuel Church Road in…

Harvest Moon Grille to open for business Thursday

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A downtown Lincolnton restaurant dedicated to serving creative regional cuisine has announced it will open its doors this week. Harvest Moon Grille, a restaurant featuring a variety of farm-to-table dishes, will officially open for business on Thursday, offering a breakfast and lunch menu from 7:30 a.m.-3…

Denver shooting range aims at October grand opening

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first upscale indoor shooting range facility is firing up for its grand opening in October. According to co-owner Craig Norfolk, Denver Defense boasts a 20,000 square-foot facility, featuring 18 state-of-the-art shooting lanes, six of which are 50 yards, along with a 4,000 square-foot retail…

Obituaries 8-4-14

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Flay Clifton ‘Tip’ Scronce VALE — Mr. Flay Clifton “Tip” Scronce, age 77, of 4765 Hoover Road in Vale, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014. His funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Freida Hobson officiating. Burial…

Zaxby’s holds grand opening in Denver

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