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Small Business Saturday: Small firms make a big difference in Lincoln County

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Staff report For many households, the conclusion of the Thanksgiving meal sparks the start of the holiday shopping season, beginning with Black Friday. Since the birth of Small Business Saturday in 2010 by American Express, however, more communities across the nation have begun encouraging residents to patronize independent, locally owned…

Lincolnton woman charged for break-in

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman was arrested on Wednesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives on charges that she removed electrical wiring from a vacant home on Loomis Street and allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage to the residence. Deputies were dispatched to the house, located at 3121 Loomis…

Duo nabbed for meth in buy-bust op

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Staff report A buy/bust operation that was executed Monday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators led to the arrests of two men the following morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, an undercover officer infiltrated an organization where Timothy Teen Gaddy was allegedly selling methamphetamine near…

Giving thanks for local veterans

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Rick Ramseur honored as county’s Man of the Year

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County has a new Man of the Year. Dr. Steve Austin announced Richard “Rick” Ramseur as the 2014 Lincoln County “Man of the Year” at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Nov. 20. “The Man of the Year is a devoted friend…

An Affection for Confection: Bavarian bakery opens doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The pretzel’s lineage can be traced to Germany. While the tasty, salted bread can be found in shopping malls and fairs across America, there is nothing in this world quite like the traditional Bavarian pretzel. Nobody knows this better than Sven Frischen-Nocher, 46, of Lincolnton, and…

Obituaries — 11-28-14

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Adair Whisenhunt Cantwell October 5, 1934 – November 25, 2014 Adair Cantwell, age 80, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The daughter of Dr. Eph and Edith Whisenhunt, she was born in Winston-Salem on October 5, 1934. Grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whisenhunt of Buchanan, Ga. And Dr. and…

Business Spotlight: Homesteads Grill and Taphouse

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Byron Sackett, Homesteads Grill and Taphouse is not only a restaurant, but a tribute to his family roots in North Carolina and Florida. The restaurant, co-owned by Sackett and his wife, Christy, opened in March, 2013 in Lincolnton. “The hurricane in our logo is Hurricane…

Win or go home

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Mustangs, Wolves clash tonight RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Either East Lincoln or Lincolnton will play for a regional title next week. Tonight will determine which moves on, and which goes home. The top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) and fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) will play each other at 7:30 in Denver in a third…

Players want rematch; Coaches? Not so much

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Coaches and players love a good rivalry game. But in this case, it’s the players who want a rematch, not the coaches. East Lincoln hosts Lincolnton at 7:30 tonight in the third round of the NCHSAA state 2AA playoffs, which will be the second time this…