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Denver man needs double lung transplant

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The fight to breathe is a daily battle for Denver resident Dennis Conroy. The Lincoln County man suffered a collapsed lung in 2007, nearly a decade after he lost half a lung to pneumonia and was also diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He lost…

Season of dreams

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Lincoln County tops Cherryville, makes history By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Bruce Bolick instructed his players to pack their suitcases, and if they didn’t have one, to get one. Then came the traditional Gatorade bath. The Lincoln County Cardinals, who had never won an Area IV semifinal series…

Local firefighters help kids cool off

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Kids have some fun and get some relief from the heat on Friday after firefighters from the Lincolnton Fire Department opened a hydrant for them on Mauney Drive in Lincolnton.…

Reynolds: ‘I thought that I got effort’

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  By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Although its run at a seventh consecutive Area IV title came up short, Cherryville Post 100 has nothing to hang its head about. Post 100, which set an Area IV record by winning six straight championships from 2007-12, couldn’t get past Lincoln…

Reader’s Forum

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  Don’t reduce tax, remove it   A reduction in the garbage tax is not the answer.  The question is why was this tax voted in to begin with? The tax instituted by the City Council is the result of their refusal to face the hard facts of the need…

Criminal Charges 7-22-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Stephen Matthew Hussar, 23, of 6530 Emerald Isle Dr. in Sherrills Ford was charged July 17 with one count of communicating threats. He was released on a written promise. Barry Joseph Hammer, 53, of 7134 Hunters Bluff Dr. in Denver…

Filing closes for Lincolnton elections

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The slate of candidates for the Nov. 5 Lincolnton municipal election should be set, with the two-week filing period having closed Friday at noon. No new candidates threw their names in any of the three races up for contention last week. Likewise, with no…

Program checks in on seniors

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “They treat you like a human — not like anything’s wrong,”65-year-old Trudy Perkins said. Perkins is one of 15 Lincolnton residents who are part of the police department’s “R U OK” Program, designed to check on area senior citizens and other individuals who either…

Arson suspected in city fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Police are investigating a case of arson following an outbuilding blaze Wednesday night behind a city residence. The incident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. at 2025 Bost Street in Lincolnton, according to the Lincolnton Fire Department, which served as the scene’s primary responder. The…

Public meeting seeks comments on plans for Denver intersection

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   County officials are looking to map out the future growth for the interchange of N.C. 16 and N.C. 150, and they want to hear from the public throughout the planning process. Led by the Lincoln County Planning Board, the initiative will specifically seek…