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Denver doctor launches East Lincoln Wellness Foundation

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A Denver physician has launched a nonprofit to benefit those who struggle with the cost of medical attention and supplies within Lincoln County. The East Lincoln Wellness Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity, is aligning itself to make a difference in the lives of many…

County explores office move options

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The long-planned idea of moving Lincoln County’s offices appears to be making its way toward a final decision by the Board of Commissioners. Public Works and Utilities director Don Chamblee presented the Board of Commissioners with three potential options and ballpark dollar figures for…

Around Town — 3-25-15

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  THURSDAY Covekeepers meeting A meeting of the Lake Norman Covekeepers will be held at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department at 406 South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley. Guest speaker is Laura Shidal, educational ranger for Mt. Island Educational State Forest. She will brief the group on…

Former reality TV star opens boutique

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        ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Taylor Wright believes in three main things: God, guns and a good time. The Rockingham native is best known for her time on two seasons of the reality show “Party Down South,” CMT’s most popular show. Wright was chronicled as one…

BALLARD: Homeless stories make for a sleepless night, thoughts on our similarities and differences

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    PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist After reading Phil Perry’s series on the homeless in our area, I have had so many random thoughts going through my mind. How can I help? Who else could help? What else could be done to help those who want to become active in…

Cops, Criminals and Citizens: Who do body cameras protect?

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   In the tangled aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri killing of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown by law enforcement, there has been a collective push by civil rights activists, citizens and law enforcement for the implementation of body cameras for police agencies across…

Man allegedly robbed after stopping to help motorist

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A man claims that he was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning after stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist on Hill Road in Lincoln County while on his way to work. After agreeing to let the man use his cell…

Probation search nets drug charges

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  Staff report   A Lincolnton man has been arrested on drug charges following a probation search at his home. On Thursday, narcotics officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and probation officers searched the home of James Allen Harris, 52, at 112 D Street. The search yielded more than…

Office move, budget on agenda for commissioners

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County manager Kelly Atkins said two separate special called meetings this week are a product of scheduling conflicts. It was announced on Thursday that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners would meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the possible relocation of…

State OKs West Lincoln liquor store

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Residents of western Lincoln County will no longer have to drive to Cherryville or make the trek to Lincolnton to legally purchase liquor. Last week, North Carolina’s ABC Board approved the store, which will be located at the intersection of Highway 27 West and…