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Stone says she was set up in invasion

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Two months after being shot in a home invasion, Denver resident, Shelby Stone recalls the night she says changed her life. Four suspects entered her home on Bent Tree Lane around 11 p.m. Dec. 3. “When something like that happens, it takes away your sense of security,” Stone said. Minutes…

Calling all Vietnam veterans

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The Lincoln County Veterans Organization and the American Legion hope to honor Lincoln County Vietnam War veterans in May, but first they have to find them. The Lincoln County Vietnam Era Recognition Day will take place 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “What we’re going…

Whitesides has two different sides to show

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Lincolnton residents may have seen Scott Whitesides, an officer with the Lincolnton Police Department, patrolling downtown, looking for illegally parked cars. But every Sunday, the members of Iron Station Church of God get to see a much different side of Whitesides: the ministerial side. Whitesides, a Lincolnton native, has been…

Promoting peace, winning a prize

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East Lincoln biotech class first for county

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Biology teacher Leslie Benson brings something to East Lincoln High School that no school in Lincoln County has had before: biotechnology. Less than a month into the semester, students already have analyzed their own DNA from the insides of their cheeks and performed gel electrophoresis on bacterial DNA. Before performing…

Miss Mecklenburg

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Forney proves he’s more than football player

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Adrian Forney is the all-time leading rusher for the East Lincoln Mustangs. With more than 3,100 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns to his credit, his football legacy is secure. But every time he takes the court, he’s determined to prove he’s much more than just a running back. “Yeah, I…

Testing physical capabilities

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Matt Moses drags a dummy for a long distance.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you lower water and sewer fees to secure housing that won’t impact schools or commuter traffic? Priscilla Foley, Westport: “Yes, because the sewage and water fees are way too high.” David McCrostie, Denver: “Probably not. I understand that [Carolina Ridge] is a great project, but we have so many…

Fortenbery recovers from robbery and back surgery

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Around Christmas 2006, Bart Fortenbery’s plan of releasing a CD of his music was derailed when his Cherryville business, Apple Lane Music, was robbed. Now, a little more than a year later, Fortenbery’s plans are back on track and his CD has become a reality. “I’ve been working on it…