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Lincoln views new law to cut false alarms

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Sheriff’s deputies spent approximately 1,190 hours and 14 minutes last year responding to false burglar alarms at residences and businesses countywide. But a new law in the works supported by law enforcement and some Chamber of Commerce members could soon change that by possibly fining for repeat false alarms. Burglar…

Grill is sign that struggle leads to good

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Kiki Kaloudis, co-owner of Everest Grill, says the restaurant is a reminder that a struggle can lead to success. Kaloudis, along with her husband Peter and brother-in law Gus Spirou, opened Everest Grill in 2003. “After my husband was laid off from his previous job, we thought that we should…

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…

Around Town 2/11/2008

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FLUTE CONCERT The flutist Galen will perform and lecture at 12 noon and perform with his band at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Center Cafeteria, Dallas Campus. The evening concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (704) 922-6200. AARP MEETING Lincoln County AARP Chapter…

For author, writing is a release

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Daemeon Night wasn’t always a writer. In fact, he wasn’t always Daemeon Night. The 25-year-old Lincoln County native was born Brian Riley. He adopted Daemeon Night as a pen name when he wrote “And So it Begins,” a fantasy fiction novel he recently had published. And Night says he’s just…

Daugherty looks back after one year as Lincoln sheriff

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A month after Tim Daugherty became sheriff, Deputy Lawana Morton was fatally shot in her Iron Station home. “It’s a huge burden to ask your people to go out and put their lives on the line,” he said. As he sat behind a wooden desk, Daugherty pondered his biggest accomplishment…

Rotary recognizes essay winners

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Three Lincoln County sixth-graders were recognized at last week’s Lincolnton Rotary meeting for their award-winning essays. Ben Sprinkle, Olivia Sain and Tanner Reynolds were recognized for their entries in the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation Essay Contest, which Rotary has sponsored for 30 years. “The main purpose,” Rick McSwain, director…

DDA hands out recognition awards

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The Downtown Development Association presented its annual Main Street Gala and Better Downtown Awards Friday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center. A number of local residents and businesses were honored at the event, which is designed to recognize individuals and companies that have made positive contributions to the life of…

Price Is Right

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Klein schedules town meeting

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Commissioner Jim Klein will be holding a town hall meeting 7 p.m. Monday at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. “I’ve been thinking about the notion of a town hall meeting for a time,” Klein said Tuesday. Klein said none of the citizens he asked could remember having anything like a…