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Charlotte officer, West Lincoln grad speaks at MLK event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer “The kids are the future – we’re not going to be here very long and without the kids carrying on the torch, the tradition and true meaning of Dr. King it will be lost in generations to come,” Lincolnton Mayor Ed Hatley said during the…

Rock Springs Camp Ground seeking further preservation

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A proposal to extend the boundary of the Rock Springs Camp Ground National Register District will be presented during a public comment meeting hosted by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission today. The proposed boundary expansion is requesting that the National Register of Historic Places acknowledge…

New York couple begins work on historic East Lincoln home

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Andy and Laurie Morrison didn’t want a “cookie cutter” house. They wanted something with meaning and significance. Until they stumbled upon the Hager house in Stanley, they were not having any luck and thought that they wouldn’t be able to relocate from upstate New York…

‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ coming to Cultural Center

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer In “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” a comedic play written by playwright Katherine DiSavino, Sylvia Charles, also known as Nana, has been running an illegal boutique in her rent-controlled apartment. It was all going well until her granddaughter, Bridgett Charles, came to stay with her over the…

King’s life, legacy celebrated

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Community members gathered at a service honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The service, sponsored by the Coalition of Churches, was presided over by Rev. Stephen Wingate and Tucker’s Grove Gospel Voices provided music.…

Woman charged with jewelry theft

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Staff report A Denver woman has been charged in connection with the theft of diamond rings from a Lincolnton business. Walter Hugh Belfield of Mooresville reported on Jan. 6 that two diamond rings were stolen from the business he owns at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 150 east…

Stanley man wins ‘Best of Show’ in local photography contest

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The winners of the annual Arts Council of Lincoln County amateur photography competition were announced Friday evening at the exhibit’s opening reception. Michael Gaines took home two awards, including “Best of Show” honors for his image capturing city hall during a busy night in downtown Philadelphia.…

Lincolnton man charged with statutory rape

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Staff report A 24-year-old Lincolnton man has been arrested in connection with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Deputies said they first received a report about the case on Dec. 28 after responding to the CHS-Lincoln hospital in reference to a missing girl. During the investigation, deputies said they…

Committee calls for incorporation of Denver

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A committee that has spent the past year researching the specifics of incorporating Denver recently presented its findings to members of the East Lincoln Betterment Association. George Barr, a member of the committee and the outgoing president of ELBA, said the notion appeared to be well…

Two men die in West Lincoln car wreck

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Staff report Two men have died from injuries sustained in a car wreck on Wednesday in western Lincoln County. Jeremiah Adkins, 23, of Vale, and Demarius Hooper, 25, of Lincolnton, were in a vehicle traveling east on Highway 27 at a high rate of speed at around 8 p.m. when…

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