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Woman’s dream realized with scrapbooking, craft retreat house

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Cindy Gates has actively participated in the scrapbooking community. However, over the past few months, she has worked on taking her crafty hobby to the next level. With the help of her husband, Robert, the couple opened Crafting…

LHS teacher recognized by VFW

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Staff report Lincolnton High School honored one of its own before a basketball game Friday night. Varsity boys basketball head coach and U.S. History Teacher Bob Cowie was recognized as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Regional Teacher of the Year. According to the Veterans of Foreign Wars website, the organization…

Singer brings old-time tunes to Citizens Center

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Denver residents voice concerns about SHEA Homes development

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Denver residents met for a second time to learn more information regarding the construction of a new 600-acre adult living community near East Lincoln High School on Thursday, and some were skeptical about portions of the plan. SHEA Homes plans to build 1,650 units for an…

Grammy-winning artist coming to Citizens Center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Concert Association plans to bring four-time Grammy Award-winning musician and entertainer David Holt and his band the Lightning Bolts to the Citizens Center on Saturday. From television to radio to the movie screen — appearing as a musician in 2001’s Oscar-winning film “O,…

Narcs nab Denver man with heroin

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Contributed The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says narcotics officers seized over 50 bags of heroin (pictured above) after stopping Nicholas Moore on Highway 16 on Tuesday. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County man is accused of possessing more than 50 bags of heroin inside his vehicle Tuesday night,…

Vendors combat human trafficking

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Local vendors will be raising money this weekend in Denver to promote awareness and end human trafficking both locally and globally. January is also Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to justice.gov, The United States Department of Justice defines human trafficking as “the act of compelling or…

County Extension’s Pie Day a hit

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Make Lincoln County No Kill forms nonprofit

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local grassroots group aimed at making the Lincoln County Animal Shelter a no-kill facility recently started a nonprofit to further its cause in both reducing the shelter’s homeless animal population and increasing adoption numbers. “We are doing all the steps of the no-kill equation,” Jena…

Veteran servant takes over at city HR department

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s new Director of Human Resources is a well-versed public servant of the city. Tanya Osborne began her position as Human Resources Director on Dec. 31 of this past year. Having worked at City Hall for the past 13 years, Osborne is no newcomer to the…