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Business booming for upscale Denver restaurant

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      ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past nine months, Lincoln County residents have flocked to one of Denver’s most popular dining experiences. Since its debut last May, Chillfire Bar and Grill has become a staple in East Lincoln cuisine. Restaurant partner Jim Morasso said the restaurant has…

Shelby man hospitalized after wreck on highway

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Shelby man was rushed to a Lincolnton hospital Thursday evening after his vehicle traveled down an embankment on N.C. 150 Bypass, troopers said. Michael Harris, 60, was traveling west down the area roadway when his white Honda Accord hit a fire hydrant and…

Crooked Cherryville officers receive prison sentences

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The last three defendants in a Cherryville police scandal from 2012 were sentenced to prison today in federal court. Frankie Dellinger, 42, Wesley Clayton Golden, 41, and Mark Ray Hoyle, 40, will each spend at least the next year and a half behind bars…

Classic downtown building shows its face

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Area copper thieves hit foreclosed homes

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two recent break-ins at foreclosed Lincoln County residences are part of an ongoing trend among copper thieves to secure fast cash, deputies said. According to Sheriff’s Office reports, officers responded to two break-ins and thefts Saturday at homes on Palm Tree Church Road in…

Vale man charged for meth lab for second time in 3 months

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County narcotics investigators said they arrested a Vale man on meth charges for the second time since December on Tuesday. Drug unit deputies charged Carl Ray Davenport, 39, of 7156 Doyle Beam Memorial Road, with manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, after…

Students find school curriculum fair electrifying

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School Board to interview contractors for Asbury, East Lincoln field house

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Schools Building and Site Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss the proposals of four firms interested in working on the new Asbury School and the East Lincoln High School Field House. Associate Superintendent Matt Stover outlined the four proposals in…

Mayor announces Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week for city

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  Staff report   Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland issued a proclamation Monday declaring March 3-9 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Lincolnton. “We encourage anyone in our community who has multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available…

Take me out to the ballgame

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