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Kids make the most of snow day

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County to hear zoning requests

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning Board and County Commissioners will listen to various zoning requests during their Feb. 3 meeting. The first request, from SHEA Homes Limited Partnership, has created significant controversy in the Denver community. SHEA Homes is requesting a rezoning of approximately 600 acres from a…

Super Sunday hits close to home for local Seattle fans

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For two Lincolnton women, this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII football game will be at the top of their favorite moments list for 2014, since each considers herself the most faithful Seattle Seahawks fan. Both Kathy Vinzant, director of United Way of Lincoln County, and Cathy Davis,…

Fire destroys Denver home, kills dogs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver fire officials said a Charlotte firefighter driving through the area alerted a Lincoln County family that their house was on fire Wednesday morning after they failed to hear smoke detectors. The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. at 6676 Pine Ridge Drive, according to Denver…

New club stays true to country roots

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Todd Goodman has dreamed of opening a bar. Now, Goodman is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of his country themed bar this weekend. “I’ve been scared to open a bar, but since I’m getting older, I figured it…

Local contestants get ready for Senior Games

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Iron Station Thunder takes wins at competition

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County motorcycle shop Iron Station Thunder won third place overall and first place in its class at Florida Full Throttle Magazine’s Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational last weekend. The invitational drew an attendance of more than 30,000 people from across the country.…

Deputies investigating Vale store break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies remain on the hunt for two people accused of breaking into a western Lincoln County convenience store on Saturday and stealing cash, knives, cigarettes and other grocery items, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident took place around 4 a.m. at the Triple B One…

County gets light snow

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Officer Sain retires from Lincolnton police force

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Mark Sain completed a 25-year vocation in electrical wiring before opting to head for a “thin blue line” career, celebrating his retirement from the criminal justice field the end of this month. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department gathered to honor one of their own…