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Soldier receives warm homecoming

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After being at war for the last six months, eastern Lincoln County resident Bradley Turner returned home Sunday to find nearly 150 friends and family members welcoming him at his home church, Friendly Chapel Baptist in Denver. “I never expected it to…

Dock explosion civil trial gets under way

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County civil trial may take weeks to reach a settlement, court officials said. The ongoing lawsuit is between the parents of a Denver teen who was killed in a 2008 yacht explosion and Petroleum Equipment & Services, Inc., the company who installed…

Local industries recognized for safety

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  Staff reports   Numerous local businesses were recognized by the state and North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry for their safe practices during 2012 in an awards banquet at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday. Over 40 different awards were handed out to businesses, several of which…

CMC receives childbirth certification

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently became the third hospital in North Carolina and across the nation to receive a specialized certification in childbirth, hospital officials said. In order to obtain the Disease-Specific Care Certification, one of at least 50 that the Joint Commission offers hospitals…

Troopers make arrest after high-speed chase

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County troopers said a Denver man led them on a high-speed vehicular chase through four counties Saturday morning. Michael Dean Holloway, 38, of 5632 American Way, failed to step out of his vehicle during a license check just after 1:30 a.m. on Campground…

Break-ins occur in Denver

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Thieves recently targeted numerous unlocked vehicles in eastern Lincoln County, stealing money, electronics and credit cards, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives believe the rash of incidents took place on Saturday, when victims reported leaving their vehicles unlocked, according to an agency press release. The…

Price is Right raises funds to fight child abuse

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McHenry talks jobs on Lincoln County visit

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  MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor   Lincolnton manufacturer Active Concepts and the Lincoln Economic Development Association both received visits from U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina‚Äôs 10th District, on Friday to talk about jobs and the state of the local economy. Active Concepts, on Technology Drive, specializes in the…

Denver chef to feature on Slovenian television show

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Denver resident Cassie Parsons will embark on a new journey next month, one made possible in large part by her homegrown success. The Upstate New York native, who moved to Lincoln County more than 10 years ago, is chef and owner of Harvest Moon…

Howland wins vocal competition

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