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Couple busted in SWAT raid

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a drug raid at a home on Kent Street in Maiden on Wednesday and arrested a husband and wife on several felony charges. Narcotics agents seized several grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and weapons from the home at 4160 Kent…

Wine, coffee and spirits arrive at Denver eatery

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As any successful business owner can attest, there is risk involved with any new venture. Keys to success lie in the research and location. DJ’s Wine and Coffeehouse has realized both, as time spent developing a business plan for the Denver area and nailing down a…

‘Price is Right’ benefit coming back to downtown

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Fundraiser for Coalition Against Child Abuse enters 9th year PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the ninth year in a row, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center will hold its “Price is Right” themed event, as a platform to raise money for the organization. “This community…

Mayes to speak at McKendree UMC

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Local broadcasting legend Doug Mayes will make a public appearance on Sunday as a guest speaker at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. The North Carolina Broadcasting Hall of Famer, World War II Veteran, Grand Ole Opry performer and past president of the Oasis Shriners will…

Two nabbed for probation violations

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Staff report Two people have been arrested for probation violations following a joint effort of Lincoln County and Catawba County deputies and state probation and parole officers on Wednesday. Probation and parole had received information about the whereabouts of Thomas Harrison Andrew Ford and Megan Ann Cooke, according to a…

Deputies warn against scam

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to continue to be alert for ongoing telephone scams. On Wednesday, a resident of the 4200 block of John Ritchie Road in Lincolnton reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she got a phone call from a female stating she was…

LHS teacher a true ‘LifeChanger’

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Kathy Bosiak nominated for national award by colleague PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As an adult, many can recall an educator that made a difference in their life and helped to mold, shape and encourage, guide, lead and inspire. Lincolnton High School science department chair and teacher Kathy Bosiak fits the…

Rivercross gets closer to county’s approval

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Staff report A 116-acre retail and housing development proposed for Denver has passed another hurdle on its way to the county commissioners’ agenda. The county Planning Board voted on Monday to unanimously recommend commissioner approval for the Rivercross development, designed for 100,000 square feet of commercial space, 220 single-family homes,…

Mural to highlight historical significance for county

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Murals have donned walls and ceilings for as long as there have been people walking the earth. Whether etched, carved, scratched or painted, the bloodline of the art form is historically rich. From cave paintings in France to ancient Egyptian carvings to graffiti artists in New…

It’s Official: Earth moves at EL Rescue Squad Park

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Sen. Curtis: Groundbreaking a ‘great day’ for Lincoln County PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Rescue Squad Park in Denver is officially under construction. With monies obtained via a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant, the Denver Rotary Foundation, Lincoln Charter School, the Lincoln County Capital Improvement plan and Denver…