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Lincolnton native shows moxie in music career

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Country music artist Tammie Davis has never backed down from a challenge or ignored the fine details in anything she has ever set out to accomplish. “I believe that attention to detail and discipline is what sets you apart from others. I learned that from the…

McHenry named vice chairman of committee

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Staff report Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) was named vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee by chairman Jeb Hensarling on Wednesday, according to a press release McHenry’s office issued Thursday. McHenry, who also serves as the chief deputy whip in the House, “led the committee’s efforts to investigate…

City moving forward with debt collection

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Collection efforts by the City of Lincolnton are proceeding in an attempt to collect $88,000 in debt by sewer customers on “Route 90.” “We are hoping that the state’s ‘debt set off program’ can resolve much of that debt as tax season approaches,” said city finance…

Man beaten with shotgun during home invasion

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a home invasion and assault that took place at a home on the county’s eastern end on Saturday. Deputies said the victim, Robert G. Sholette, II, was awakened in his home on Starboard Lane in Stanley shortly before midnight when a…

Public sounds off on Rivercross

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The community of Denver was well-represented Tuesday night as a second public meeting was held to discuss concerns over a proposed East Lincoln retail and residential development. Plans for Rivercross, a hulking mixed-use development was submitted to Lincoln County in April by Southeastern Land Development, LLC.…

Runaway teens located in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Staff report A Lincoln County teenager and his girlfriend, who were reported missing on Tuesday, have been located in South Carolina. Blake Gerardo Artavia, 16, a student at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus, and his girlfriend, Halla Jackson, 18, of Charlotte, were located in Myrtle Beach after a traffic stop…

LCSO shows solidarity with NYPD

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Man finds success in own resolve

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Van Vlack stays true to Marine Corps saying, ‘adapt and overcome.’ PHIL PERRY Staff Writer American screenwriter Joss Whedon once said, “Show a man peril and you will find out who he really is.” Mark Van Vlack, 35, is a man with a story. His story, like some, is rich…

Large Denver development to get another public meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A second community involvement meeting for Rivercross, a proposed mixed-use East Lincoln residential and retail development, is scheduled to take place Tuesday night. According to Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, Southeastern Land Development, LLC is requesting “the rezoning of 116 acres from B-N (Neighborhood Business)…

Curtis, Saine sworn in for new terms

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