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Search for missing juvenile leads to meth labs

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County library system touts technology advances

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Public Library will now offer free wireless access to all patrons at its three libraries.  Officials said providing wireless access offers patrons another way of connecting to the internet and enables staff to assist patrons with downloading electronic materials provided through…

Friends, food and fellowship inspire new coffee shop owners

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While the down spiraling economy once delayed plans for local high school sweethearts Gideon and Christie Anthony to open a small-town retreat for music and coffee lovers, they finally celebrated the opening of their new business, F3, earlier this month. After opening the shop on Jan.…

Sheriff warns about traveling scammers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Irish Travelers, a group known for trying to scam people out of money and other property, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said, has come to the area. The law enforcement agency recently warned county residents to be on the lookout for members of the traveling…

Local girl to appear on national talk show

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One Lincoln County 11-year-old will be a television star today as she serves as a guest on an episode of the “Steve Harvey Show,” showing the nation how she raised more than $19,000 for a friend suffering from cancer. Raemy Wensil, of Iron Station, visited the…

Woman’s dream realized with scrapbooking, craft retreat house

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Cindy Gates has actively participated in the scrapbooking community. However, over the past few months, she has worked on taking her crafty hobby to the next level. With the help of her husband, Robert, the couple opened Crafting…

LHS teacher recognized by VFW

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Staff report Lincolnton High School honored one of its own before a basketball game Friday night. Varsity boys basketball head coach and U.S. History Teacher Bob Cowie was recognized as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Regional Teacher of the Year. According to the Veterans of Foreign Wars website, the organization…

Singer brings old-time tunes to Citizens Center

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Denver residents voice concerns about SHEA Homes development

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Denver residents met for a second time to learn more information regarding the construction of a new 600-acre adult living community near East Lincoln High School on Thursday, and some were skeptical about portions of the plan. SHEA Homes plans to build 1,650 units for an…

Grammy-winning artist coming to Citizens Center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Concert Association plans to bring four-time Grammy Award-winning musician and entertainer David Holt and his band the Lightning Bolts to the Citizens Center on Saturday. From television to radio to the movie screen — appearing as a musician in 2001’s Oscar-winning film “O,…