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McCrory: Alexander to take charge of Personnel

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A Lincoln County resident was among those named Thursday to Gov.-elect Pat McCrory’s administration. Neal Alexander of Denver will serve as the director of the State Office of Personnel. The announcement came at a press conference in Raleigh, during which the former Charlotte mayor filled out…

Luck runs out for Lincoln County sweepstakes centers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies said they cracked down this week on Internet video sweepstakes centers across the city and county following a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling last month that upheld the state’s ban on such businesses. The decision, which reversed an earlier appellate court’s ruling…

First baby of 2013

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Counting down the top stories of 2012

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  Each year at this time we look back on the top local stories of the previous 12 months and rank the top news-making items in Lincoln County over that period. We aren’t necessarily looking at the top single-day headlines, but at the news issues that repeatedly mattered throughout the…

Cliff avoided: Congress acts to stave off tax hikes

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Rep. McHenry among 167 dissenters in U.S. House   Staff and wire reports   WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination…

Shots fired in two incidents

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged two people in the last week in unrelated instances of domestic dispute involving gunshots fired, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers responded around 9:30 p.m. Monday to home on Sawdust Trail in Denver and arrested Gary Wayne Erricson, 46, for…

Blaze remains under investigation

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a blaze that gutted an abandoned home Monday morning on the county’s eastern end, firefighters said. Crews from East Lincoln, Denver and Huntersville Fire Departments responded to the home just after 7 a.m. and said they spotted…

New Year shooters

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New law offers convicts a shot at clean record

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  Sheriff says he thinks N.C. law to expunge records is good idea   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Thousands of convicts across the state now have a chance to have their criminal records expunged under a law that went into effect December 1, 2012, but a few stipulations are…

Wolves take Holiday Clash

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