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East Lincoln park, SHEA Homes up for discussion at county meeting

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County commissioners and the Planning Board will meet tonight to discuss the fate of an active adult residential development in Denver. According to previous reports from the Times-News, SHEA Homes has spent the past few months working toward obtaining and rezoning 600 acres…

Agents nab heroin suspects at traffic stop

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  Kapusta and Czolba   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   County narcotics investigators arrested a Lincolnton man accused of trafficking heroin from Mecklenburg County to Lincoln and Catawba Counties over at least the last three months, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Drug officers apprehended the man during a traffic…

Job fair shows local students possibilities for the future

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Democrat files to run for Clerk of Court

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County Democrat Elaine N. Harmon announced her candidacy Friday for the position of Clerk of Superior Court for Lincoln County. After graduating from Lincolnton High School in 1965, she attended Gaston College and UNC-Charlotte.  Throughout her career, Harmon has had several opportunities to…

Rose garden supporters seek public’s help

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With more than 30 purple, yellow, red, pink and white rose bushes in full bloom for the city each spring, summer and fall, the Tracy Jenkins Memorial Rose Garden is a staple in the Lincolnton community. However, the beautiful buds are in need…

Cherryville finance director sentenced for embezzlement

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The City of Cherryville’s former finance director will spend two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $400,000 in city funds over a six-year period, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western district of North Carolina. A…

Extension offers local healthy living program

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Individuals living with chronic conditions now have another opportunity to learn how to best manage their symptoms. North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Senior Services will be hosting a “Living Healthy Program.” The six-week program was developed by Stanford University to help individuals with one…

Lincolnton man, 70, shot by cop

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An incident Tuesday in which a York County Sheriff’s deputy shot an unarmed Lincoln County man during a traffic stop near Clover serves as the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year, officials with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison (SLED) said. According…

Business booming for upscale Denver restaurant

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      ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past nine months, Lincoln County residents have flocked to one of Denver’s most popular dining experiences. Since its debut last May, Chillfire Bar and Grill has become a staple in East Lincoln cuisine. Restaurant partner Jim Morasso said the restaurant has…

Shelby man hospitalized after wreck on highway

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Shelby man was rushed to a Lincolnton hospital Thursday evening after his vehicle traveled down an embankment on N.C. 150 Bypass, troopers said. Michael Harris, 60, was traveling west down the area roadway when his white Honda Accord hit a fire hydrant and…