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Coalition Against Child Abuse honors local supporters

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse recognized a number of city and county workers, government entities and one church for working alongside the nonprofit last year. Joyce Dorsey, an employee with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Lincoln County office, and recipient of the…

Deputies investigating more vehicle break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Since last month, nearly 100 vehicles in Lincoln County have been targeted by thieves, investigators said, including more than 30 this week. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are once again at work looking into cases of vehicle break-ins involving unlocked vehicles.…

Builder set to open city showroom

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      ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Ingle Builders will host their grand opening today to celebrate the opening of their downtown Lincolnton design center and showroom. President and founder Mark Ingle began the business back in 1986. “My interest in carpentry and construction started back when I was at…

Man whose daughter, nephew died in building accident arrested for drugs

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  Arwood   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley man, who had manslaughter charges dropped against him last year in the death of his daughter and nephew, was arrested on drug charges on Wednesday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said deputies approached Jordan Keeley Arwood’s vehicle around 2:30 a.m.…

Police: Man reports robbery after money taken during drug deal

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  Froneberger   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An eastern Lincoln County man who told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday later admitted his money was taken during a planned drug deal. Timothy Paul Froneberger, of 8794 Hagars Ferry Road in Denver, called police just before 5 p.m.…

Main Street business shut down for gas leak

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Employees evacuated a downtown Lincolnton store Tuesday morning after smelling natural gas, fire officials said. Individuals at Merle Norman, located on East Main Street, called 911 around 9:30 a.m. with report of a potential gas leak. According to Lincolnton Fire Department chief Mitch Burgin,…

Board approves two new building inspectors

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to approve two new building inspector positions. According to Director of Planning and Inspections Andrew Bryant, the inspectors currently on staff are struggling to meet the county’s rising inspection demands. Currently, each inspector averages 16.2 inspections…

Clerk, Board of Commissioners candidates voice views at forum

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents gathered at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver on Tuesday to participate in a candidate forum for the upcoming primary election. The forum, sponsored by the East Lincoln Betterment Association, featured the Republican candidates for the county’s Board of Commissioners and…

The toughest Easter Egg on the block

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West Lincoln senior headed to U.S. Air Force Academy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer West Lincoln High School senior Matthew Mault is one of 1,200 students from across the country that will begin their college undergraduate career with the United States Air Force Academy this fall. “Well, my granddad was in the Coast Guard, and he always talked about that…