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Glimpse of summer brings locals to the river

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County woman scammed out of $5k

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  Staff report   An eastern Lincoln County woman was scammed out of $5,000, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies went to a residence on the 4400 block of Catawba-Burris Road in Denver on April 9 to investigate possible fraud. The victim said someone called her residence, claiming to…

Program shows benefits of pursuing education to students

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   West Lincoln High School students will receive a first-hand look at the financial benefits a college education can bring on Thursday. Through a partnership with State Farm and The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation, more than 1,000 students across North Carolina will board The Choice…

Deputies seeking suspect who exposed himself at Denver Arby’s

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    Staff report   Lincoln County deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify an individual they said exposed himself at the Arby’s drive-thru on Highway 73 in Denver on Feb. 18. They said the suspect placed an order shortly before 6 p.m., drove to the window to…

Meet the Candidate: David Carpenter

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  Sheriff David Carpenter   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   For the past 31 years, Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter has dedicated his life to law enforcement. “I knew I wanted to be in law enforcement when I was 10 years old,” Carpenter recalled. With that goal in mind, Carpenter…

Denver felon charged with crack possession

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  Summer Jones   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver woman found herself behind bars Thursday night after county narcotics officers said they uncovered a stash of cocaine and marijuana inside her residence. Deputies arrested Summer Demetrius Jones, 32, of 7046 Campground Road, around 9 p.m. following a six-month…

Fighting The Good Fight

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  Churches, Christian Ministry gain some ground in battle against local hunger JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Following more than a year of struggle, including a frequently depleted food pantry, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is finally seeing improvements in its food supply and daily operations, experiencing one blessing after…

Soil and Water District celebrates Earth Day

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Lincoln Natural Resources Committee partnered with Emmanuel Lutheran Church to host an Earth Day Celebration and Spring Fling Saturday morning. Earth Day is traditionally celebrated worldwide on April 22. However, Lincoln County Soil…

Dallas business moving into Carolina Mills building

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A North Carolina business is preparing to expand its production and operations to Lincolnton. Last Friday, R&R Powder Coatings, Inc. finalized its purchase of one of the former Carolina Mills buildings located on South Grove Street. According to the company’s website, R&R specializes in…

Serial toe sucker gets 60 days

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cabarrus County man admitted in a Lincoln County courtroom Thursday morning to sucking a woman’s toes inside a local Wal-Mart store before a judge sentenced him to two months behind bars. Michael Brown, 31, of Concord, apologized for his actions in district…