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A sandwich and a plane ticket

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Family combines love of food, travel in new Denver restaurant ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eastern Lincoln County has acquired a new culinary gem, an eatery that fuses the adventures of travel exploration with sweet and savory meals. Located at 2495 North Highway 16, Sweet Destinations: A Travel Café operates primarily…

Officers, advocates attend conference on crimes against kids

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Local child advocates and law enforcement are now better armed for the fight in online crimes against children after spending Aug. 11-14 in Dallas, Texas at the annual Crimes Against Children conference. Attending the conference from Lincoln County were Sherry Reinhardt, executive director of the Lincoln…

Deputies: Thieves hit tobacco stores

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating break-ins at two separate tobacco outlets in Denver that occurred within 30 minutes of each other on Tuesday. Thieves gained access to Tobacco and Beer Outlet at 3598 N. North Carolina Highway 16 and Denver Smokes at 120 S.…

Nonprofit offers funds for home rehabs

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may soon have the opportunity to get $45,000 to rehabilitate their homes. Through a grant from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and distributed by the non-profit organization Community Link, prospective families may qualify for assistance to make their homes more energy efficient, make…

SC deputy cleared in shooting of Lincolnton man

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Staff report Prosecutors announced Thursday that the South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old Lincolnton man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during a traffic stop will not be charged.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division received a letter from Solicitor Kevin Brackett stating…

Tucker’s Grove brings back good memories

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Young, old share faith at camp meeting ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Report The Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting kicked off on Friday evening with the Blessing of the Grounds. One by one, the tents that dot the grounds began to light up with residents. According to Louis McClain, chairman of the camp…

Cycle shop owner to host benefit for mother battling ovarian cancer

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Keith Isenberg knows a thing or two about winning a race. The owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, Isenberg understands full well that to beat the odds and come out on top, it takes hard work and dedication. When his…

Lincoln Charter School students head back to school today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents and students alike lined up around Lincoln Charter School on Monday morning as the 2014-2015 school year officially began. With all of the changes being made to the internal and external structure of the school, Lincolnton campus principal Rachael Greer is more than ready to…

Teachers protest education policy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local teachers and their supporters joined forces Wednesday at the county’s courthouse as part of a statewide silent protest against facets of North Carolina’s public education policy. According to Lincoln County chapter president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, Dana Avery, chapters of the NCAE…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting begins today

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