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Beehives thrive in Lincoln County

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer On the second Thursday of each month, a group of Lincoln County residents, real estate agents, consultants, law enforcement officers and photographers meet in the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. They’re all members of an association devoted to the study of a living thing revered by ancient…

Duo nabbed for meth in buy-bust op

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Staff report A buy/bust operation that was executed Monday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators led to the arrests of two men the following morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, an undercover officer infiltrated an organization where Timothy Teen Gaddy was allegedly selling methamphetamine near…

Giving thanks for local veterans

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Rick Ramseur honored as county’s Man of the Year

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County has a new Man of the Year. Dr. Steve Austin announced Richard “Rick” Ramseur as the 2014 Lincoln County “Man of the Year” at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Nov. 20. “The Man of the Year is a devoted friend…

An Affection for Confection: Bavarian bakery opens doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The pretzel’s lineage can be traced to Germany. While the tasty, salted bread can be found in shopping malls and fairs across America, there is nothing in this world quite like the traditional Bavarian pretzel. Nobody knows this better than Sven Frischen-Nocher, 46, of Lincolnton, and…

DSS: Crisis funding may not last through winter

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With temperatures plummeting so early into the winter season, officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are concerned that federal funding for low-income residents will not meet the county’s needs. At a recent Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board meeting, DSS director Susan…

Three generations of Burris practice comes to an end

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Dr. Ray Burris has a firm handshake and a warm smile. Burris, 71, doesn’t look a day over 55, but is quick to communicate that he certainly is feeling his age these days. “You know, I really didn’t feel differently from one decade to the next,”…

Deputies: Woman drove through garage where man, children were hiding

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Staff report A Lincoln County woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a garage door where two small children and one man were hiding following a domestic dispute. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Baxter Deaton…

Hotel, large development planned for eastern Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eastern Lincoln County may soon have its very own hotel. Baylor Properties, Corp., a New York developer, is proposing the construction of a $16 million hotel as part of a planned 31-acre mixed-use community, known as Cottonwood Village, on South Little Egypt Road in Denver. According…

Big cat stalking livestock

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer While large, non-domestic cat sightings are reported across the state, it most often becomes a public concern when there is damage to property, animals or people. A recent scare for one Crouse resident provided a glimpse into the damage that can be done by a wild…