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Firefighters battle massive blaze in Denver

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A brush fire off of Deer Track Drive in eastern Lincoln County resulted in an East Lincoln plant being destroyed by fire on Sunday. Universal Rubber Products, just off of Highway 16, is located adjacent to Forest Oak Drive. The call initially came in to the…

Rebels bring home state wrestling title

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County native shoots movie in Lincolnton

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer In the last several years, Lincoln County has served as a location for several major film and television productions. Parts of “Max,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Banshee” and “Careful What You Wish For” were filmed here and featured recognizable locations such as the Lincolnton-Lincoln County airport, the Laboratory…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Kathryn Berkowitz

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Inspiration can come from any number of places. It can manifest itself through music, a physical location or a specific corner of your own mind. Beading artist Kathryn Berkowitz draws inspiration for her work through her faith and primarily visual color stimulation. “Much of my work…

Tax software causes DSS headaches

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer For a few weeks in January, people using Intuit’s TurboTax, a popular tax preparation software, to file their 2014 taxes, had the option to determine whether they qualify for financial assistance from the government. Once they completed their income tax return, they were provided with a…

Couple busted in SWAT raid

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a drug raid at a home on Kent Street in Maiden on Wednesday and arrested a husband and wife on several felony charges. Narcotics agents seized several grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and weapons from the home at 4160 Kent…

Wine, coffee and spirits arrive at Denver eatery

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As any successful business owner can attest, there is risk involved with any new venture. Keys to success lie in the research and location. DJ’s Wine and Coffeehouse has realized both, as time spent developing a business plan for the Denver area and nailing down a…

‘Price is Right’ benefit coming back to downtown

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Fundraiser for Coalition Against Child Abuse enters 9th year PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the ninth year in a row, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center will hold its “Price is Right” themed event, as a platform to raise money for the organization. “This community…

Mayes to speak at McKendree UMC

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Local broadcasting legend Doug Mayes will make a public appearance on Sunday as a guest speaker at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. The North Carolina Broadcasting Hall of Famer, World War II Veteran, Grand Ole Opry performer and past president of the Oasis Shriners will…

Two nabbed for probation violations

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Staff report Two people have been arrested for probation violations following a joint effort of Lincoln County and Catawba County deputies and state probation and parole officers on Wednesday. Probation and parole had received information about the whereabouts of Thomas Harrison Andrew Ford and Megan Ann Cooke, according to a…