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Two charged in connection with deadly shootout

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Staff report Two people were arrested on Monday in connection with a deadly shootout in Lincolnton on May 6. Terry Lamont Moore, 43, of Raleigh, and Vickie Asbury Currence, 52, of Arrowhead Circle in Gastonia, are accused of going to a home on Painter Lane in Lincolnton on May 6…

Project by former students donates thousands of books to Union Elementary

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A tidal wave of books recently landed in a classroom at Union Elementary School. So many books came in that the overflow is going to other schools in Lincoln County. These books arrived at the school just in time for summer reading thanks to the…

Developer wants to add nearly 250 homes in East Lincoln

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department has scheduled a community involvement meeting regarding yet another proposed subdivision in Denver. M/I Homes of Charlotte is requesting the rezoning of 108 acres from transitional residential to planned development residential to permit a subdivision with 237 single-family detached…

Lincolnton to honor World War II veterans during Fourth of July parade

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A float dedicated to World War II veterans will make its debut next month at the annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Lincolnton. “What we’re hoping to do this year is to draw a much larger group of World War II veterans,” Lincolnton Parade Committee…

LCCADV continues to serve domestic violence survivors

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer While domestic violence is often thought to be just against women, it may be surprising to some to know that statistics show that one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime, according to…

Lincoln County seniors graduate

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools system held graduation ceremonies for all four high schools Friday evening. A total of 831 students graduated, according to information provided by LCS. Of those students, 219 graduated from East Lincoln High School, 185 from Lincolnton High School, 229 from North…

Battle of Ramsour’s Mill re-enactment commemorates Revolutionary War

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Visitors to what is normally a quiet area around three Lincoln County schools were transported back to the colonial era, specifically June 1780, over the weekend at the annual Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Commemoration and Re-enactment. A well-attended but solemn wreath laying ceremony was held…

Nic Haag announces campaign for NC House nomination

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Denver resident Nic Haag has announced his intent to campaign for the election of Lincoln County’s next representative in the North Carolina House. Haag, who campaigned unsuccessfully for a state Senate seat as a Libertarian candidate last year, is now seeking the Republican nomination for NC…

Lincolnton felon charged with selling meth

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman has been charged with selling meth. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Jonita Travis Cornwell, 37, of Louise Avenue, sold methamphetamine in Crouse and southern Lincoln County. She was arrested on Thursday, accused of selling drugs to undercover detectives over a four-month period. Cornwell, already…

Lincoln County Community Foundation awards record funding

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $30,000 in grant money to be distributed among 15 local nonprofit organizations whose support ranges from area children to environmental protection. An affiliate of Foundation for the Carolinas, LCCF has totaled more than $140,000 worth of grant funding…