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WoodMill ready for another Grape Stomp

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Winery expects thousands of visitors to annual festival ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer WoodMill Winery is expecting to draw a crowd of thousands this weekend. For its ninth consecutive year, the winery will host its Annual Grape Stomp Festival. According to owner Larry Cagle, Jr., the festival first began as a…

New Habitat for Humanity director hopes to make a difference for families

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Terry Laney started with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer in 1996 after a tragedy struck his family. Six weeks after the death of his granddaughter, his wife started volunteering at a local Habitat for Humanity. Two weeks later, so did he. Four years after that,…

Commissioners drop gunfire discussion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners has opted to cease discussions regarding the recent controversy over gunfire restrictions related to the county’s noise ordinance. The board approved restricting gunfire noise during the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. at a previous meeting. However, residents in the…

State troopers investigating fatal hit-and-run

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The sky around the intersection of Highway 321 and Highway 127 were lit with flashing lights in the early morning hours on Monday, as the Highway Patrol was called to investigate the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian. Reported around 6:47 a.m., John Morrison, 35, of Mountain…

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…