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Vigil at Tucker’s Grove spreads message of love, unity

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A community vigil was held Sunday evening under the arbor at Tucker’s Grove Campground to remember the deadly confrontations that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia last week between white supremacists and counter-protestors. Organized by the Coalition of Churches, the vigil was well attended by those who…

Harvest Moon Grille keeping ‘farm to table’ local

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer It’s been three years since Harvest Moon Grille opened in Lincolnton. Prior to opening the restaurant in Lincolnton, owner and head chef Cassie Parsons operated first a food truck and then a restaurant in the Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte. Parsons admits that it was a…

New principal joins Asbury Academy

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A new principal will be greeting students at Asbury Academy in Lincolnton when the school year begins. Dr. Beth Penley is coming to Lincoln County Schools from the Iredell County school system. She started out her career as a school counselor. Most recently, she was…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting begins

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting opened Friday with a newly restored arbor. Beams were replaced, if necessary, with beams that are from a similar period of time and the roof was raised several feet higher so people will no longer have to duck when entering the…

United Way prepares for annual ‘Day of Action’

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The United Way of Lincoln County will hold its annual “Day of Action” on Aug. 24 at the Asbury Resource Center in Lincolnton. “This is a national day of caring,” United Way of Lincoln County Executive Director Kathy Vinzant said. “The United Way slogan is ‘live…

Deputies: Denver man admits to shooting ex-girlfriend in the face

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Staff report A Denver man is facing an attempted first degree murder charge after he allegedly shot a woman in the face Tuesday night. David Wayne Conn, 48, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend at his home at 5635 King Wilkinson Road in Denver. He is being held without bond.…

Pastors take a stand against racism, hate

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Area clergy took a stand in downtown Lincolnton on Tuesday morning, taking care to name what they were standing against – hate, violence, racism in all its forms, neo-Nazis, white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan. “Hate has no home here,” Donald Stroud, a retired…

LCAS to participate in ‘Clear the Shelters’ event

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County Animal Services will be waiving all adoption fees on Saturday for the third annual nationwide “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption drive. Clear the Shelters, started by NBC Universal in 2015, is a project where NBC and Telemundo stations team up with animal shelters across…

Chamber working to expand Vale Post Office

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has been working recently to obtain permission to either relocate the Vale Post Office or expand its existing location. There are a number of different committees within the local chamber that are dedicated to improving the quality of life and…

Deputies make arrest in convenience store robbery, one suspect at-large

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Hickory man in connection with a robbery on Monday at an Iron Station convenience store. Deputies said in a press release that Tyrone Matthew Rozzell, 46, was charged with one felony count of common law robbery in the case. He…