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Denver attorney stole $1.5 million

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Denver attorney Peter Capece has admitted to misappropriating a $1.5 million trust that was tucked into investment funds by the late Fritz Detmers, of Denver. Detmers died in 2009 at the age of 78. A probate hearing in Lincolnton on Monday did not produce any conclusions…

Student inspires peers to raise funds for wheelchair

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Fundraising campaign working toward $35,000 goal PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A Lincolnton High School student described as “the happiest young man you could ever meet” has received the support of his peers, teachers, surrounding communities and even cyberspace. Oscar Martinez, 22, has cerebral palsy and is part of the special…

Sen. Curtis: McCrory’s veto of SB2 disappoints

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed Senate Bill 2 on Thursday, at least temporarily putting on hold legislation that would enable county magistrates and employees of the Register of Deeds to recuse themselves from performing marriage ceremonies because of religious objections. The bill was approved 67-43…

Judge rules in county’s favor on solar farm

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Lincoln County and its Board of Commissioners, for now putting an end to Gary, Virginia and Timothy Dellinger’s request to put a 36-acre Strata Solar solar-panel farm on their property near the Sailview neighborhood in Denver. In…

Hog Happenin’ celebrates No. 15

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer     One of Lincolnton’s signature annual events will kick off on Friday and continue through Saturday when the 15th annual Hog Happenin’ takes over downtown for two days. “For many years, I have enjoyed Hog Happenin’ and the excitement it brings to downtown,” city manager…

Senior Lincoln Charter School Eagles leave the nest

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Downtown park gets closer to reality

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When the City of Lincolnton purchased the old depot plot on Poplar Street for $120,000 in February, it was first thought that the park could be up and running by August. City Council members have confirmed that this target date may be hopefully optimistic. “Our biggest…

Keep on Rocking: Lincolnton woman transforms property

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Treks to mountains yield stones for backyard designs PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Just a short drive off of Highway 150 in Lincolnton, there’s a sanctuary that can be found nestled on a plot of land in a lightly wooded area. The sanctuary wasn’t man made. It was made by one…

Deputies: Woman sold fake methamphetamine

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman is facing felony drug charges after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies allegedly made undercover drug buys from her and later searched her residence. Kimberly Lynn Bivens, 40, of 1231 Betterbrook Lane, was charged with three felony counts, one each of possession with the intent to…

Library celebrates 90 years

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Scores of Lincoln County citizens stopped by the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton on Thursday, helping to celebrate its 90th birthday by eating cake, taking note of exhibits set up for the occasion and mingling with library staff. A giant cake was prepared for the…