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Community comes together to help Denver family

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “She has fight in her,” Nikki Shipp said of her 3-year-old daughter Gigi Mrozek. While Gigi laughs and plays like most other toddlers, she says very few words and cannot walk. Since she was 6 months old, her parents, who live in Denver, noticed their…

The perfect way to spend a morning

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City Council to hear permit request to convert warehouse space into brewery

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   An applicant’s request to convert existing warehouse space into a brewery will be considered by the Lincolnton City Council Thursday night. Lincolnton Business Center is seeking a conditional-use permit to use a portion of property, located on the south side of Motz Avenue, across from…

McHenry opposed to Syria strike

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  Staff report     Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) voiced his opposition to military strikes against Syria in a press release on Tuesday. “After reviewing the evidence and plan presented by the Administration, I do not believe there is a compelling national interest or clear mission for our engagement in…

Deputies charge Maiden woman with Christian Ministry break-ins

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  Suspect in theft of over $1,000 of clothing still at large JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged a Maiden woman, who remains at-large, with breaking into East Lincoln Christian Ministry late last month, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sarah Elizabeth Leatherman, 44, is accused of breaking into the…

Bluegrass picking on Coot Williams Road

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Initiative aims to serve local small businesses

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new initiative of the Lincoln Economic Development Association aims to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The Lincoln Entrepreneur Growth Group (LEGG), an advisory network made up of service professionals from government, nonprofit, business and educational organizations, is hoping to support and aide…

Officers use Taser to stop suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies Tasered a man in the leg after they said he failed to comply with officers’ orders early Thursday morning outside an eastern Lincoln County restaurant. An individual at Twin Oaks Bar and Grill in Denver contacted deputies shortly after 12 a.m. after discovering a…

Deputies: Man sold pot in parking lot

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   County narcotics investigators handcuffed a Lincolnton man accused of selling marijuana in the parking lot of a city convenience store. Deputies said they spotted Gary Francis Stroman, of 418 South Flint Street in Lincolnton, make a hand-to-hand transaction Thursday outside the Little Market Basket, located…

Time for a cut at Trim Barbershop

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