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Family donates ‘Hager House’ to ensure preservation

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A nearly 140-year-old home in Lincoln County was donated to Preservation North Carolina to ensure that the home’s historic integrity would remain intact. The home, located at 134 Nellie Circle in Stanley, was built in the 1880’s by J.P. Hager, a farmer. The home served as…

Lawsuit filed over LGBT ordinance repeal

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Four left-leaning civil rights groups, two transgender residents and a lesbian law professor wasted little time Monday in challenging North Carolina’s freshly passed House Bill 2. The group is suing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the University of North Carolina after…

Large shopping center proposed for Denver

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer  A Charlotte developer has submitted a request to Lincoln County officials to construct a 90,000-square-foot commercial development on the east side of Highway 16 Business in Denver. Cambridge Properties plans to turn 15.3 acres of land 1,000 feet north of Highway 73 into a 50,000-square-foot grocery…

Ceremony to honor Lincoln County Vietnam War veterans

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Ray Trevino remembers stepping off the plane expecting thank yous for a necessary service. In 1969 San Francisco, that appreciation never came. While Trevino anticipated a welcome home from a country with a long history of military pride, Vietnam protesters carried frustrations with national leaders over…

Lincolnton Fire Department begins training for new hires

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Led by Assistant Chief Brent Smith, the Lincolnton Fire Department has begun the process of training three new full-time hires for the department. While each employee is certified by the state of North Carolina, the department is providing additional training that will also provide familiarity with…

Foothills Interfaith Assembly brings religions together

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Almost a year after harsh comments caused them to form, a local interfaith group continues to hold session. The Foothills Interfaith Assembly came into existence with some simple guidelines. There would be no cursing, belittling others, proselytizing or promoting violence, and the group’s goal was to…

Former Bad Company singer to headline Hog Happenin’

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The 16th annual Hog Happenin’ event in downtown Lincolnton will be rocking, as Lincolnton’s Downtown Development Association has announced the appearance of former Bad Company frontman Brian Howe and his band as the headlining entertainment for the event. Howe currently tours under the name “Bad Company…

Hickory Grove man proposes UDO changes

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A Hickory Grove resident will present Lincoln County commissioners with a series of unified development ordinance amendments next month, presumably in an effort to make it tougher for noisy racetracks to be approved near his neighborhood. Clint Hennessee, one of the more vocal voices in his…

NLHS chorus, drama teacher Aubrey Bridges relishes new role

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Aubrey Bridges took over the chorus and drama programs at North Lincoln High School last fall, she was assuming a role that was held by a retiring and respected educator in Lincoln County, Joanna Underwood. Bridges, 28, was making the move from Iron Station Elementary,…

Shuford hopes judicial experience pays off in November

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Cases quickly paraded through a second-floor Lincoln County courtroom on Thursday, giving Judge Meredith Shuford a rare short day. About 50 cases in total were heard, and the entire criminal docket was completed sometime before lunch. Violations included possession of drugs, driving while impaired and breaking…