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Public sounds off on Rivercross

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The community of Denver was well-represented Tuesday night as a second public meeting was held to discuss concerns over a proposed East Lincoln retail and residential development. Plans for Rivercross, a hulking mixed-use development was submitted to Lincoln County in April by Southeastern Land Development, LLC.…

Runaway teens located in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Staff report A Lincoln County teenager and his girlfriend, who were reported missing on Tuesday, have been located in South Carolina. Blake Gerardo Artavia, 16, a student at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus, and his girlfriend, Halla Jackson, 18, of Charlotte, were located in Myrtle Beach after a traffic stop…

LCSO shows solidarity with NYPD

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Man finds success in own resolve

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Van Vlack stays true to Marine Corps saying, ‘adapt and overcome.’ PHIL PERRY Staff Writer American screenwriter Joss Whedon once said, “Show a man peril and you will find out who he really is.” Mark Van Vlack, 35, is a man with a story. His story, like some, is rich…

Large Denver development to get another public meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A second community involvement meeting for Rivercross, a proposed mixed-use East Lincoln residential and retail development, is scheduled to take place Tuesday night. According to Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, Southeastern Land Development, LLC is requesting “the rezoning of 116 acres from B-N (Neighborhood Business)…

Curtis, Saine sworn in for new terms

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Catawba Springs student wins county spelling bee

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Stolen trail camera sent back photos of suspects

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Staff report More than two dozen calls to law enforcement resulted in the arrest of two Lincolnton men accused of stealing a pair of trail cameras from a Lincolnton property. Billy Ray Green, Jr., 29, of 305 Elizabeth Avenue, and Scottie Andrew Brooks, 33, of 828 Hoffman Road, were charged…

Eaddy on sewer debtors: ‘Cut them off’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer If one of Lincolnton’s city councilmen has his way, delinquent sewer customers on “Route 90” will soon have their service cut off. The hitch to that plan is that those city sewer customers live outside the city limits, are served by the county for water and…

Local man given state’s highest honor

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