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Sheriff attends training program

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently attended his third state Sheriffs’ Association’s Annual Training Conference since voters put him in office in December 2010. The 91st North Carolina training event for sheriffs took place the end of July in New Hanover County, the Sheriff’s Office…

Get your fried apple pies today

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Today kicks off the Lincoln County Extension and Community Association’s annual sale of fried apple pies, a fundraising tradition that dates back more than 30 years. Through Friday, the organization will be selling the pies for $2 each in the demonstration kitchen of the Citizens…

Former prosecutor’s wife gets 6 years for fraud

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The wife of a retired Lincoln County prosecutor received a six-year federal prison sentence Thursday for money laundering and health care fraud conspiracy, according to the United States District Attorney’s Office in North Carolina’s Western district. Federal officials said a judge sentenced Linda Smoot…

Man faces meth charges for second time in 2 months

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Maiden man is behind bars for the second time in two months for making methamphetamine after narcotics investigators located both lab remnants and precursors inside a Lincolnton residence Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested James Christopher Coleman, 42, of Bob…

Tuning up for the season

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SBA offers disaster loans in Lincoln

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln and surrounding counties that were impacted by the flash flooding on July 27 have received a disaster-loan declaration from the United States Small Business Administration, local officials announced Thursday. The declaration will allow those with property damage from the storms to apply for low-interest…

Register of Deeds puts records on the web

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents may now access all Register of Deeds books online, the office announced this week. The project has been ongoing for several years and has involved the scanning of all deed-book images, now available on the Lincoln County website (under the Register of…

Camp meeting caters to youth

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Organizers plan activities, games to keep kids engaged JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver residents Sunny Reeves and Julie Smith have been attending the Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting since birth. Now they both frequent the annual two-week spiritual revival with their husbands and children, hoping to make the experience as…

County gets update on impact from floods

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was briefed Monday evening by Interim County Manager Martha Lide on the impact of the recent flooding disaster in the area. An estimated 9 to 12 inches of rain fell the weekend of July 27 and 28, resulting in multiple…

Plans for new Dunkin’ Donuts, shooting range moving ahead

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Both a proposed indoor shooting range and a new Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Lincoln County received unanimous support Monday night from the Planning Board, which will now bring its recommendation on the zoning cases before the Board of Commissioners at its next meeting. While there were…