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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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Thieves steal from E. Lincoln Christian Ministry

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying two suspects whom the agency said broke into an eastern Lincoln County nonprofit on two separate occasions Monday morning, stealing nearly $1,200 in clothing items. Deputies said the incidents took place at 6:30…

Minister opens new performing arts center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One local music minister is celebrating the achievement of a life-long dream by opening his very own performing arts center this month in Lincolnton. Brian Jackson has always been intrigued by the arts, participating in musical theatre and songwriting since a young age, he said.…

A fireman’s best friend

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