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New sewer plant process advances

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State officials last week issued comments on draft plans to build a new $22 million sewer plant in southeast Lincoln County, one of the remaining hurdles to building the much-anticipated project. North Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials issued three pages of corrections and clarifications for the plant plans, Lincoln…

Famous native leads all-star to Denver church

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Former Major League Baseball player Tony Cloninger may be one of the most famous people ever to call Lincoln County home. Because of Cloninger, one Denver church got the chance to host another well-known former professional baseball player: seven-time all-star Bobby Richardson. “Tony’s the one who gave us the idea,”…

Commissioners OK incentive package

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Commissioners approved a $40,000 incentive package Monday in hopes of luring a new industry to Lincoln County. Magnatech Inc. is considering setting up shop at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and investing nearly $2.5 million. The company would reportedly bring at least 20 jobs, which could eventually grow to 40,…

Mini-Cooper raffle planned for Sally’s Y

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The YMCA is giving away a MINI Cooper car to spur the last bit of giving needed to make Sally’s Y, the first such facility in east Lincoln County, a reality. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are being sold through www.sallysy.org at $100 each to benefit the building campaign for…

Firefighters urge residents to practice safety

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Lincoln County firefighters are urging residents to prepare for any fire-related situation. National Fire Prevention Week began Sunday and will conclude Saturday. This year’s theme, “Prevent Home Fires,” encourages households to have a “well-practiced plan in place for escaping home fires,” Bill Fortenberry, a captain in the Lincolnton Fire Department,…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should state officials have stayed on the case to figure out what caused the June 10 explosion of a charter yacht at Westport Marina?” Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Denver: “I think they should have continued investigating.” Ken Sipes, Denver: “It seems to me if the local folks don’t believe they have the…

Three men arrested in robbery

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Three men accused of robbing and beating a man face felony charges. According to authorities, a woman and three men went to the Ivey Church Road residence Friday where they allegedly hit the victim. When the victim got away, the suspects followed and two pulled out knives, Larry Seagle, public…

Community Calendar

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COMING UP n Voter registration: Don’t forget! Friday is the last day to register to vote. Registration forms must be postmarked by 5 p.m. The Shanklin Library and Denver Post Office carry forms, or they can be downloaded at www.lincolncounty.org. All forms must be mailed, not faxed or e-mailed. The…

Woman loses more than 200 pounds

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Elaine Rudisill weighed more than 400 pounds at her heaviest. Pictured left is Rudisill before she lost more than half her body weight. Pictured right is Rudisill after her weight loss. She now weighs 190 pounds and hopes to lose more so she can weigh less than her husband. Contributed…

Lincolnton man held in stabbing of wife

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A Lincolnton man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed his wife with a knife Friday evening. Authorities arrived at 417 Liberty St. around 6:30 p.m. after the victim called 9-1-1 asking for help. According to police reports, the suspect, Victor Manuel Ramos, 36, was discovered walking out of the…