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Wine, coffee and spirits arrive at Denver eatery

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As any successful business owner can attest, there is risk involved with any new venture. Keys to success lie in the research and location. DJ’s Wine and Coffeehouse has realized both, as time spent developing a business plan for the Denver area and nailing down a…

‘Price is Right’ benefit coming back to downtown

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Fundraiser for Coalition Against Child Abuse enters 9th year PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the ninth year in a row, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center will hold its “Price is Right” themed event, as a platform to raise money for the organization. “This community…

Mayes to speak at McKendree UMC

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Local broadcasting legend Doug Mayes will make a public appearance on Sunday as a guest speaker at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. The North Carolina Broadcasting Hall of Famer, World War II Veteran, Grand Ole Opry performer and past president of the Oasis Shriners will…

Two nabbed for probation violations

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Staff report Two people have been arrested for probation violations following a joint effort of Lincoln County and Catawba County deputies and state probation and parole officers on Wednesday. Probation and parole had received information about the whereabouts of Thomas Harrison Andrew Ford and Megan Ann Cooke, according to a…

Deputies warn against scam

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to continue to be alert for ongoing telephone scams. On Wednesday, a resident of the 4200 block of John Ritchie Road in Lincolnton reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she got a phone call from a female stating she was…

Obituaries — 2-6-15

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Wanda Lee ‘Granny’ Fulks Burcham CROUSE — Wanda Lee “Granny” Fulks Burcham, age 89, of 1206 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse, died on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Stanley…

Around Town — 2-6-15

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SATURDAY Spaghetti dinner West Lincoln High School band will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Daniel’s Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Dine in or carry out. Dinner Springs East Church of God, at 687 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton will host a chili or…

Students shine in essay contest

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Pedestrian hit by van

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Staff report An 18-year-old Lincolnton man was struck and injured by a minivan just outside of Lincolnton on Highway 27 West on Thursday. His injuries were not life threatening, troopers said. Trooper C. Locklear with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Jordon Queen, of Lincolnton, was walking to a grocery…

Business Spotlight: Lail Electric Services

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer For more than 75 years, Lail Electric Services (LES) has been turning on the lights in Lincoln County and across the Southeast. LES is commercial and industrial electrical contractor licensed in seven states, from West Virginia to Alabama. The company is currently contracted to wire the…