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Men arrested on pot charges

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Staff report Anonymous tips led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Lincolnton on Thursday. Jamie Thorne Fox, 25, of 2631 Keener Road in Lincolnton, and Jonathan Kyle Hunt, 27, of 108 Luna Lane in Dallas, are accused of possessing 1.5 ounces of marijuana. Investigators went to…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Beth Hunter Marulanda

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After 40 years spent as an employee of the federal government’s Social Security division, Beth Hunter Marulanda, who is bilingual in Spanish and utilized those skills in her profession, has found herself dedicating more time to her passion for spinning pottery in her home. “I find…

Business Spotlight: Hoke Signs

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer Walking through the Hoke Signs and Graphic Design building on East Sumner Street is to be made aware of all the living, loving and fun that happens in Lincolnton. Part museum, part workspace, reclaimed signage from old institutions and established nonprofits live alongside prototypes and works-in-progress…

Criminal Charges ~ 2-20-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Helen Laverne Chandler, 50, of 521 North Carolina Ave. in Maiden was charged Feb. 17 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Marcos Angel Avila, 28, of 218 East End Ave. in Statesville was…

Two injured, 16 pets perish in Denver fire

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Two people sustained injuries and nine dogs and seven cats perished in a single-wide mobile home fire on Campground Road in Denver, at the intersection of Executive Circle, early Thursday morning. Denver Fire Department Engine 11 was first at the scene after receiving a call at…

Rising Sun Pottery carries torch of 200-year tradition

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Owner hopes to expand to accommodate growing business PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With each passing decade, pottery turning becomes richer with tradition within the Catawba Valley region. Many artists have traveled south to study the techniques and artistry of the pottery turners located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.…

SAGA Combat Systems offers free classes to law enforcement

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A martial arts program designed for Lincoln County law enforcement has been established by SAGA Combat Systems of Lincolnton. The acronym “SAGA” represents “Striking And Grappling Arts.” The school offers classes in karate, judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. “We wanted to come up with a way to…

Denver Christian Academy is ‘a dream realized’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For Dennis Zinchuck and Michael Kiser, the opening of the doors for Denver Christian Academy represents long hours of research, conversation and sleepless nights. The school, located in the previous location of Lincoln Charter School at 2243 Charter Lane off of Highway 16 in Denver, held…

Deputies: Man posed as officer

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Staff report A Vale man has been accused of pretending to be a law enforcement officer after threatening to arrest two people during a dispute at a gas station in western Lincoln County, according to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The Lincoln County Communications Center received an…

Ice mixed with snow can’t stop winter fun

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