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Denver Days back for 15th year in East Lincoln

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer For the past 15 years, the Denver Rotary Club has organized Denver Days, a family-friendly festival with rides, food and music as a means to raise money for construction and improvements to East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park. This year, Denver Days will run for three…

Around Town— 9-20-17

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THURSDAY Cancer Sreening The Levine Cancer Institute -Lincoln will host a free high risk prostate cancer screening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.. You must pre-register for this event by calling 980-389-0017 or email LCIOutreach@CarolinasHealthCare.org.…

Criminal Charges— 9-20-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Vonda Dawson, 51, of 4875 Yoder Rd. in Crouse was charged Sept. 11 with two counts each of failure to appear. Donald Anthony Moses, 55, of 182 Woodwind Rd. in Mooresville was charged Sept. 11 with one count each of assault…

Pickleball takes over Lincoln County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A new craze with a funny name has Lincoln County residents of all ages swarming to the William M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park to get their pickleball fix. Pickleball, while a relatively new phenomenon locally, has been in existence for over 50…

Apple Queen celebrates Cuban heritage

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The past two years have been a whirlwind of change for Apple Queen Ana Acela Pérez Ochoa. From living in Cuba, where she was a student at the Vocational School of Arts in Matanzas, to relocating to the United States and becoming a student at…

Saine, Curtis appointed to chair oversight committees

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The North Carolina General Assembly may be out of session until October, but the state’s elected officials will soon begin meeting on various interim committees to evaluate the state government. Legislators assigned to these oversight committees will hear presentations from experts on topics that are relevant…

New Lincoln County Schools superintendent details plan for first months

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer At the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education held Tuesday, newly hired superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow presented her entry plan for her first 100 days. Morrow said this plan would allow her to establish goals and have specific activities to build relationships…

Apple Festival brings thousands to Lincolnton

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer By many accounts, the 2017 Lincoln County Apple Festival hosted a record-breaking crowd. Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton executive director Brett Hicks said he checked in with most of the downtown merchants throughout the day and they said they had a lot of traffic and…

Democrats Brown, Queen enter race for Congress

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Two Democrats have announced their intent to seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 to serve the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. If elected, David Brown, a McAdenville resident, or Ken Queen, who resides in Forest City, would become the first Democrat…

Lincoln County library discussions on county agenda

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hear a report from the Lincoln County Library Board of Trustees during tonight’s regular monthly meeting. Earlier this year, Kimberly Bolan and Associates — a library consulting firm — completed an in-depth study of the county’s libraries and offered…