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Sally’s YMCA launches program to benefit local charities

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Sally’s YMCA in Denver has launched its Spring Cleaning for a Cause initiative to benefit several Lincoln County charities. “We got the idea when the executive director of the East Lincoln Christian Ministry came to talk to us about the need in the community,” said Alisha…

Mechanic charged with car theft, ripping off customers

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with not performing work on cars that he was paid to do and with stealing a car. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Tyler Lee Gragg, 24, of Lineberger Road, is accused of stealing his grandfather’s truck and taking money up front…

Around Town — 4-5-17

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TODAY Lent series First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton will host their 2017 Community Lenten Series with luncheon at noon with worship from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. with Rev. Michael Collins. WEDNESDAY Blood drive Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln, located at 433 McAlister Rd.…

Criminal Charges — 4-5-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Swandy A. Ramirez Turcios, 25, of 1841 Beth Haven Church Rd. in Denver was charged Mar. 31 with one count of assault on a female. A $7,500 bond was set. Jean Braddock Little, 69, of 6443 Bentwood Ln. in Denver was…

Deputies ask for public’s help to find missing woman

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UPDATED: The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a new release issued Tuesday evening that Coffey had been located.    Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman missing from eastern Lincoln County. Deputies were dispatched to the 4400 block of Greenfield Court…

Home for disabled veteran being built in Denver

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A disabled veteran and his or her family will soon have a new place to call home in Lincoln County. A ceremony was held on Friday to commemorate the third house built by Purple Heart Homes. Volunteers from a team of first responders from the…

Local legislators react to HB2 repeal

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that repeals House Bill 2. The vote — 32-16 in the Senate and 70-48 in the House, both in favor of repealing — closes the chapter on the controversial law, which required transgender people to use the bathroom…

Lincoln Theatre Guild hosts first ‘Youth Actors Guild’

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln Theatre Guild is in the midst of its first Youth Actors Guild, which began on March 18 and will run for six weeks. This new program was added as a means to reach out to the youth in the community. “We really thought…

Commissioners approve new West Lincoln library

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during a special called budget work session on Friday to approve a contract that will result in a new West Lincoln library facility. Loretta Beam, a Lincoln County resident, has agreed to donate 35 acres of land near…

Lincolnton teen accused of leading deputies on chase

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Staff report A 16-year-old Lincolnton resident is accused of leading deputies on a car chase on Thursday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the chase began on Ritchie Road at around 9 p.m. According to a press release, deputies went to a home on Ritchie Road to investigate a call…