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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 682-1213. Credit seminar The N.C. Cooperative is holding a free “Credit Cents” seminar…

Planning Board makes changes for new bank

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t appears some changes are coming to the eastern end of Lincolnton, as the Planning Board approved staff recommendations that will bring a new bank and new commercial entities to the area. At its Tuesday afternoon meeting, the board unanimously passed a motion to recommend rezoning three parcels of land…

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Marine commissioner seeks money for boater safety

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Lincoln County’s new marine commissioner has requested nearly $4,500 in additional funds to increase boater safety on Lake Norman. The move comes six months after Lincoln County Commissioners refused an identical request. If approved, it would bring Lincoln County’s total contribution level to $25,500, in line with Mecklenburg, Iredell and…

Woman charged in break-in

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Authorities arrested a woman Saturday after she allegedly broke into a residence while the victims were asleep inside. Rhonda Kay Pruitt, 32, Iron Station is charged with felonies for first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Permit received: Final hurdle cleared for new hospital

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Local hospital officials said they have cleared the final state hurdle to building a new $5 million medical facility in eastern Lincoln County. The 40,000 square-foot medical complex, dubbed Carolinas Medical Center-East Lincoln Medical Center, this January received a permit by the state certifying a need for the project. The…

Lincoln paramedic on road to recovery

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Lincoln County paramedic Ken Morrison is on the road to recovery after going into cardiac arrest Jan 25. Ted Mankowski, operations manager with Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services, says that Morrison was recently released from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. “He’s really doing great,” Mankowski said. “He’s at Carolinas Rehabilitation…

Family-friendly atmosphere at Beef O’Brady’s

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Specializing in sandwiches and chicken wings, Beef O’Brady’s recently opened its doors at Catawba Springs Promenade in Denver. “It’s a very family friendly business,” said Todd Stevermer, owner of the Denver restaurant. Beef O’Brady’s opened for business Jan. 8. “It’s been great so far,” he said. “We’ve gotten a pretty…

`Plan for planning’ given for N.C. 16

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Randy Williams, principal planner for Lincoln County, outlined steps for deciding the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor for the Board of Commissioners Monday night. Williams began with history; although several visioning plans have existed for old N.C. 16, few recommendations from those plans have been implemented. Now, Williams…