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Suspects sought in homemade bomb attacks

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Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives are investigating four incidents at two homes where homemade chemical devices were thrown or placed on the victim’s porches. The “Drano bombs” were detonated between Oct. 18 and Saturday along N.C. 182, just southwest of Lincolnton. Larry Seagle, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said…

Board OKs development ordinance

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Lincoln County is poised to usher in the most sweeping changes to local land-use laws in decades. Planning Board members Monday unanimously recommended the adoption of a so-called Unified Development Ordinance, a major hurdled cleared after than a year in the works. County commissioners are now expected to hold a…

Construction starts on next leg of N.C. 16

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The clock officially began ticking last week on a project expected to bring dramatic transformation to east Lincoln County: paving the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16. Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. was awarded the new N.C. 16 contract by the state last month with a winning bid of…

New dumping at controversial site

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An illegal landfill in Denver that caught fire and was ordered closed in 2007 accepted several truckloads of debris last week without approval from state or local officials – a possible violation of state law. Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources have opened an investigation…

Question of the Week

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“What effect do you think early voting at the East Lincoln Community Center had on voter participation in east Lincoln County this election year?” Ben Murray, Denver: “I just finished voting early here. I don’t know what the impact will be yet. It was convenient. I think it should increase…

Coming Up

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n Dinner and the theater! Satisfy both your cultural and real appetite at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Come out for “Doc’s Holiday,” a dinner theater hosted by Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 years…

Consignment and specialty shop offers quality items

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Selling everything from custom jewelry to wedding dresses, Fran’s Consignment and Specialty Shop offers high-end products at a fraction of the cost. After her father became ill, Fran Pope said she needed a job that would allow her to work more flexible hours. In 1999, the consignment store opened for…

Area students collecting coats for those in need

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Area students are working to ensure everyone stays warm this winter. East Lincoln Middle School, along with the four county high schools, is sponsoring a coat drive in coordination with the United Way of Lincoln County. Coats will be collected through Nov. 13. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov.…

Program honors caregivers

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Present and past caregivers were honored Tuesday at Candlelight Reflections, which was presented by the Lincoln County Senior Center. “You feed them. You take care of them, but if you can bring a ray of hope in somebody’s life, you’re really doing the Lord’s work,” Doug Mayes, the event’s guest…

Professor presents program on Islam at Denver library

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On Monday, area residents will have the opportunity to educate themselves on a subject about which many may have misconceptions: the Islamic religion. Dr. Fasih Ahmed, a professor of sociology and social work at North Carolina A&T State University, will present a program on Islam at 6:30 p.m. at the…