Area History Rev. Tony Matthews walks through what is likely to be a slave cemetery at Bethel UMC

Lincoln County slaves buried in unmarked graves in forgotten cemeteries »

3-15-14 KEN H. FORTENBERRY/   At the peak of slavery in North Carolina, more than 2,000 Lincoln County blacks lived in bondage, and their deaths- like their lives – are…

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Thomas Stacy's obituary in 1894 nespaper

Denver should have been named for man you’ve never heard about »

KEN H. FORTENBERRY   Thomas Franklin Stacy.   That’s a name you’ve probably never heard, but the writer of a 110-year-old newspaper obituary believed the man he was writing…

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Local News

Be wary of fake grandchildren; Denver woman scammed »


  A Denver woman has been scammed out $5,000 in a fradulent call in which someone claimed to be her…

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Cops seek help in identifying indecent exposure suspect »

Suspect drives this Ford F150

  Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the person suspected of indecent exposure at the…

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Citizen complains about dangerous water runoff on Hwy. 16 »

A tractor-trailer sloshes through water on Highway 16

Drivers have been griping among themselves for years about poor drainage along parts of Business Highway 16 and the resulting…

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The People of our Community

Sheriff’s office local supervisor Lt. Erin Long is county employee of the year »

County commission chairman Alex Patton presents award to Lt. Erin Long

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Erin Amanda Long has been named “Lincoln County Employee of the Year.”   She was presented the award by Lincoln County Commission Chairman Alex Patton at the Lincoln County 2013 Employee Appreciation Luncheon at the James W. Warren Citizens Center…

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Denver Places and Faces


SC earthquake rattles nerves in Denver area »


  On top of the most snowfall in a decade, Denver residents were shaken up about 10:23  p.m. Friday when a small earthquake was recorded…

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Anna's Column

Learning an important lesson from some ‘newcomers’

  And “a little child shall lead them.”   I passed by a father/daughter duo Saturday morning picking up trash as I  headed to the Denver Farmers Market.   I thought “Oh, that’s nice.  Must be…

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Editor and Publisher

The message was delivered, and the messenger lives on

Someone around here tried to kill the messenger last week and failed.   In this case, the “messenger” was news@norman, and although I’m not sure which message they wanted to hide from the public, my best guess…

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Local Editorials

Time to consider the transition to a countywide fire department

   Lincoln County taxpayers spend about $6.5 million a year to operate 11 fire departments across the county. In most cases, they do an exceptional job protecting lives and property and providing first-responder emergency medical services.…

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Friday night soccer tourney games canceled

The Friday night games for the 2014 Andy Kosmala Memorial Soccer Tournament have been canceled due to inclement weather.  The games for Saturday are still scheduled to take place.  North Lincoln High will take on South…

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Daniel Paul Cronin

Daniel P. Cronin   Daniel Paul “Dan” Cronin, 61, of Iron Station, died March 2, 2014.   He was born on March 5, 1952 in Corning, NY to the late Albert and Marion Cronin.  Dan was…

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Dollar Magic store opens on Hwy. 73

  Dollar Store Services recently announced the opening of Dollar Magic, a full-service, deep-discount retail store in Denver.   Locally owned and operated by Liqiu Taylor, Dollar Magic offers thousands of items in over 25 major…

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April 3-9, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 First Thursday Lunch.  Denver United Methodist Church.  11 a.m. to 1p.m.   The cost is a $7 donation.  3910 N. Hwy. 16. SATURDAY, APRIL 5  Spring Garage/Craft Sale at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club.…

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News Briefs

Campground Road to be closed for rail crossing repairs

If you travel on Campground Road, you’d better pay attention to this notice. On Thursday, April 17, the N.C. Department of Transportation will assist with closing Campground Road in Lincoln County while crews from CSX Railroad…

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Rock Springs Park to open April 27

County parks and recreation director Erma Deen Hoyle says that the Rock Springs Park off Campground Road will open April 27. Playground equipment will be delivered and installed next week, barring weather complications.  The park will…

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Commission candidate dies, name stays on ballot

  One of five Republican candidates for Lincoln County commission has died.   Mike Davis, a Crouse businessman, died Sunday.   Davis, who ran unsuccessfully in 2012, surprised a lot of people when he filed this year…

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