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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Voters increasingly choose ‘unaffiliated’ as their party of choice »


It’s been one of the quietest political seasons in many years, and voter turnout in the May 6 primary is…

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Zickefoose to retire early in wake of contract probe »

Superintendent Hoyle and Steve Zickefoose

KEN H. FORTENBERRY On the heels of a hush-hush school board investigation, the man at the center of numerous…

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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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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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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 Anna J. Fortenberry

That ‘last’ visit may really turn out to be your last visit

We all have losses in our lives – family members, friends, school mates. We are sad when it happens. As we get older, the losses seem to happen more and more. My family lost a very…

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Editor and Publisher

Let’s not bring back the bad ol’ days and the Good Ol’ Boys

Once there were four. Soon there may be none. For those of you who don’t remember the bad ol’ days when East Lincoln was under represented or not represented at all on the county commission, let…

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Lawmakers study food deserts? You gotta be kidding

 Good gracious. You are not going to believe this. As if politicians don’t already meddle more than enough in peoples’ lives, some members of the N.C. House of Representatives are going the extra mile in absurdity…

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Lady Mustangs capture track and field title

East Lincoln High School’s Lady Mustangs captured the SD7 Conference championship in track and field last week beating out defending champs Newton Conover and the rest of the field of West Lincoln, Bunker Hill, Bandys, Maiden,…

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John Dylan Ferguson

John Dylan Ferguson age 22, of 3848 Bryn Mar Lane in Denver died April 19, 2014. Dylan was born February 28, 1992 in Mecklenburg County. He was serving an apprenticeship as a stockbroker in financial advising.…

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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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Week of April 23, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 Covekeepers Meeting. 7 p.m. Rock Springs Nature Preserve. 6684 Pine Ridge Dr. just beyond Rock Spring Camp Ground. A glimpse of Denver’s new park facility. For more information, contact Ben Benoit (704-489-6249). SATURDAY,…

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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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