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We’re glad you’re here and reading our abbreviated online edition of news@norman. But we really want you to read our print edition, and that’s why we distribute thousands of them throughout the community each week. Because our advertisers pay our bills (and their ads are in our print edition), we are  limiting  the availability of […]

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 not expected to set any records. As election day nears, voter registration numbers in Lincoln County may be telling a story about voter dissatisfaction with politicians, the political process and what the future may hold […]

Zickefoose to retire early in wake of contract probe

KEN H. FORTENBERRY publisher@newsatnorman.com On the heels of a hush-hush school board investigation, the man at the center of numerous county school district financial controversies during the past two years is taking early retirement. Assistant superintendent for finance Steven B. Zickefoose, 58, will retire on June 30, ending 24 years with Lincoln County Schools. Zickefoose […]

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 granddaughter.   On April 9 deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4400 block of Catawba-Burris Road in connection with possible fraud.  The victim told deputies that someone called the residence and portrayed themselves […]

Cops seek help in identifying indecent exposure suspect

  Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the person suspected of indecent exposure at the Arby’s drive-thru on Highway 73, Denver.   The individual placed an order at the drive-thru shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 and drove to the window to pick up the order.  The white male […]

Citizen complains about dangerous water runoff on Hwy. 16

Drivers have been griping among themselves for years about poor drainage along parts of Business Highway 16 and the resulting hydroplaning and safety issues it causes.   Westport resident Rudy Bauer took it a step further Monday night and told county commissioners “the water has got to be stopped.”   After heavy rainfall Sunday night […]

Early-morning robber takes with cash from Walmart

   Lincoln County officers are investigating the theft of a bag of money from the Denver Walmart early Monday morning and believe the robbery may be linked to a theft earlier at a Walmart in Mecklenburg County.   Around 2:55 a.m. a Walmart employee was walking back to the cash register from a break when […]

Community complaints lead to drug arrest in Denver

Friday, April 4, 2014   Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested a Charlotte man and confiscated drugs and a stolen gun at a Denver residence Thursday night.  Following up on complaints from the community, narcotics officers went to a residence on Fay Jones Road where there was suspected drug activity.  During a search of the […]

Deputy dragged by suspected drunk driver’s vehicle

 A Lincoln County deputy was dragged about 40 feet by a suspect’s vehicle Monday night after the driver refused to exit his car when ordered by the officer. The deputy, who was traveling Highway 73, noticed a vehicle that failed to stop for a solid red traffic light at the four lane Highway 16 and […]

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