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Around Town 12/29/2006

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GOSPEL SINGING Plains View Baptist Church, Fallston, will be having a New Year’s eve gospel concert starting 8 p.m. and running until midnight. The group, Providence, which hails from Shelby, will be singing. All are welcome. MIDNIGHT SERVICES Howards Creek Baptist Church will hold Midnight Services from 8 p.m. –…

Obituaries 12/29/2006

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Alta Brackett Alta “Pat” Carpenter Brackett, 84, of Lincolnton died Dec. 26, 2006. Funeral service was Thursday at David Memorial Baptist Church. Burial followed at Hollybrook Cemetery. She was a native of Texas. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Carpenter of Long Shoals; three grandchildren, Tommy Perry, Johnny “Butch” Perry and…

Man missing following dash into nearby woods

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DENVER – Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are searching a two-square-mile area for Jimreco Anderson, 23, who was last seen running into the woods on McIntosh Road and N.C. 16 at around 6 p.m. Thursday. According to public information officer Larry Seagle, Anderson’s family reported him missing around…

This is the year that was — And what a year it’s been!

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(Left photo) 2006 was a very “industrious” year as new ground was literally broken a number of times as new major industries announced they were building facilities at the industrial park and existing businesses there unveiled expansion plans. Executives from Brazilian-based Sabo, county commissioners and other delegates broke ground at…

Possible burglary ring?

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Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office want help from residents concerning an ongoing investigation into a rash of burglaries. The burglaries are occurring across York, S.C. and Lincoln, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties. “They’re hitting all around, but the MO [modus operandi] is all the same,” said Detective Lt. Hal…

Quick thinking saves a man not breathing

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Mark Stamey, running errands on his day off from his job as a K-9 officer with Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, was traveling towards Wal-Mart on Tuesday when he witnessed an accident involving five cars at the stoplight in front of World Wide Imports on Generals Boulevard. “The accident happened…

West Lincoln High School winners

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Union VFD provided a merry Christmas for area children

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With the help of the Union Fire Department, children in the west Lincoln area received bicycles for Christmas. Fire fighters donated bicycles to families through the Bikes-for-Tykes program, which began at the Hickory Fire Department. “We’ve been doing it since back in the ’70s,” said Captain Gary Stevenson with the…

Burn victim has merry Christmas

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In July, Colton Adams, 1, suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to his face after he was involved in a kitchen accident involving bacon grease. “I can’t think of a worse hell than watching that baby – it was like watching his face melt,” said Marla Adams, Colton’s mother, who…

New Chamber chairman is ready for 2007 challenges

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Life for Denver businessman Jack Funk recently got a little busier. Besides running two businesses – A-2-Z Promotional Products and A-2-Z Solutions in Denver – being an active member of Lakeshore Church and president of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club, Funk can now add another duty to his list of…