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Faithful return to historic camp

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer George “Heck” McAlister and Kirby Dellinger met at the Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting more than half a century ago. During the 1940s, the campground served as a prowling location for the teenage pranksters and a spot for budding romance since both men met their future…

Jury: Hoffman guilty of bank robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A southeastern Lincoln County man has been convicted of robbing a Denver bank earlier this year. Sidney Noel Hoffman, 43, of 2310 Alexis-Lucia Rd. in Stanley, disguised himself with various clothing items in April and demanded money from a bank employee at First Citizens Bank, located…

Developer accused of plan to cut and run during public hearing

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Crosland Southeast’s request to rezone property in Catawba Springs Township and essentially put it in a holding pattern drew accusations that the company plans to “cut it up and run” during at public hearing at Monday’s Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. Austin Williams, a partner…

Military News — 8-8-12

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Terres retiring from career in Navy career A native of Lincolnton, Lieutenant Commander Kimball B. Terres enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1976. He completed basic training at Naval Training Center in Orlando and reported to his first sea duty command aboard USS America (CV 66). After leaving active duty…

Farm City Week observation set for next week

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KEVIN STARR Cooperative Extension Planning is almost complete for the 2012 Farm-City Week celebration in Lincoln County.  The Farm-City Week concept was developed by Kiwanis International in the 1950’s as a way to promote communication among rural and urban residents in communities across the nation. Cooperative Extension is again facilitating…

Around Town — 8-8-12

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Parkinson’s support A new Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for patients and caregivers will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. For more information, call (704) 297-0865. American Legion American Legion Post #30 will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Post home. Soil & Water awards Lincoln Soil…

Woman accused of break-in, theft

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 27-year-old Lincolnton woman is accused of stealing lottery tickets and cash from a city convenience store last week. Toni Danielle Sronce, of 162 Shell Street, broke into the A-1 Express Mart on East Main Street around 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to a police report. When…

Grant for $10K slated for Education Foundation

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Local business owner Joseph “Jody” Rhyne, of Rhyne Financial, along with a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (MassMutual) representative and Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools Sherry Hoyle, will be presenting a $10,000 grant to the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation as part of MassMutual’s Community Service Award…

Criminal charges — 8-8-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Niachece Tyrone Tucker, 18, of 6691 Denver Heights Cir. in Denver was charged Aug. 2 with two counts of failure to appear and one count of surrender of surety. No bond was set. Robert Wayne Ellis, 39, of 265 Campbell Ln.…

Obits – 8-8-12

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  Blanche Thornburg Beam CHERRYVILLE — Blanche Thornburg Beam, 94, of 111 Harrilson Rd., formerly of Hwy 274, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Carolina Care. Mrs. Beam was born on Jan. 5, 1918 in Gaston Co., a daughter of the late Frank and Lillian Dellinger Thornburg. She was a…