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Around Town 7/14/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., will have Vacation Bible School Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23 from 6:30 until 8:30 each night. The kick-off which includes registration will be Sunday, July 18 at 6 p.m. All ages are invited. For more information call 704-435-6934.…

Lincoln Storekeeper honored

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Gail Kraig Beal followed policies, she treated people as she wanted to be treated, and she has succeeded for it. The North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores names her 2004 Store Manager of the Year. Her company, Avery Companies, nominated her. She won over 3,684 other entries. “To think that…

Masked-man wanted for armed robbery in Crouse

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a Crouse convenience store that occurred Friday night. The robbery happened at Crouse Mini Mart, 2863 W. N.C. 150, according to a report from Lt. Ronnie Matthews, Detective Lester White and Detective Tim Johnson. A clerk there told authorities…

Arrest made in multiple car thefts

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A Cherryville man was arrested last week on charges stemming from motor vehicle thefts here and in other jurisdictions. Jonathan Stephen Price, 22, of 1409 E. Church St. in Cherryville was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle by Lincolnton Police. Police say Price allegedly test drove 1998 Jeep Grand…

Look at Lincoln

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The family of Brenda and Harvey Auton of Lincolnton were winners in WBTV’s “Weather in your Neighborhood” contest. Meteorologist Al Conklin broadcast the weather from a party in the Auton’s backyard on June 24. The event was catered by Sagebrush Steakhouse and Bruster’s Ice Cream. Contributed Photo…

Around Town 7/12/2004

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GOSPEL EXPLOSION The Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will present a gospel explosion at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Warren Citizens Center. The cost is $10 and doors open at 3:30. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets can be obtained from church members. A special gift will…

Boger City firefighters test skills in practice burn

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Volunteer firefighters from Boger City battled a blaze in an abandoned house on Friday night. After putting out the fire, the firefighters put hay in the building and started a new one as part of a training exercise. “This is not something they get to do everyday,” said Kevin Newell,…

Art draws attention to bad curve

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Rachel Watkins, an artist, stands beside the protest signs she put up in her yard. She hopes the signs and art of mannequins covered in paint will encourage the Department of Transportation to do something about a traffic problem. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo People speeding down N.C. 18 may…

Heritage of local black community to be documented

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A local project is seeking to capture and preserve the history of African Americans in Lincoln County, and organizers say they need your help. The Lincoln County Voices Oral History Project aims to document and preserve the rich history and heritage of the African American community by collecting personal histories…

Wreck cuts power lines

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A tractor-trailer driver had to be airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center Saturday following a wreck in Boger City. Randy Dean Green of 287 Hamby Mountain Road in Puryear was driving a tractor trailer west on East Main Street near Lithia Inn Road, according to police reports. A car driven by…