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Around Town 7/26/2004

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EAST LINCOLN HOME EDUCATORS MEETING An organizational meeting for the East Lincoln Home Educators will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beth Haven Baptist Church. Families interested in learning more about home schooling, as well as our local support group are welcome to attend. For more information call 704-483-6524.…

150 packages shipped to troops

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Soldiers with the Charlie Battery of the National Guard shouldn’t lack supplies. Members of the American Legion and the National Guard have been accepting donations of goods and money to make sure the Lincoln County reservists know people at home care. “I received two packages when I was in Vietnam,”…

Students warm up at band camp

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West students spend week at WCU campus Being at band camp means practicing music from dawn to dusk no matter how hot it is or how tired students get. “By the end of band camp you’re wishing that you didn’t do it,’ said Lee Waldroup, a sophomore. “Then at the…

Second arrest made in thefts

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A Charlotte man has been arrested and charged in connection with a multi-county theft ring centered in Denver. James Thomas Davis, 37, of 2711 Fairstone Avenue in Charlotte is charged with three counts felony possession of stolen goods, according to detectives Tim Johnson and Lee Keller with the Lincoln County…

Back-to-school shoppers swarm area stores

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In the past several weeks, area stores have filled with students and their parents searching for new clothes and school supplies. “It’s a constant struggle,” said Penny Hopper, the mother of three boys. “They want to go for the in style name brands whether they look good or not, and…

Look at Lincoln

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Look at Lincoln

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Bobby Costea Jr., a first-grader at Pumpkin Center Elementary School, rides the swings at the Carolina Shopping Center carnival held by Piedmont Companies. Donators of school supplies at the carnival are receiving free tickets to the rides. Joel Loftin / LTN Photo…

Around Town 7/23/2004

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CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING The Lincolnton area cancer support group co-sponsored by The American Cancer Society and Lincoln Medical Center will meet Tuesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. and is open to cancer patients, families and caregivers including all cancer…

Iraqi duties rotate local servicemen

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Trey Hyslop of Lincolnton, who serves in the first armored division of the Army, will return home from Iraq this afternoon. Contributed Photo Local serviceman Trey Hyslop’s family will meet him at the airport this afternoon. The reunion will mark his return home after 15 months overseas. Meanwhile, Jeff Wilson’s…

Freight train crashes into truck

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CROUSE — A freight train traveling through Crouse Thursday struck one of its company’s own trucks as a crew was working on the tracks. Neither the driver nor the passenger of the truck was injured, officials said. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a crew with CSX was…