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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…

Look at Lincoln

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Seven-year-old Kate Beckman enjoys a scoop of ice cream from Leslie Killian at the Peach Stand in Denver. Cindy Kale / LTN Photo…

Around Town 7/9/2004

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CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnton campus. NL STUDENT PARKING PERMITS Student drivers who are attending North Lincoln High may purchase parking permits for the 2004-2005 school year according to the following schedule: July 14-15, Knight Pride members…

Creative juices flow at camp

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Stars are being born at the Lincoln County Cultural Theater. Drama camp students are learning the art of acting, improvisation and hitting someone in the face without hurting them. “When they come in they’re pretty hesitant and shy, but at the end of even the first day they come out…

Arrest made in theft ring

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Authorities have arrested a Stanley man in connection with a theft ring that goes back years and spans the state. Tim W. Dellinger, 43, of 7624 Oakview Lane is charged with 11 counts of felony possession of stolen property for his involvement in the case, which came to light July…

Threat prompts tougher sentence

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A Lincoln County man who had just been found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury got in more hot water Thursday when he threatened his victim as he left the courtroom. “He looked at me and said ‘You’re going to die,’” said Bryon Harding, the victim.…

Around Town 7/7/2004

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SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Senior Citizens Dance from 7 until 10 p.m. Friday at the Citizens Resource Center in Dallas. Doors open at 6:30, and the first 250 people present will be admitted. No one under the age of 55 will…