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Ex-football player finds new passion

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There was a time when Damien Forney was focused on one and only one thing: football. “I was always wanting to play football,” said Forney, who played at Lincolnton High School. After graduating in 2002, Forney attended Appalachian State University. He says he made the football team there and thought…

Extension hosts new workshop

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The Cooperative Extension is bringing in a little outside help for its Health Heart Series, which starts Tuesday. Melinda Houser, an extension agent, will teach two out of the three classes. Special guest Tone Duncan, who is originally from Japan, will teach the third class. “I’ll try to introduce some…

Scholarship honors Paul Rhyne

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has set up a scholarship fund in the name of the late Paul C. Rhyne, one of the founding members of the 35-year-old organization. “We thought it was a good way to honor Paul’s name and all the good things he did for the…

Five generations

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Crime Stoppers

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Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 if you have uinformation on the following criminal suspects. Michael Anthony Alvarez Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction for felony breaking or entering and felony possession of stolen goods. Male, born 2/10/89 Eyes,…

Woman faces charges of embezzling $15,400

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One person is charged in connection with the embezzlement of more than $15,000 from a Crouse business. Rhonda Faye Rodgers Reid, 49, Connelly Springs, was charged with felony embezzlement of $15,400 over a period of nine months, said Det. Don Mauldin of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Mauldin says that…

Around Town 2/1/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…

Woman charged in hit, run

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One local woman has been charged in an accident that killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning. Gracie Nicole White, 24, Vale, was charged with felony hit-and-run and driving with a revoked license, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. Around 1:25 a.m., White struck Jimmy Cornell Robinson, 49, Claremont, who was traveling…

Helping Hands celebrates fifth anniversary

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Dr. John T. Warlick III was honored with the Dr. Leary Reid Achievement Award for his service to the clinic. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Susie Burgess was named the Helping Hands Volunteer of the Year at a banquet held Thursday night, which also celebrated the clinic’s fifth anniversary. Chris…