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Suspect description released in Lowesville drug store robbery

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Authorities are on the lookout for man accused of robbing an East Lincoln drug store Wednesday evening. The man entered the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, located at 108 N.C. 16 S., near Lowesville, around 5:30 p.m. and took about $280 from the cash register, Sheriff’s Detective Mark Stamey said. “The suspect may…

Crouse boy cast in movie

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A pint-sized, blue-eyed boy from Crouse will be starring in the Farrelly Brothers next movie. Landon Riddle, 5, traveled with his family to Atlanta on March 24 to film scenes of Hall Pass, which stars Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Jenna Fisher of The Office and Rob Moran of…

Church Activities

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THEOLOGY CLASSES The Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology is taking registrations for fall semester classes. For more information, call (704) 732-1131. HOLY WEEK SERVICES St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located 321 N. Cedar St., in Lincolnton, will hold a service with Solemn Collects at 7 p.m. this evening. The historic…

Around Town 4/2/2010

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OBSERVATORY The Lucile Miller Observatory, located at the Maiden Middle School campus on North C. Avenue, will observe the sky beginning 8 p.m. tonight. Visitors are encouraged to bring their telescopes. For more information, call Jeff Whisenant at (828) 850-6433. PANCAKE BENEFIT A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30-10:30…

Play has strong message for audience

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Johnsie Shores Sexton has directed her play Sorry I Never Knew You more times than she can count. She wrote the play 30 years ago. Since then, it has been performed regularly all over North Carolina. It’s been performed in the Andy Griffith Theater and on local television stations. For…

Senior cheerleaders have spirit

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The Red Hot Rockers aren’t your ordinary cheerleading team. “My name is Richard, and I’m 69. I want you to know, I’m still in my prime!” Richard Sides chants in one cheer. The senior cheerleaders are participate and promote Senior Games. The team was organized through the Lincoln Senior Center.…

Council hosts contest

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The 27th annual Flo Robinson Literary Competition’s deadline is April 10 for adult entries. Student entries must be submitted through participating schools. The competition is organized by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The trustees of Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize her lifelong interest in poetry and prose…

Restaurant hosts benefit to support anti-cancer effort

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Eating at Westlake Restaurant Monday will benefit the American Cancer Society. The Denver-based restaurant and East Lincoln Relay for Life’s Team Fishing for a Cure are hosting Cookin’ for the Cure from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Restaurant owners Gus and Sienna Beligrinis will donate all proceeds from that day…

Seniors’ creative work honored

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Lincoln County participants received a total of 35 medals at the Cleveland County SilverArts 2010 Awards Presentation March 26 at the Neal Senior Center in Shelby. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years…

Collecting items for Haiti

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