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Around Town 2/23/2007

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DIVORCECARE Hull’s Grove Baptist Church in Vale will begin a “DivorceCare” group starting Sunday, March 11 that will meet from 3:45-5:30 p.m. for 13 weeks. DivorceCare is a Christ-centered divorce support recovery group that helps individuals who are going through separation or divorce. “DivorceCare For Kids,” a similar program for…

West Lincoln llamas ‘majestic’

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For almost 13 years, Ed and Kathy Jeranek have lived on a 95-acre plot of land in west Lincoln raising llamas. “It seems like a hundred sometimes,” Ed said. The couple read about raising llamas in Southern Living Magazine while living in Tega Cay, S.C. Interested, they clipped out the…

Book sale held for branch library

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The West Lincoln Library Auxiliary will hold a book sale March 17 with thousands of titles available. The sale will be held at Charles R. Jonas Library, located at 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Hardcover books will be $2 and paperbacks will be $1. There will also be audio-visual…

Mrs. USA’s mister to bike across country

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Since being named “Mrs. USA” last July, West Lincoln High School graduate Shannon Devine has traveled the country promoting organ donation awareness. Soon, her husband, Jason, will do his part for the cause – cycling from Oceana, Ca. to Atlantic City, N.J. with Ride Across America as part of Team…

Community reaches out to victim of fire

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Since Ralph Hull’s home on Cat Square Road burned down Valentine’s Day, local residents do not believe the outpour of support from across the county. The fire started around 4 a.m. Feb. 14 and firefighters believe it stemmed from a wood stove. Hull made it out of the home with…

Lincolnton’s Barry Matherly honored

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On Jan. 25, Barry Matherly was honored as a 2006 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Dinner in Morganton. He was selected for this special recognition by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton in appreciation of his exceptional contributions to the downtown revitalization process. Along…

Gold Star mothers

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Oratorical contestant

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Fees being considered for businesses re: false alarms

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With manpower shortages in county law enforcement in East Lincoln, there is a major problem plaguing the already over-worked officers in the east end. Burglar alarms. According to LCSO chief deputy Barry Taylor, burglar alarm calls are the number one call received through the communications center. “More than 95 percent…

Crime victims requesting magistrate for east Lincoln

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Ken and Barbara Phillips, owners of the Triangle Food Mart and Beach’s Grocery, say that larceny costs more to them than just items taken from the store — it costs time as well. “It takes all this time to drive to Lincolnton and get papers taken out at the magistrate’s…