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50th Reunion

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Around Town 12/24/2007

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CHRISTMAS SERVICE A drop-in Christmas Eve communion service will be tonight beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Crouse United Methodist Church, Old N.C. 150, Crouse. All are invited. For more information, call (704) 735-8629. NEW YEAR’S PARTY Holy Spirit Catholic Church will host a New Year’s Eve Party at 8 p.m.…

Lawing household has special furniture

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A lot of the furniture in Tony and Margaret Lawing’s Lincoln County home is special. It didn’t come from a furniture store, or even an antique store. It came from Tony Lawing’s workshop. “It’s just an interest,” said Lawing of the hobby that has filled up his house with handcrafted…

Three charged with conspiracy

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Three people were arrested Monday at a local store on charges of conspiracy, larceny and fraud. Lynette Hudson, 39, was charged with felonies for identity theft conspiracy, conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense and identity theft. Shawn Robinson, 30, and Everette Lee Hunt, 46, Charlotte, were charged with felonies…

Three hurt in accident

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Three people were sent to the hospital in a Thursday afternoon accident on East Main Street. Around 3:30 p.m. a 1987 Chevrolet driven by Samantha Chauntau Mooney, 20, Dallas, pulled in front of a 2007 Chevy truck traveling east, authorities said. Jose Antonio Mateo, 32, Texas, and passenger, Rita Mateo,…

Grand opening

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Commissioners OK emergency plan

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From manmade and natural disasters to pandemics and epidemics, county emergency responders have updated how they will handle a host of emergency scenarios if a catastrophe strikes locally. County Commissioners Monday adopted the plan. Funded with a $20,000 grant and nearly a year’s worth of work, the plan helps county…

Rescuers find missing man

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The search for a missing man who walked away from Boger City Rest Home midday Thursday came to an end around 1:30 a.m. today He was found unharmed. Rescue crews who had been searching for the man in his late 40s found the man on the way back to the…

Living the sweet life

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Patrick Duschel (above), owner of Creative Cakes in Lincolnton, works on the details on a school bus he made with two sheet cakes and buttercream frosting. Pictured below is a cake he made for a baby shower. Ron McCann / LTN Photo He agonizes over concepts, slaves away in the…

Software, Web design new business’ specialty

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Cobblesoft International owner Richard J. Stevenson sells his software to large corporations thousands of miles away from his new home in Lincolnton. West Virginia University and Cybershift Inc. are two big names that have benefited from his Helpdesk software. “I like designing solutions,” Stevenson said. “That’s what it boils down…