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Four hurt in crash involving cruiser

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Four were injured, including two teenagers, in a Lincoln County accident Tuesday evening following a near head-on collision with a Cherryville police cruiser an hour earlier. Around 7:49 p.m., Brandon Darty, 24, crossed the yellow line on Delview Road and nearly struck Officer Dell Garren’s patrol car, Lt. Mike Allred…

Around Town 12/5/2007

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CONGRESSMAN McHENRY’S STAFF HOLD MEETING WITH PUBLIC A representative for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10th District) will meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at 115 W. Main Street in the county commissioners’ chambers of the James Warren Lincoln County Citizens Center. Josh Stapleton, Regional Staff Assistant…

Council celebrates the arts

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will celebrate both the arts and Christmas Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets to Celebration of the Arts, a gala benefiting the organization, are $10. The event will include a silent art auction, heavy hors d’oeurves, a complimentary beer or wine, a cash…

Posters promoting peace

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Lincolnton Relay for Life starts early

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Despite the fact it’s still 2007, the 2008 Lincolnton Relay for Life is officially in full swing. A kickoff celebration was held Tuesday night at Main Street Cafй in downtown Lincolnton. Team captains dropped in for coffee, treats and team packets. “This is an easy way to talk to everyone,”…

Sewer plant upgraded

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Lincoln County can now pump nearly a million gallons of water more per day than a week ago, while permits for a new sewer plant may soon be in the pipeline. Public Utilities Director Steve Gilbert said Tuesday the county last week completed an upgrade to the county’s water plant,…

Passion revs up to award-winning career

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Growing up on the east side of Detroit, Matt Agosta developed a love for cars. Now a resident of Denver, Agosta has parlayed his childhood passion into a thriving – and award-winning career. As CEO of Steele Rubber Products, Agosta was one of seven men in the aftermarket auto parts…

Byrum quits lake marine commission

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Mac Byrum, who represented Lincoln County on the Lake Norman Marine Commission, announced his resignation last week. According to Byrum, his resignation came on the heels of the Lincoln County and Catawba County Commissioners’ recent decision to reduce funding to the group. Each county reduced the LNMC’s funding by $4,150.…

Amy’s House fund raiser brings in $8,000 at gala

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Supporters of Amy’s House dressed up in formal attire to eat, drink and make merry at a fund raiser gala on Saturday night. The $50-a-ticket, invite-only event took place at the Crow House in Pumpkin Center. Approximately 100 people attended and $8,000 was raised. “We get no tax dollars. We…

Lincoln students receive titles, represent schools at pageant

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For four young ladies in Lincoln County, the common little girls’ dream of being a princess is, nominally at least, a reality. McKenzie Canaday, Anna Jackson, Lori Mauney and Neely Reid were named Carrousel Princesses of Lincolnton, North Lincoln, West Lincoln and East Lincoln High Schools, respectively. The girls responsibilities…