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Homeowner thwarts break-in by teens

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A homeowner took matters into his own hands Monday when he found his home broken into. Wayne Brocuglio walked in on several teenagers that had broken into his home, said Det. Charles McGinley of the Lincolnton Police Department. George Michael Castro, 18, Douglas David Solis, 17, and a 15-year-old juvenile…

Boger City honors firefighters

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Are there too many unsightly signs in eastern Lincoln County? Joanna Foley, Denver: “No. I don’t notice any, I guess. The ones I see are fine. Nothing bothers me.” Karen Backer, Westport: “I think we could do a better job of that. I don’t think it makes it look like…

Around Town 2/6/2008

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ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office by March 1. The award recognizes Gaston College employees who have made a significant contribution to the educational success of students, and who have demonstrated a love for lifelong…

COMING UP

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n Hello, Mr. Smith: N.C. Sen. Fred Smith (R-12) will be stumping with local GOP groups from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Safari Miles in Denver as part of his run for the governor’s seat this year. n Meet Jim Klein: County Commissioner Jim Klein will hold…

Workshop series focuses on sustainable agriculture

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Area farmers and gardeners met for four Cooperative Extension classes with one focus – to learn about sustainable agriculture and in turn help the environment and their business. “Really part of the goal of this series was to strengthen the farmers markets in the area, to give our growers more…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Vocal competition applications open

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Those wanting to compete in the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition, which will be held in March at the Lincoln Cultural Center, still have a few days to send in their applications. Singers ages 18-40 can download applications from www.heafnerwilliamsvocalcompetition.com. The deadline is Saturday. “It’s an excellent experience,” said Carolyn Heafner, who…

Local artist’s opening draws interest

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The work of local artist Don Olsen is proving so popular, organizers of his upcoming art opening are insisting people RSVP by Monday. “He’s a great wood turner,” said Jason Harpe, director of the Lincoln County Historical Association and one of the event’s organizers. “The guy’s work is phenomenal and…

Gatlin gets scholarship at district band clinic

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Instrumentalists from Lincoln County high schools recently participated in the All-District Band clinic and concert, and Beth Gatlin of North Lincoln High School was awarded the prestigious Howren Scholarship. The scholarship will provide Gatlin full tuition to the month-long Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University this summer. North Lincoln…