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Freedom Church youth believes in helping others

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While most kids are spending their summer vacations soaking up air conditioning as they lie on the couch watching TV, there’s a group of local teens who found a more productive way to spend at least a part of their summer. The youth from Freedom Church, a relatively new congregation…

Pacesetters strive for the cup

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The 10 organizations stepping up to the plate for this year’s United Way pacesetter campaign have something to strive for. During its kickoff breakfast Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, the non-profit unveiled its pacesetter cup, a trophy that will be bestowed upon the winning pacesetter. “We thought it would be…

Deputies recover stolen ring, jewelry

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Lincoln County deputies recovered a stolen Super Bowl Ring of a former Carolina Panther during an undercover operation. Deputies worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and charged Matthew John Dibruno, Iron Station with possessing stolen property. Officer purchased the ring in undercover sting. The Super Bowl ring belonged to former Carolina…

More charges filed against rape suspect

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located and apprehended a man wanted for two counts of statutory rape. Working on a tip, sheriff’s deputies found Dennis Richard McCurry, 37, of the 300 block of Lambs Way, Iron Station hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Country Club Road. Deputies Steve…

Playing bluegrass with the big boys

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When a 10-year-old boy sat in on a bluegrass-picking session at First United Methodist Church, his fellow players found it adorable. Ron Ballard, one of the organizers of the bluegrass jam session, thought “Great, we’ll have a kid with us today.” “It soon became apparent we had a bluegrass picker,”…

Fried pies soon available from ECA

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The aroma from the James W. Warren Citizens Center kitchen can transport people back to the days when life was simple and the best sweet from mom’s kitchen was a fried pie. The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will start selling fried pies August 13-17. Patrons may begin ordering…

Lincolnton opens backyards for National Night Out

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Siggy Hedewald serves up a healthy portion of his favorite German food to visitors during the National Night Out party in the Lithia Hills neighborhood. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Freezors full of different flavors of homemade ice cream awaited visitors to the National Night Out block party in Leewood…

Covekeepers are assigned specific areas of the Lake

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Covekeepers continue to keep Lake Norman clean. The Covekeepers invited the public and county officials to come out on their monthly patrol of Lake Norman last Thursday. Taking four boats out onto the lake, Covekeepers pointed out areas with good and poor buffer zones, low water levels, sedimentation, dredge material…

Denver Rotary Club intalls new officers

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The Denver-Lake Norman Rotary Club has installed new officers and directors for 2007-08. The club was chartered in October 1995 and currently has 53 members. Its goal is to support the needs of the local community and communities throughout the world. This year’s “Fall In Love With Art” Rotary event…

Around Town 8/8/2007

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SINGING Free Holiness Church of Vale will hold a singing Friday at 7 p.m. at Brookford Community Building. Singers include the Mullen Family, Gary Greene, Darrell McLeymore, and a Blue Grass group, The Followers. All proceeds go to the church. DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Poplar Springs AME Zion Church, 1205…