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Dellinger trial set for this month

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A well-known Lincoln County man will head to court this month for a crime committed more than four years ago. Gwynn Radeker, Lincoln County district attorney, says that the “trial for Tim Dellinger will be on the March 24 court calendar.” Dellinger, 47, Stanley, faces 18 felony counts of possession…

Senior guard says this year was her best

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Sonny Marthers, a former senior guard for the 2008 Southern Piedmont Conference champion Lady Mustangs, has improved her game over the years according to head coach Deidrea LeGrand. Marthers said she feels the same, saying she realized her senior year was her best since joining the team four years ago.…

Applications accepted for community grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation is looking for area non-profit organizations in need of $1,500. Applications are being accepted for its 2008 Competitive Grant Program. Money will be given to both “seed projects” and existing programs. “They obviously need to address a community need,” said Karen Coppadge, grants specialist for…

Coffee shop offers books, adds culture

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An old coffee shop recently got a facelift and has become a cultural hot spot in Denver. Cool Beans and Sweet Things, formally Sweet Things Coffee Shop, is no longer just a place to get a cup of coffee. “You can get coffee and desserts anywhere … it’s not a…

GOING HIGH FOR DIABETES CURE

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Children search through a table of ropes to find the right one to use for Jump for a Cure, a fundraiser held Sunday at Denver United Methodist Church. The event benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Parker Clay, 8, stops to look back at…

Jazz bands blossom at North Lincoln

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North Lincoln Middle and High School students have a unique opportunity: to be a part of the jazz band. Jerry Lowe, NLMS band director and director of the jazz bands, said students on middle and high school levels meet weekly after school. “The students learn basic styles of jazz,” Lowe…

Sheriff takes leadership class

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty recently graduated from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. He and 33 sheriffs from across the state completed a leadership training course March 7 at Duke University, said Edmond W. Caldwell Jr., executive vice president and general council for the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Daugherty…

Denver Baptist spreads gospel over Internet

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The Internet has put a lot of things at people’s fingertips, everything from shopping and music to news and television. One Denver church has added an item to that list: Sunday sermons. Denver Baptist Church has a Web site that allows individuals to not only download its Sunday services, but…

No one on school bus injured hurt in crash

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A Balls Creek Elementary School bus carrying several students was involved in a three-car collision Monday afternoon. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Bree Danielle Seery, 41, Catawba, was traveling south on Little Mountain Road when she failed to yield the right of way, said Sgt. B.K. Sharpe of the…

Charity wins in fishing tourney

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Photographs by Ron McCann, Lincoln Times-News Anglers awaited the start of the Jim Ledbetter Bass Tournament in cold, rainy and windy weather Saturday morning. Scott Hamrick, Denver, and Roger Pope, Statesville, took first place, winning the $30,000 Skeeter bass boat. Their haul totaled 18.63 pounds. In the adult-child division, Kevin…