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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Around Town 3/21/2008

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REUNION The 20th Employees Reunion of the Carlton Yarn Mill and SCT will be held at 5 p.m. March 27 at DJ’s Restaurant in Cherryville. All employees are invited. For more information, call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 435-6182. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday…

Breaking Ground

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Grand Opening

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Gone fishin`

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Those searching for peace, quiet and a healthy dinner need look no further than Rainbow Trout Pond in west Lincoln. “I enjoy it, and I enjoy the people, and if they enjoy it, well I’m happy,” said Carroll Johnson of his new business venture. The pond is located on Johnson’s…

$10 weight management program open to public

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 15-week program Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less does not promise any quick fixes or miracle cures. Instead, it offers practical advice in a supportive environment. “You have to make changes. You have to exercise. You have to eat healthy,” said Melinda Houser, an extension…

Easter egg hunt at Betty G. Ross Park an annual tradition

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The Easter Bunny plans to hide more than 2,000 eggs in Betty G. Ross Park this Saturday, and it’s up to the children of Lincolnton to find them. “You have anywhere from say 75 to 100 kids running around, and it’s just like one massive search,” said Nathan Eurey, program…

ShoreLine Business
Lighting store opens location in Cramerton

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Finding that perfect piece of lighting has never been easier at Westport Lighting Inc. The Denver-based business specializes in a large selection of indoor and outdoor lighting for the home, said Jennifer Barnette, co-owner of Westport Lighting Inc. Barnett, a resident of McAdenville, says that “a friendship” got her into…

Linc Home Meals thanks 300 helpers with banquet

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Linc Home Meals honored its 300 volunteers with a banquet Tuesday. “I appreciate it,” said Mitzi Williams, Linc Home Meals coordinator, to the crowd at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I appreciate everything you do.” Linc Home Meals, which is part of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, serves 125…

ShoreLine Education
Rock Springs third-graders are authors

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Crystal Beam’s third-graders at Rock Springs Elementary recently became published authors. Beam said she found a children’s publishing company online called “Student Treasures.” She chose the kit she wanted to use with her class, and the company gave her a publication date. Two to three weeks after the children sent…