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Officials enter warrant, boy ‘flees’ to Costa Rica

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A detective with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has entered a 16-year-old wanted on the national registry for sex offenses. Officials believe the wanted suspect fled to Costa Rica. Detective Don Mauldin said he received the report from the Department of Social Services about the alleged sex offense on June…

Wexford House Luau

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Vacation Bible School brings the children to church

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SHERRILLS FORD — Most of the time, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church is a typical church: sanctuary, Sunday school classrooms, Christian life center. But last week, it was transformed into “Galilee by the Sea,” complete with a Biblical marketplace and tents to house the 12 tribes of Israel. “It’s different…

Brighter Birthdays takes the cake

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Marlie Antonic has made it her goal to ensure all local children get a chance to blow out the candles and make a wish, one cake at a time. The Denver resident started Brighter Birthdays in April, a non-profit organization that provides birthday cakes for needy children. “Birthdays are something…

Denver Dazzle NSA State Champions

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The 10 and Under Denver Dazzle became the 2007 NSA State Champions in a tournament held June 22 – 24 at Cherry Park in Rock Hill, S.C. The team won the championship, coming away with a 7 -1 record; its first and only loss in a matchup with the MC…

Locks of Love

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Donna Kostiuk and daughter Stacy Janell Kostiuk (above) recently donated their hair to Locks of Love. Each donated 10 inches of hair. It was the first time Stacy, 7, ever cut her hair. Nina Heavner at Accents in Vale cut their hair. Alexandra Proulx, 10, of Vale (below) also donated…

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Christmas comes but once a year – unless you go to the East Lincoln Christian Ministry. The ministry’s Christmas in July sale kicked off this week with hundreds of festive, wintry items available. “There are some very unique and interesting items at very affordable prices,” said Pat Tryson, a volunteer.…

Around Town 7/4/2007

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NEW PASTOR AND TIME CHANGES Rev. Jerry Evans is the new pastor for the Crouse United Methodist Charge (Crouse UMC and Pleasant Grove UMC) Pleasant Grove UMC services are: worship at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school following. Crouse UMC services are: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. with the worship service…

Lincoln scouts honor the Red, White and Blue

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Ed House (above) plays taps when the Disabled American Veterans held a Flag Day ceremony at Cardinal Care Health Center. Scouts Tommy Harkey, Hannah McGirt, Makalah Gantt and Trinity Deon (below) raise the flag during the ceremony. Chris Dean / LTN Photos Scouts from Brownie Troop 18, Junior Girl Scout…

County official helps win award

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A mapping official with the Lincoln County Tax Department helped win an annual award for the State of North Carolina through her professionalism and continuing education. Janet Spears received a designation, making her the eighth person to receive a qualification in the state. North Carolina had the highest number of…