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Comedy pokes fun at the South

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s “Dearly Departed” has a cast of recognizable, southern characters. “It’s very cornbread and sweet tea,” said director Ryan Gurganious. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center and at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be an additional performance…

Benefit planned for child

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Justin Owens, 10, wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He has three telescopes and four microscopes and loves to study the subject in school. “You can do cool experiments,” said the F.D. Jack Kiser Intermediate fifth-grader. According to his mother, when he goes to the beach he…

Skating, singing and softball set for Saturday

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Providence Baptist Church will host a block party Saturday full of singing, dancing, skateboarding and softball. “Everybody’s welcome,” said Debra Ransom, an organizer. “They can bring their skateboards.” The church, which is located at 1110 East Pine St. in Lincolnton, is teaming up with Hull’s Grove Baptist Church for the…

More information sought in robbery of First Charter Bank in Boger City

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Local police are seeking information that could lead to the arrest of a bank robber who took advantage of the town during Saturday’s festival. Photographs of the bank robbery in progress were released late Monday. The suspect who robbed the First Charter Bank in Boger City Saturday morning is described…

Commissioners OK zoning plans

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved three recommendations of the Planning Board at a meeting Monday night. Granted approval: the new technique for rezoning, which allows for optional conditional zoning districts; Patricia Fea’s request to have 1.7 acres rezoned to conditional use neighborhood business; and phase three of the Willow Farms subdivision,…

Constitutional bell-ringing

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Constitution Week

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Denver man jet skis way to top rating

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Most people are probably happiest when their feet are on solid ground. Denver’s Brian Baldwin is not one of those people. A professional jet skier, Baldwin has managed to accomplish something most only dream of: making a career out of doing what he loves. His parents bought the Hendersonville native…

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ presentation to benefit new Sally’s YMCA

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On Friday and Saturday night, Grant Ewing’s normally tranquil backyard will transform into a Broadway theater for a special night dedicated to helping a very special cause. It’s the fourth year Ewing and his Verdict Ridge Backyard Players will perform for charity and the second year the proceeds will go…

Iron Station youth wins Junior Bassmasters

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With a five bass limit weighing almost eight pounds, 16-year-old Christian Johnson of Iron Station won the BC Junior Bassmasters tournament held recently on Lake Norman. Johnson also won the big fish prize for the day with a 2.24-pound largemouth. In second place was Tyler Hoopaugh from Shelby. Finishing third…