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Whitesides has two different sides to show

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Lincolnton residents may have seen Scott Whitesides, an officer with the Lincolnton Police Department, patrolling downtown, looking for illegally parked cars. But every Sunday, the members of Iron Station Church of God get to see a much different side of Whitesides: the ministerial side. Whitesides, a Lincolnton native, has been…

Promoting peace, winning a prize

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Around Town 2/11/2008

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FLUTE CONCERT The flutist Galen will perform and lecture at 12 noon and perform with his band at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Center Cafeteria, Dallas Campus. The evening concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (704) 922-6200. AARP MEETING Lincoln County AARP Chapter…

For author, writing is a release

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Daemeon Night wasn’t always a writer. In fact, he wasn’t always Daemeon Night. The 25-year-old Lincoln County native was born Brian Riley. He adopted Daemeon Night as a pen name when he wrote “And So it Begins,” a fantasy fiction novel he recently had published. And Night says he’s just…

Daugherty looks back after one year as Lincoln sheriff

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A month after Tim Daugherty became sheriff, Deputy Lawana Morton was fatally shot in her Iron Station home. “It’s a huge burden to ask your people to go out and put their lives on the line,” he said. As he sat behind a wooden desk, Daugherty pondered his biggest accomplishment…

Rotary recognizes essay winners

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Three Lincoln County sixth-graders were recognized at last week’s Lincolnton Rotary meeting for their award-winning essays. Ben Sprinkle, Olivia Sain and Tanner Reynolds were recognized for their entries in the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation Essay Contest, which Rotary has sponsored for 30 years. “The main purpose,” Rick McSwain, director…

DDA hands out recognition awards

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The Downtown Development Association presented its annual Main Street Gala and Better Downtown Awards Friday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center. A number of local residents and businesses were honored at the event, which is designed to recognize individuals and companies that have made positive contributions to the life of…

Price Is Right

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Around Town 2/8/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Sherrill promoted to school position

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The Lincoln County School Board voted Wednesday in closed session to appoint Mitch Sherrill to the position of assistant superintendent of support services for the district. Sherrill has served as an administrator at three of the county’s four high schools: Lincolnton, West Lincoln and East Lincoln. He applied for the…