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Off-duty deputy injured in motorcycle crash

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A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital after police say he was in an motorcycle accident Friday afternoon while off-duty. Around 4 p.m., a vehicle driven by Brandy Leigh Dellinger, 28, of Stanley, attempted to make a left turn into 636 N. Aspen St., when she pulled into…

Jordan voted to new term as real estate board chair

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Marsha Jordan of Lincolnton has been reelected chairman of the N.C. Real Estate Commission for the 2010-11 term beginning Aug. 1. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Jordan entered the real estate business in 1986. She is the owner of Apple Realty in Lincolnton, a graduate of the Realtor…

Request for haunted house permit withdrawn

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A request to operate a haunted house in Lincolnton has been withdrawn, said Lincolnton Planning Director Laura Simmons. Denise Propst originally requested a conditional use permit to operate a temporary haunted house during the month of October. The haunted house would have been at 564 S. Grove St. Ext. at…

Around Town 7/26/2010

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VICTORY GROVE VBS Victory Grove Tabernacle, 457 Victory Grove Church Road, will hold a Vacation Bible School for ages 2-19 from 6-8 p.m. tonight-Thursday. For more information, call (704) 732-6779. REDEMPTION VBS The Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, will hold a Vacation Bible School for ages 3-11 from…

Store hopes to bring back the romance

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A new store has opened that aims to put romance back in relationships. Teresa Owenby, and her husband, Jamie, of Pumpkin Center, opened Endless Romance earlier this month. A similar business helped save the Owenby’s marriage and prompted the couple to open a store specializing in adult items, including body…

Local 4-H in need of volunteers

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APRIL DILLON Extension Agent ———————————— 4-H provides unique, informal and educational opportunities for adult volunteer leaders to work with children. Have you ever considered the key role you could play as an adult volunteer and mentor to children? Through teaching children practical 4-H subject matter, adults help youth develop into…

North Brook Elementary care program faces cutbacks

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North Brook Elementary School’s before-and-after-school care program could cost the school system $22,800 yearly if it continues as is. To prevent the loss, school officials have decided to keep the site open, but to lower staffing in order to save costs. At the start of the school year, instead of…

Around Town 7/23/2010

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YARD SALE Unity Baptist Church, 326 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will hold a yard sale beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit an upcoming youth mission trip. SINGING CONVENTION The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove Methodist Church, 7410 Reeps Grove Church Road in…

Free camp for kids

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Without Walls Deliverance Center is offering a free Bible-focused camp to all area children. “I get to see my friends every day,” said Justice Clark, 13, a camper. “We have awesome teachers. They’re great. I couldn’t ask for a better summer.” The camp is run by volunteers 8 a.m. to…

Child inspires charity

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For two years, the family of Madison Whitaker watched him fight leukemia before dying in February at the age of 13. They also watched other families struggle and decided to form a foundation in Madison’s name benefiting the families of children with cancer. “When you hear those words ‘Your child…