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50th Anniversary

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Dedicated Volunteers

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Farmers Market expected to have ‘tremendous’ year

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Both locations of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will be open beginning April 18. The Denver market will open at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Rock Springs Elementary School, located on N.C. 16. The Lincolnton market will open at 7 a.m. at its shelter on West Water Street.…

Charlotte man wanted in Lincoln mail theft case

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Sheriff’s investigators have issued a warrant for a Charlotte man accused of taking mail from an eastern Lincoln County business. Authorities have charged Thomas Andre Luckey, 28, Charlotte, with misdemeanor larceny. Luckey is accused of taking mail from Keith Lutz Cabinetry, 6507 Denver Industrial Park Road on March 16, Hutchens…

Antiques stolen from outbuilding

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Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of antiques taken Monday from a Lincolnton home. The owner, Jason Wilhelm, told deputies that several antiques were taken from an outbuilding at the 2100 block of Drive Inn Road in Lincolnton. More than $40,000 in antiques including Hummel…

Teen dies as police give chase

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A teen who formerly lived in Lincolnton was killed Tuesday when her vehicle crashed into a vacant building following a police chase in Cherryville. Brooklyn Pasean Anderson, 19, 216 Heather Lane, Cherryville, formerly of 1413 Rhodes Rhyne Road, Lincolnton, was a graduate of Lincolnton High School, family members said. Cherryville…

Most wanted

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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 Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

Around Town 3/27/2009

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VOCAL COMPETITION The Seventh Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition well be Saturday and Sunday in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. 12 semifinalists will compete 2 p.m. Saturday. The six finalists will compete 3 p.m. Sunday. Last year’s winner, Marvin Kehler will perform during the final competition. Admission…

Class on beginning a garden offered through Extension

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With the struggling economy causing stress, many people are making an effort to simplify their lives, decrease anxiety and get back to basics. “The economy, I think, is in the back of people’s minds when they think about gardening for the first time and expanding their garden,” said Kevin Starr,…

Around Town 3/25/2009

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PRAYER BOOK CLASS St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, will have a class on how to use The Book of Common Prayer 7-7:30 p.m. this evening until April 1. Parishioners are asked to bring a copy of the book. A Lenten supper of bread, soup, fruit and…