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Mock DWI drill set for LHS

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Lincolnton High School’s prom is just around the corner and several local agencies are doing their part to informing teens of the dangers of underage drinking. The Lincolnton Life Saving Crew will conduct a mock DWI drill 1 p.m. Friday on the high school football field. “It is our goal…

Deputies on lookout for robber with blade

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Sheriff’s investigators are on the lookout for a man accused of robbing a clerk at the Petro Express in Denver early Saturday morning. Detective Darrell Hutchens said that a man wearing a hoodie entered the store at 7404 N.C. 73 around 1 a.m. The robber pulled a knife on the…

Around Town 5/4/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2:30-7 p.m. this afternoon in the church fellowship hall. All donors can enter a drawing for a cruise. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis…

Science Fair winners

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Early detection key

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In 1985, Priscilla Wise was diagnosed with cancer. She was in her late 30s and had two young children at home. “They found a tumor,” she said. “(My doctor) felt 95 percent sure that it was colon cancer, and of course, it was a shock to hear. It’s a shock…

Denver resident takes cancer in stride

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Don Putnam has been involved with the East Lincoln Relay for Life since its inception more than a decade ago — shortly before he, himself, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At the time, he was 69 years old. His grandfather and four aunts had died of cancer, and he knew…

Annual cruise-in on Sunday

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Area car enthusiasts will party like it’s 1989 Sunday at the Downtown Lincolnton Cruise In. “Everybody came to Lincolnton,” said Jerry Fletcher, an organizer. “The cruising was big time — every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, it would take 45 minutes to an hour to get through town.” Cars and…

Medal of Honor winner to speak

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North Carolina’s only native-born Congressional Medal of Honor recipient will be speaking tonight at the American Legion. Robert Patterson received the award for his service in Vietnam. “He’s a real American hero,” said Dale Punch, event chairman. “He’s not a sports hero. More people should know about these recipients. They…

Church Briefs

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TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis and the Rev. Shane Blair will speak 7 p.m. this evening through Monday at Reepsville Road near June Bug Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 263-1589 or (980) 429-6885. YARD SALE Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton,…

Around Town 5/1/2009

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ECA TRIPS The Extension Community Association, an organization under the umbrella of Cooperative Extension, is sponsoring a bus tour May 11-13 to Charleston, S.C. The tour includes three plantations and gardens, a riverboat cruise, visit to the aquarium, a guided tour through Charleston and other specials. Tour cost includes bus,…