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Copper wire thefts being investigated

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Authorities are seeking information after three heating and air units were stripped of copper late last month. Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives say that sometime between March 20 and March 23 copper was stripped from two units on Forney Hill in Denver. In an unrelated case, copper was also taken from…

School Board moves to shore up finances

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The Lincoln County Board of Education made moves to raise money and save money at its April meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a 90-day non-binding agreement with Power Partners Mastec/ American Solar Integrators. The company is interested in leasing school space for the production of solar power. If the…

Church Activities

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THEOLOGY CLASSES The Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology is taking registrations for fall semester classes. For more information, call (704) 732-1131. BREAKFAST Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 6073 Flay Road in Cherryville, will hold a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call Frankie Brown at…

Around Town 4/16/2010

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RAFFLE The Commandment Keepers Church of the Living God is holding a “Sowing of the Seeds” fundraiser raffle. For more information or tickets, call Pamela Boston at (704) 240-8146. DANCE The Lincoln Squares Apple Blossom Dance will be held today at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton. For more information, call…

WLMS students battling over books

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West Lincoln Middle School won the county Battle of the Books for the fourth time in as many years and are gearing up today to compete in the regionally. “As much work as we put into it, county is to get off all the nervousness of competition,” said Cory Cook,…

Collector the unofficial High Shoals historian

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Steve Bailey likes to explore the unknown and the almost forgotten. His office beneath Drum’s Florist in downtown Lincolnton is filled with maps from his days of discovering caves and historic pictures from his native High Shoals. His collections also include carbine lamps, animal skulls and rocks. He even has…

ECA offering $4,000 in scholarships

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Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to High School seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the guidance counselors at each high school or from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. The deadline…

The odyssey of Illiad the cat

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Illiad has had more health problems than most of the other cats Heather Coleman rescued throughout the years. At only 1-years-old, Illiad, a black cat with a dusting of white on his belly, has beat upper respiratory and stomach infections and ringworm. In January, Coleman, who is fostering Illiad through…

2nd suspect charged in cashing of stolen checks

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Sheriff’s detectives have made a second arrest in a stolen checks case reported last month. Denise Page Whitesides, 36, of 1577 Arden Road in Lincolnton, was arrested Monday on five felony counts of forgery of an endorsement and one count of larceny. The alleged victim filed a report on March…

Denver toddler drowns in family swimming pool

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A three-year-old Denver boy has died after his father found him face down in the family swimming pool, Monday afternoon. Drew Michael Williams was dangling his feet in the water while his father was doing yard work at their Smith Cove Road residence. When his father saw Drew near the…