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Highway patrol promises tight watch on state roads

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be stepping up patrols this Memorial Day weekend in the effort to deter speeding and reckless driving. The holiday weekend will officially begin 6 p.m. this evening and will conclude at midnight, Monday. “Memorial Day is the beginning of a busy travel season…

Church Activities

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GUEST MINISTER Dr. Richard Boyce, associate pastor of preaching and pastoral leadership at Union Seminary in Charlotte, will be the guest minister at the First Presbyterian Church on Lincolnton on Sunday. SUMMER SCHEDULE Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 988 N.C. 16 S., in Lowesville, will begin a new…

Around Town 5/28/2010

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YARD SALE Greater Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, located on East Main Street in Lincolnton, will hold a yard sale beginning 7 a.m. Saturday. POPLAR SPRINGS SALE Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, located on Buffalo Shoals Road, will hold an indoor yard sale beginning 7 a.m. Saturday. BENEFIT Salem Lutheran…

Drug Store adds location near new hospital

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George Brookins was waiting for the right time to open his third pharmacy, The Drug Store. Willie Heafner, president of Piedmont Companies, approached Brookins about opening The Drug Store in Carolina Shopping Center in Boger City. The shopping center had a spot at the end of its building, perfect for…

Shop expands with new name, more merchants

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Marcia Swan is making some changes to her business, Red Rabbit 27, formerly M&M Mini Mall, in Lincolnton. “We want people to realize we are here and that it’s changing,” she said. “Our merchandise is frequently changing, but the customers will always see a friendly, smiling face.” The Lincolnton resident…

Group plays in hardware store, welcomes new pickers

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Tucked amongst the goat feed, poultry scratch grain and light beer, a group of musicians play bluegrass music at Half-Way Hardware Supply and Convenience Store in west Lincoln. “There’s just something about those lonesome sounds of bluegrass,” said Gilmer Allison, who started the gathering. “It’ll grab you, hold on to…

Around Town 5/26/2010

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COVEKEEPERS MTG. The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Volunteers Fire Department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Roy Alexander, executive director of the Davidson Lands Conservancy, and Craig White, landscape architect and wetlands specialist, will be the guest speakers. For more…

50th anniversary

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Scholarship winners announced

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In today’s column, I want to recognize three students who have received scholarships facilitated through Cooperative Extension. The first is this year’s recipient of the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship, Amanda Ann Kaufman. Amanda is a 2009 graduate of North Lincoln High School and has completed her first year at…

Ministry awards its first GED

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Seth Gregory was having trouble fitting in at Bandys High School. The Sherrills Ford resident could not get along with some of his teachers. A “class clown,” Gregory found himself in trouble many times. He got into fights with other students, but claimed most of the issues were with teachers.…