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Around Town 1/28/2009

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PUBLIC FORUM Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold a public forum to discuss the proposed renovations of Block Smith Gym. Those interested are invited to visit the gymnasium from 4-7 p.m. this evening at its location at 130 Rhodes St. Parking is available in the college lot or in…

Ribbon cut

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Around Town 1/26/2009

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ECA PIE DAY Extension Community Association members and others will bring pies and serve to those who attend this event. Pie tasting begins at noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Pie recipe booklets, which includes the recipes of the pies being served, will be sold…

Guitar septet set to perform

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The Winston-Salem Guitar Septet will play everything from Brahms to the Beatles 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The septet has five guitars, one contrabass and one requinto, a small high-pitched guitar. It is led by Dr. Alan Hirsh, founder of the Piedmont Guitar Orchestra. “He had this…

59th Anniversary

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Author encourages students to persevere

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Students at Love Memorial Elementary School heard tales of worlds inside walls, monsters in vents and giant, van-attacking bugs when author Michael Finklea visited Wednesday. “Everything becomes a story. That’s what I want you guys to remember. That’s why I love writing,” he said. Finklea is the author of, among…

Ex-Panther to speak at Salem Bapt.

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Former Carolina Panther and Mike Minter will speak Sunday at Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “He’s a great speaker — dynamic, good Christian testimony,” said the Rev. Andy Royals with Salem Baptist Church. Minter will speak at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and both services are open to the…

Man reports being struck and robbed in his home

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Authorities are on the lookout for two people accused of robbing a man Wednesday at his western Lincoln County home. The resident of a home in the 2000 block of N.C. 150 West told Sheriff’s Deputy R.L. Grant that two white males came to his residence, to look at some…

Rape added to charges against detainee

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A Cherryville man, recently indicted on fraud charges now faces allegations of rape. Randolph Alexander Watterson, 42, is accused of having sex with two juvenile girls on separate occasions, said Sgt. Chris Reynolds with the Gaston County Police Department. Watterson was indicted by a Gaston County grand jury earlier this…

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…