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Around Town 4/5/2010

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VOTER SEMINAR A voter education seminar will be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. tonight and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Florence S. Shanklin Memorial Library, located at 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. SUPPORT GROUP Peace in the Midst of the Storm Ministry, a support…

Farley, Kuster Engagement

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Ashlea Marie Farley and Matthew Clifford Kuster announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Ashlea is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dyer Farley III of Lincolnton. She is a graduate of Lincolnton High School and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. Matt is the…

Quilters caring

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Sally’s Y gets final approval from regional YMCA board

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Last week, the YMCA Greater Charlotte Metropolitan Board of Directors and the Sally’s YMCA Board of Managers gave final approval for the construction of Sally’s Y in Denver. Comprehensive site work for the 22,000-square-foot facility will begin early this month. The facility is expected to open next January. Sally’s Y…

Cyclist released from hospital after being struck by truck

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A bicyclist is out of the hospital after police say he was struck by a vehicle traveling on North Generals Boulevard Sunday night. Witnesses told police that Gary Bruce Jenkins, 63, of Lincolnton, was riding on the shoulder in front of the Wal-Mart just after 8:30 p.m. Jeffrey James Baker,…

Cell phone porn lands teen back in jail

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A Lincolnton teen is back in jail after detectives say he violated his probation when pornographic material was allegedly found on his cell phone. Rusty Ryan Anderson, 19, of 869 Car Farm Road, was arrested March 16 on a misdemeanor charge of violating probation, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He…

Senior cheerleaders have spirit

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The Red Hot Rockers aren’t your ordinary cheerleading team. “My name is Richard, and I’m 69. I want you to know, I’m still in my prime!” Richard Sides chants in one cheer. The senior cheerleaders are participate and promote Senior Games. The team was organized through the Lincoln Senior Center.…

Council hosts contest

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The 27th annual Flo Robinson Literary Competition’s deadline is April 10 for adult entries. Student entries must be submitted through participating schools. The competition is organized by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The trustees of Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize her lifelong interest in poetry and prose…

College scholarship available

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The East Lincoln Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring a $500 merit scholarship for a high school student. “We want to do something for our seniors in Lincoln County,” said Julia Gaskill, a club member. “We cannot do anything without a good education, and especially in today’s world, you need a…

Labor Dept. honors companies for safety

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Fourteen Lincoln County organizations were recognized for their outstanding safety records. The N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL) presented its Safety Awards to the organizations, consisting of private firms and public agencies, at a banquet, cosponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday night. NCDOL Commissioner Cherie Berry presented…