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Farmers Market still going thanks to dedicated vendors

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William “Dub” McNeely, 85, and Boyd Dellinger, 78, are Lincoln County Farmers Market staples. “If it hadn’t been for these two guys, the Farmers Market wouldn’t be here,” said Giles Martin, Farmers Market coordinator. “They’re here every time, all the time – rain or shine, cold, wet – these guys…

Hesed House client turns life around

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On Jan. 1, the first night Hesed House of Hope opened, William “Bubba” Metts went there hoping to find a warm place to sleep. Unfortunately, volunteers had to turn him away because he had too much alcohol in his system. “Kathy Rhine, who was the intake volunteer that evening, took…

Celebrating the Constitution

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Mount Ruhama Baptist has new youth minister

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The Rev. Thomas Nicholson came to Mount Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden June 6 as the church’s youth and children’s minister. “I had just graduated from Montreat College in May,” Nicholson said. He had also just gotten married to his wife, Kathryn. While this summer was a hectic time for…

Vehicles collide on N.C. 150

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A driver was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Curve View Road Thursday morning. Trooper B.E. Hipp of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said that shortly after 8:30 a.m., a pickup truck, turning left on N.C. 150, “pulled right in…

Cherryville man arrested in two home burglaries

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A Cherryville man faces two felony charges after police say he broke into two homes. Chad Wayne Bumgarner, 38, was charged with two felony counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of injury to personal property, authorities said. Cherryville Police Detective Mike Allred said that shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday,…

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 Rodolfo Alvarado Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections on charges of identity theft. Male, born…

Around Town 9/19/2008

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HEALTH DAY Wexford House, a DePaul Senior Living Community, located at 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver, will have a Health and Wellness Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to learn more about elder laws,…

Apple Fest full of entertainment

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Music from a wide variety of performers will fill four stages during the Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday. “I think all the entertainment is very important,” said Pete Degregory, who has been entertainment coordinator of the festival since 1986. “I think it’s one of the reasons people come out.” Most…

Trying for a normal neighborhood

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Michael Ross, 27, hoists his 8-year-old daughter, Asje, on his back like a rag doll. Both flash wide smiles standing in front of the trailer where they live with his grandmother and aunt. Ross, a LeeBoy employee, is caught up in a moment with his daughter he says people do…