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Ending academy with a ride-along

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final weekly installment by staff writer Lisa Brown as she went through the Citizens Police Academy training. Well, this is it. My final column about the Citizens Police Academy. I can’t believe 11 weeks have gone by so fast. I can’t even tell you how…

Around Town 11/24/2008

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SUPPORT GROUP Denver Diabetes Support Group will hold the program “Healthy Eating Through the Holidays” 6 p.m. today at Catawba Springs Commons, 275 N.C. 16 N., Suite 204 in Denver. The program, sponsored by CMC- Lincoln Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program, is free to the public. No registration is required.…

Abstract artist hosts open house

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A Lincolnton native is turning her childhood home into an art gallery this weekend. “It’s a magical place to me,” Selph said of the house, which was built by her grandfather the year she was born. “It always has been.” Katie Selph will be selling her own work as well…

Angel tree up at UW

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An angel tree decorated with tags, which feature the gender and ages of local teenagers in need, is now up at the United Way of Lincoln County. Local residents are asked to come by, pick a tag and purchase a present. This fundraiser is being organized by the Teen Board…

Benefit planned for association

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Michael and Racheal Christian of the Highlife Band will be performing with friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Cherryville. The Country Outlaw Guitar Jam will benefit the Horseman’s Association. The public is invited to join in on the playing. Musicians participating inclue Sonny Falls, Lindsey Castle, T.J.…

Youth group gives to ministry

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Holiday markets open this Saturday

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market is ready for its first-ever Holiday Markets on Saturday. Both the Lincolnton and Denver locations will be participating and will conclude their season with this special event. We’ll also be celebrating Farm-City Week with refreshments and cooking demonstrations, plus a wonderful gift bag and basket…

Boy Scouts seeking food items for those in need

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Boy Scouts will be scouting for food this weekend and giving it to those in need. “Service projects, personal and as a group, are just part of the program,” said Thad Cloer, district executive of the Boy Scouts of America Piedmont Council. “Our motto is ‘Be Prepared,’ but our slogan…

Former Panther publishes local authors

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For most families, having one published author at the dinner table would be a pretty big deal. The Royals family has two. The Rev. Andy Royals of Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton and his wife, Joyce, have each published a book, and it’s all thanks to a former Carolina Panther.…

Minor injuries in 2-car collision on Water Street

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Two people suffered minor injuries when their vehicles collided Monday on Water Street, police said. Betty Quinton Ramsey, 81, Lincolnton, was traveling west on Cedar Street when she collided with a vehicle driven by Myrlene Kirkpatrick Callaway, 65, Lincolnton, reported Sgt. J.M. Caudle with the Lincolnton Police Department. Ramsey told…