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Alcohol suspected in Reepsville collision

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Alcohol is thought to be a factor in Wednesday’s head-on collision on Reepsville Road, authorities said. Trooper J.M. Futrell with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Reginald Hunsucker, 40, Vale, had been drinking prior to the 6 p.m. accident. “Hunsucker was impaired,” Futrell said. “He was traveling west on…

Church Briefs

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DINNER THEATER Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver, will present the Christmas dinner theater production “Doc’s Holiday” 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday in the Christian Life Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For tickets,…

Around Town 11/7/2008

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SYMPHONY MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Chapter President Joe Lampron asks that all officers and board members be present. CHORAL CONCERT The Celebrate America 2008 Lincoln County Home School Educators Choral Concert will be…

Construction starts on next leg of N.C. 16

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The clock officially began ticking last week on a project expected to bring dramatic transformation to east Lincoln County: paving the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16. Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. was awarded the new N.C. 16 contract by the state last month with a winning bid of…

New dumping at controversial site

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An illegal landfill in Denver that caught fire and was ordered closed in 2007 accepted several truckloads of debris last week without approval from state or local officials – a possible violation of state law. Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources have opened an investigation…

Question of the Week

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“What effect do you think early voting at the East Lincoln Community Center had on voter participation in east Lincoln County this election year?” Ben Murray, Denver: “I just finished voting early here. I don’t know what the impact will be yet. It was convenient. I think it should increase…

Coming Up

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n Dinner and the theater! Satisfy both your cultural and real appetite at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Come out for “Doc’s Holiday,” a dinner theater hosted by Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 years…

Consignment and specialty shop offers quality items

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Selling everything from custom jewelry to wedding dresses, Fran’s Consignment and Specialty Shop offers high-end products at a fraction of the cost. After her father became ill, Fran Pope said she needed a job that would allow her to work more flexible hours. In 1999, the consignment store opened for…

Area students collecting coats for those in need

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Area students are working to ensure everyone stays warm this winter. East Lincoln Middle School, along with the four county high schools, is sponsoring a coat drive in coordination with the United Way of Lincoln County. Coats will be collected through Nov. 13. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov.…

Program honors caregivers

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Present and past caregivers were honored Tuesday at Candlelight Reflections, which was presented by the Lincoln County Senior Center. “You feed them. You take care of them, but if you can bring a ray of hope in somebody’s life, you’re really doing the Lord’s work,” Doug Mayes, the event’s guest…