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Denver man organizes two benefits

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Last August, John Cutchin, a Denver resident who practices law in Newton, heard about a tragic event in which a woman lost her life due to domestic violence. This August, Cutchin has arranged two benefit concerts to raise money for a couple of groups dedicated to helping end domestic violence.…

DSS board elects Patton chairman

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Members of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board of directors unanimously elected Alex Patton to a second term as chairman Tuesday. “There will be times in the coming year that I will not be here,” Patton said before voting took place. The county commissioner is running for re-election…

Sassy Cuts owner doing benefit for 2

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Lynn Causby, a western Lincoln County resident and the owner of Sassy Cuts in Dallas, is making a sacrifice to help two people in need. And one of them is someone she’s never even met. On Saturday, Causby will donate 100 percent of her salon’s profits to individuals with cancer.…

Camp Meeting rolling along toward Sunday’s closing prayer

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Friday night at Rock Springs Campground found Bo Moore slaving over a hot grill. “I’ve got at least right at 20-some pounds of country ham for tonight,” Moore said. It was “Little Friday,” the first official night of the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting, which kicked off last week with…

Lake living is nice but price is not

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Living on the lake in Lincoln County now comes at a higher price. Lakefront homeowners will pay $1,663.63 more this year in property taxes on average compared to 2007 after undergoing the first countywide reassessment in four years, according to the county tax administrator’s office. Nearly 1,500 property owners on…

Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

Around Town 8/4/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes tip. This monthly event is open to senior…

Seniors learning about art in class

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Stacey Pilkington has her hands full with the art class she’s teaching at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Many of her students haven’t drawn at all in their 60 or 70 years. Others are suffering from arthritis. Pilkington, it seems, doesn’t mind these things. “They’re really fun to hang out…

Southern Charms Wines opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Two families have opened a new store on Main Street in an effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur co-own Southern Charm Wines, a unique shop that specializes in wines and handcrafted gifts. “We were all at Myrtle Beach in November…

Apple Queen contestants announced

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors. A total of 15 girls will participate. “We have some really good contestants,”…