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Water line crack floods intersection

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A six-inch hairline crack in an underground water main is responsible for grinding traffic and many businesses to a halt near the county’s busiest intersection for much of the day Tuesday, according to officials. The leak was discovered at approximately 8 a.m. by construction crews widening N.C. 16 a few…

Rock Springs class’ book wins award

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Not only is Rock Springs Elementary School home to several classes of published authors; one of those classes won a national award for its book. First-grade teacher Shanti Ammen used the book, “If I Were President…” as a writing exercise and submitted it to Nationwide Learning, which publishes books written…

Preserve America designations

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Community Connection set at Hill’s Chapel

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If you are trying to figure out what to do Memorial Day weekend, check out the Community Connection. Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host the first annual event May 25. It’s a way for the community to get together and just have fun, said Kristen Edwards, event coordinator. The…

Two men charged in theft from trailers

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Authorities arrested two people in connection with the larceny of 302 cabinets and sinks from two RSI tractor trailers. Manuel Salgado, 43, Maiden, is charged with two felony counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities have also charged Bryner Alberto Hernandez-Chavez, 24, Lincolnton, with possession…

Engineer, DOT rep talk about N.C. 16, 73 changes

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Improvements should be coming to the busy N.C. 16-N.C. 73 intersection in Denver, says Dan Grissom, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Grissom and Jackie McSwain, another DOT representative, were guest speakers at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, held May 7 at the…

Around Town 5/12/2008

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SENIOR MEETING The Iron Station Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled the Demonstration of Custom Designing Fabric – The Resist…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

Salem Baptist to be used as campus for theology

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Beginning in the fall, Salem Baptist Church will serve as a satellite campus for the North Carolina College of Theology, an accredited institution entering its ninth year of operation. The campus at Salem Baptist will be called the Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology. Cranford was the pastor at Salem…

Tackling homelessness

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