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102ND BIRTHDAY

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Long Shoals Graduates

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Preschool Graduates

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Marijuana plant gets deputies’ attention

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Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a disturbance call around 3 a.m. Sunday got more than they had bargained for. While responding to reports of the possible assault of a man at a residence on Stanley Drive in Lincolnton, deputies uncovered what appeared to be a marijuana plant, said Jon Mayhew, public…

Concert to help officer with his medical bills

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host a benefit concert next month for one of its own. In April, Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Frye, 22, was initially hospitalized for dehydration following tryouts for the S.W.A.T. Team, said Sgt. Jordan Cody. “He was in the Intensive Care Unit for about two weeks,”…

Crews work round the clock to shore up sewage plant

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A recent malfunction in the county’s sewer system had workers putting in extra hours for several days at the Forney Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant. County public works interim director Barry McKinnon said the system’s two pumps got clogged earlier this month. The pumps each sit on two rails, but…

Denver author shares stories of miracles

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George Wallin wanted to write a book about his friend, Jim Mahan. But Mahan beat him to it. Mahan, a Denver resident, is writing Miracles and Inspiration, One Life to Live, a story that chronicles his life as businessman, father and motivational speaker. Mahan started working on the book shortly…

Around Town 6/22/2009

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LIGHTHOUSE VBS The Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have Vacation Bible School from 4-6 p.m. today through Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend. SOUTHSIDE VBS Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will have their Vacation Bible School, Boomerang Express from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight…

Art quilts

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Camp focuses on service

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Christian campers are seeking people to serve this summer. Carolina Cross Connection is a service-oriented camp whose year-round office is in Lincolnton. Lincoln, Cleveland and Gaston counties all receive service. “We are still looking for more people to help,” said Kristin Fulton, director of Camp Loye White, where Carolina Cross…