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Vehicles collide on N.C. 150

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A driver was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Curve View Road Thursday morning. Trooper B.E. Hipp of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said that shortly after 8:30 a.m., a pickup truck, turning left on N.C. 150, “pulled right in…

Cherryville man arrested in two home burglaries

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A Cherryville man faces two felony charges after police say he broke into two homes. Chad Wayne Bumgarner, 38, was charged with two felony counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of injury to personal property, authorities said. Cherryville Police Detective Mike Allred said that shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday,…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Rodolfo Alvarado Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections on charges of identity theft. Male, born…

Around Town 9/19/2008

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HEALTH DAY Wexford House, a DePaul Senior Living Community, located at 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver, will have a Health and Wellness Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to learn more about elder laws,…

Around Town 9/17/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oakgrove Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The community center is located next to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. BUILDING NETWORKS The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston…

Trying for a normal neighborhood

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Michael Ross, 27, hoists his 8-year-old daughter, Asje, on his back like a rag doll. Both flash wide smiles standing in front of the trailer where they live with his grandmother and aunt. Ross, a LeeBoy employee, is caught up in a moment with his daughter he says people do…

‘A Few Good Men’ opens Friday

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East Lincoln striker likes team’s chances

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East Lincoln senior Dalton Brown is knowledgeable about soccer. As a striker and midfielder he knows what his role to his team is and how hard he needs to work individually so his team can be successful. “As a striker you’ve got to make the runs for your team and…

YMCA hopes to get America moving

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will kick off “STEPtember” on the morning of the Lincoln County Apple Festival. “Our goal is really to get the community active,” Donna Sossano, senior wellness member experience director, said. “STEPtember” is part of America on the Move Week, a nationwide health initiative spearheaded by…

Owner never imagined he’d run business

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After moving to the United States in 1971, George Beligrinis said he “never imagined” that he would become a business owner. “When I got to this country from Greece, I didn’t speak much English and didn’t know what to do so I started working in a restaurant,” Beligrinis said. “I…