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Farmers Market still going thanks to dedicated vendors

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William “Dub” McNeely, 85, and Boyd Dellinger, 78, are Lincoln County Farmers Market staples. “If it hadn’t been for these two guys, the Farmers Market wouldn’t be here,” said Giles Martin, Farmers Market coordinator. “They’re here every time, all the time – rain or shine, cold, wet – these guys…

Hesed House client turns life around

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On Jan. 1, the first night Hesed House of Hope opened, William “Bubba” Metts went there hoping to find a warm place to sleep. Unfortunately, volunteers had to turn him away because he had too much alcohol in his system. “Kathy Rhine, who was the intake volunteer that evening, took…

Celebrating the Constitution

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Mount Ruhama Baptist has new youth minister

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The Rev. Thomas Nicholson came to Mount Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden June 6 as the church’s youth and children’s minister. “I had just graduated from Montreat College in May,” Nicholson said. He had also just gotten married to his wife, Kathryn. While this summer was a hectic time for…

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…

Grand Opening

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Schools’ revised transfer policy could change ability to appeal

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The families of Lincoln County students denied transfers may no longer be able to appeal to the Lincoln County Board of Education. “I don’t know why we need any kind of appeals or anything. It’s our job to set the policy right,” said Carl Robinson, a board member. “Then we…

Fire marshal blames blaze on home stove

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A fire that destroyed a Swing Trail residence Sunday is believed to have been caused by a stove. “It appears that when the homeowner left his residence, he forgot to turn off the stove. And whatever he was cooking caused the place to go up in flames,” Mike Futrell, fire…