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Sheriff investigating rash of dirt bike thefts

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Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in helping solve a rash of dirt bike thefts in east Lincoln County in the past month. As many as five dirt bikes have been stolen from garages and carports from homes on Beth Haven Church Road and St. James Church Road,…

Around Town 8/29/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The relatives and friends of the Forney and Ella Lippard Long family are invited to the annual Long reunion 1 p.m. Sept. 7 in the fellowship hall of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Lincolnton. The covered dish luncheon will be followed by a southern gospel concert featuring “One…

Man builds train for grandchildren

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The train has everything from a smokestack to a caboose. It whistles on cue and smiles at everyone as it drives by with a big grin. TCP, although not entirely finished, is starting to gain a reputation. “Kids come here in the evening, and I’ll ride around the parking lot,”…

WLMS principal loves his work

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West Lincoln Middle School’s new principal is a familiar face to people who live in the area. John Robinson worked as an assistant principal for two years at West Lincoln High School before moving down the road to his new school. He’s happy with his new position and hopes to…

Houser’s Produce offers unique goods

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Those who live in the Crouse area now have a new place to pick up fresh, locally-grown produce. Houser’s Produce Market, 1894 N.C. 150 W., opened Aug. 5. “We get busier every day,” Kim Houser, who owns the business with her husband, Rick, said. “A lot of locals, a lot…

Apple butter abounds

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‘Church on fire’ awaiting performances of ‘Raptured’

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It’s been a year in the making, but “Raptured,” a drama depicting real-world situations and their potential everlasting consequences, is coming to Boger City Baptist Church. The drama will be presented Sept. 4-7 in the church’s sanctuary. And it’s mostly due to the efforts of one church member, Judy Bates.…

Mini-Academy uses creative curriculum

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Denver’s Mini-Academy Daycare Center has been open for nine years, but its owners have been in the childcare business for 25 years. Mini-Academy owners Vicki and Thamir Al-Hussaini also own a daycare in Mount Holly. Their daughter, Anisa Hodges, is an administrator at the Denver location. Beginning with 6-month-old infants,…

Coast to Coast to play for Alive After Five

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Coast to Coast will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series in downtown Lincolnton. The performance by the Lincolnton-based band will be presented by Bank of America. The “beach, boogie and blues band” has a set list that includes “Mustang Sally,”…

‘Frazzled Female’ seminar set

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Cindi Wood knows what it’s like to be a “frazzled female.” And on Sept. 6, other women who may feel the same way will get a chance to learn from Wood how to handle the stress of everyday life. Wood will present her Frazzled Female Breakaway Seminar from 9 a.m.…