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Sheriff’s Department wins Best Dress uniform contest

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Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the “Kids and Cops” event in Forest City. The July 25 event was geared toward kids and their families. Forest City officials said the program allowed an opportunity for children and their parents to “learn about the different departments that…

Morrell widow extends her appreciation

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It’s been about a month since Farrell “Sack” Morrell lost his battle with brain cancer. Now his widow, Darlene Morrell, wants to let the community know how much she appreciates all the support she’s been given. “I just want to thank everybody for their prayers, their cards and their support,”…

Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles…

Around Town 8/1/2008

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LIONS CLUB Frances Coats, director of the McCune Center Assisted Living Center owned by the Lions of North Carolina, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club August meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan’s Steakhouse. Vice District Marti Hill also will be making an official visit. A short Board…

Southern Charms Wines opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Two families have opened a new store on Main Street in an effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur co-own Southern Charm Wines, a unique shop that specializes in wines and handcrafted gifts. “We were all at Myrtle Beach in November…

Around Town 7/30/2008

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QUILT PROGRAM Lincoln Quilts is sponsoring the “Waltzing Through the Carolinas” Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16, at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. There will be many quilts on display for this juried show. Various…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Apple Queen contestants meet

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Coming Up

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n No. 179: The annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting is happening now at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. All are welcome and invited for Christian fellowship, worship and, of course, the “Big Sing” starting at 6 p.m. this Saturday. This year’s nationally acclaimed gospel acts include The Florida Boys, the…

Evangelical conference comes to Calvary Baptist

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The Carolinas Evangelism Conference kicks off tonight at Calvary Baptist Church in Lincolnton. An estimated 500 people will attend the three-day event. “We have 12 local churches that are helping to sponsor the conference already, but we have sent invitations to every church in our general area from Charlotte to…