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Around Town 3/14/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6 to 9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be…

Stick women and abstract landscapes on display at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Gail Little (above) stands with one of her stick women. Left, Roger Steele (below), an abstract artist, talks to Rick Dudley at the opening of the two shows. Chris Dean / LTN Photo “Gloaming Into Dark” by Roger Steele is one of the prints on display. Chris Dean / LTN…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you pay more taxes for expanded fire and emergency services in eastern Lincoln County? Rebecca Jones, Denver: “Absolutely. Just because my daughter has type one diabetes and so it’s really important for us, absolutely.” Michael Connell, Westport: “No, but I don’t have much of a choice. I’m willing to…

Dellinger trial set for this month

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A well-known Lincoln County man will head to court this month for a crime committed more than four years ago. Gwynn Radeker, Lincoln County district attorney, says that the “trial for Tim Dellinger will be on the March 24 court calendar.” Dellinger, 47, Stanley, faces 18 felony counts of possession…

Senior guard says this year was her best

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Sonny Marthers, a former senior guard for the 2008 Southern Piedmont Conference champion Lady Mustangs, has improved her game over the years according to head coach Deidrea LeGrand. Marthers said she feels the same, saying she realized her senior year was her best since joining the team four years ago.…

Applications accepted for community grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation is looking for area non-profit organizations in need of $1,500. Applications are being accepted for its 2008 Competitive Grant Program. Money will be given to both “seed projects” and existing programs. “They obviously need to address a community need,” said Karen Coppadge, grants specialist for…

Coffee shop offers books, adds culture

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An old coffee shop recently got a facelift and has become a cultural hot spot in Denver. Cool Beans and Sweet Things, formally Sweet Things Coffee Shop, is no longer just a place to get a cup of coffee. “You can get coffee and desserts anywhere … it’s not a…

GOING HIGH FOR DIABETES CURE

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Children search through a table of ropes to find the right one to use for Jump for a Cure, a fundraiser held Sunday at Denver United Methodist Church. The event benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Parker Clay, 8, stops to look back at…

Jazz bands blossom at North Lincoln

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North Lincoln Middle and High School students have a unique opportunity: to be a part of the jazz band. Jerry Lowe, NLMS band director and director of the jazz bands, said students on middle and high school levels meet weekly after school. “The students learn basic styles of jazz,” Lowe…

Sheriff takes leadership class

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty recently graduated from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. He and 33 sheriffs from across the state completed a leadership training course March 7 at Duke University, said Edmond W. Caldwell Jr., executive vice president and general council for the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Daugherty…