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On drugs, there’s much to gather in

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of 11 weekly installments by staff writer Lisa Brown as she goes through the Citizens Police Academy training. Look for her columns on Mondays. After week two of the Citizens Police Academy, I am pumped. If I could have started the wave in…

For the love of roses – Hodges style

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Everything’s coming up roses for Bob Hodges. “I’ve always loved roses,” the Lincolnton resident said. “My mother loved roses.” Hodges has turned his love for the flowers into a serious hobby. He says he has 186 rose bushes at his home on N.C. 150 E. On Saturday, Hodges’ blooms will…

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,…

Apple Fest full of entertainment

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Music from a wide variety of performers will fill four stages during the Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday. “I think all the entertainment is very important,” said Pete Degregory, who has been entertainment coordinator of the festival since 1986. “I think it’s one of the reasons people come out.” Most…

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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