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Denver man organizes two benefits

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Last August, John Cutchin, a Denver resident who practices law in Newton, heard about a tragic event in which a woman lost her life due to domestic violence. This August, Cutchin has arranged two benefit concerts to raise money for a couple of groups dedicated to helping end domestic violence.…

Around Town 8/4/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes tip. This monthly event is open to senior…

Seniors learning about art in class

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Stacey Pilkington has her hands full with the art class she’s teaching at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Many of her students haven’t drawn at all in their 60 or 70 years. Others are suffering from arthritis. Pilkington, it seems, doesn’t mind these things. “They’re really fun to hang out…

Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

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…

Apple Queen contestants announced

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors. A total of 15 girls will participate. “We have some really good contestants,”…