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Marijuana plant gets deputies’ attention

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Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a disturbance call around 3 a.m. Sunday got more than they had bargained for. While responding to reports of the possible assault of a man at a residence on Stanley Drive in Lincolnton, deputies uncovered what appeared to be a marijuana plant, said Jon Mayhew, public…

Concert to help officer with his medical bills

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host a benefit concert next month for one of its own. In April, Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Frye, 22, was initially hospitalized for dehydration following tryouts for the S.W.A.T. Team, said Sgt. Jordan Cody. “He was in the Intensive Care Unit for about two weeks,”…

Crews work round the clock to shore up sewage plant

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A recent malfunction in the county’s sewer system had workers putting in extra hours for several days at the Forney Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant. County public works interim director Barry McKinnon said the system’s two pumps got clogged earlier this month. The pumps each sit on two rails, but…

Around Town 6/22/2009

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LIGHTHOUSE VBS The Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have Vacation Bible School from 4-6 p.m. today through Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend. SOUTHSIDE VBS Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will have their Vacation Bible School, Boomerang Express from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight…

Art quilts

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Camp focuses on service

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Christian campers are seeking people to serve this summer. Carolina Cross Connection is a service-oriented camp whose year-round office is in Lincolnton. Lincoln, Cleveland and Gaston counties all receive service. “We are still looking for more people to help,” said Kristin Fulton, director of Camp Loye White, where Carolina Cross…

Around Town 6/19/2009

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PORKER RUN Driven By Grace Biker Ministry will host its Third Annual Porker Run to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County on Saturday. Registration will begin 10 a.m. at the Lincolnton Church of God. The cost is $14 for a single rider and $25 for double riders. The…

Church Activities

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HILL’S CHAPEL VBS Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. this evening. This year’s theme is Camp Edge and all activities will involve camping skills and ideas. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. for children and the VBS staff. For more information, call…

2009 Farm Family of the Year growing new crop

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The Brown family of Double B Farms in west Lincoln have been named Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Family of the Year. “We’ve worked all these years to better serve the conservation program,” said Clyde Brown, co-owner. “It was a reward to hear it.” Clyde’s son, Brent,…