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Crime cases crunch time for detectives

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Based out of a cramped office near Lake Norman, two Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are methodically fighting an uphill battle against crime in the eastern part of the county. Piles of paperwork and an increasing caseload spurred mostly by growth come across the neatly kept desks of detectives Darrell Hutchens,…

PLACE TO GROW GRADS

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Preschool coordinator Velma Pearson (right, above and below) presents a diploma to Constance Queen (above) and a “Class of 2008” ring to Christopher Moore (below) at A Place to Grow’s preschool graduation Thursday evening. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/9/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. FALL REGISTRATION…

Celebrating the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

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Hog Happenin’

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Singing sisters connect with choir

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For Denver sisters Genevieve and Skye Allan, singing has been a lifelong passion. Although the girls’ lives are only just beginning – they’re 14 and 12 years old, respectively – they’ve already made singing more than just an activity for the car or shower. “We both like singing and our…

Summer reading kicks off

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Staff at the Charles R. Jonas Library have a few tricks up their sleeves that will keep children reading this summer. “There is no reason for any child not to sign up for our program because every child in the county can afford free,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. The…

Murder mystery premieres

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British accents filled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s auditorium Tuesday as actors rehearsed for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “And Then There Were None.” “It think it is going to do very well,” Annie Bailey, a cast member, said. “This production is more over the top than most.” The play…

Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant celebrates long history

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and organizers are hoping a few good young women will come out to compete. “Every year it just gets better and better,” said Rhonda Hunter, president of the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women, which sponsors the pageant.…

St. Luke`s experiences a renaissance

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The members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton have put their artistic ability on display at the insistence of their reverend. “I knew what kind of talent was here, and I decided before I left I would like to have an all-parish show,” said the Rev. John Southern. There…