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Crime linked to Charlotte gangs

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Authorities believe suspects in several eastern Lincoln County robberies last year may have ties to one or more Charlotte-based gangs. Alleged suspects from Charlotte held up a resident’s home, pizza restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy and bank in separate armed robberies last year. Although the suspects appeared to be working independently,…

Pregnancy center offers counseling

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Only one non-profit in east Lincoln County helps to ensure unexpected pregnancy doesn’t have to be faced alone. For nearly a decade, the faith-based East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Center has been the only non-profit in east Lincoln County offering confidential counseling and services for women with unplanned pregnancies. “It’s our…

Around Town 4/16/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community building near the Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road. SPRING FLING Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold North Brook Spring Fling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26 in the…

Tables parade helps youth at Hill’s Chapel

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There’s a parade coming to Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, but it won’t be the kind with marching bands and floats. The church, located on N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will have its second annual Parade of Tables at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. “A Parade of Tables is something our church sponsors,”…

Infant Replay offers variety in its sales line

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There is no better feeling then finding the shirt you wanted on sale. At Infant Replay, a children’s consignment store, customers can buy brand name clothing at a fraction of the cost. “Most of our clothing is under $5 … if it is a high brand name like Ralph Lauren,…

Knights make weapons from medieval times

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North Lincoln High School Knights lived up to their mascot recently by making medieval war weapons. Trebuchets, used to hurl rocks or flaming balls over the walls of castles during the Middle Ages, are also a valuable tool in physics. Alex Pedersen’s physics class learned about projectile motion and conservation…

Welcoming Healthy at Home

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would incorporation be good or bad for east Lincoln County? Nancy Cowan, Westport: “Yes. I feel we’re are not getting enough support in this end of the county.” Vivian Roggensack, Alexis: “It would just be a good thing all around for everybody. I think it would benefit the economy around…

Farmers Market opens Saturday

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This Saturday, the Lincoln County Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. under the shade of its new shelter at 225 W. Water St. in downtown Lincolnton. Farmers and customers alike will be delighted with this improved venue. Sharp garden tools and kitchen knives are essential parts of enjoying local…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA special luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host a large networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Verdict Ridge County Club in Denver. Duke Energy will provide the guest speaker. Cost is $20 at the door. An RSVP is required. Call (704) 483-4837. DABA Coffee Connection…