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A total of 760 cited during Lincoln Click It or Ticket

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Traffic and criminal violations totaled more than 700 in Lincoln County during the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign. “More than 15,000 drivers and passengers were cited [statewide] for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during the [May 19 to June 1] campaign,” Sondra Artis, senior assistant press secretary…

North Lincoln band members earn awards

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The North Lincoln Band of Knights recently recognized students for exemplary performance and attitude during the 2007-08 school year. Flautist, head drum major and All-American Band participant Molly Underwood won the John Phillip Sousa Award, the highest honor given by the NLHS band. Max Gratzer, Zack Reedy and Lucy Thomas…

Debutantes ready for Saturday ball

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A total of 37 young women will participate in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 62nd Annual Debutante Ball Saturday at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. The event benefits Cleveland County’s Clothing Room, which has given 900 children coats and clothing in the past school year, and Kids on the…

SHORELINE – RELIGION
Bible school alters theme to Power Lab

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Vacation Bible School at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford will be a little bit different this year. “The theme this year is Power Lab,” Gina Goodson, an organizer of the Bible school, said. “We try to do a different theme every three or four years.” The church…

Hog Happenin’ professional, tailgate winners announced

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The winners of the Toyota Tundra State Championship BBQ Cook-Off at the eighth annual RE/MAX Crossroads Hog Happenin’ have been announced. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. A total of 25 professional teams and 11 tailgate teams competed. Grand champions Professional Grand Champion – Cool Smoke…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar. Orrell’s Outdoor…

Public invited to reception

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host an opening reception for British Boy, American Girl 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show features the work of two emerging artists – Lydia Collier and Richard Stevenson. Collier, the American girl, paints with acrylics on…

Teacher of the Year

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Alexis fire response in question

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The Alexis Fire Department Sunday held the grand opening of its new $550,000 substation in southeast Lincoln County in an area described as “no man’s land,” by that department’s fire chief. However, whether any firefighters will be on site to respond to calls quickly could depend on the outcome of…

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,…