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55th Wedding Aniversary

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Homeowner thwarts break-in by teens

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A homeowner took matters into his own hands Monday when he found his home broken into. Wayne Brocuglio walked in on several teenagers that had broken into his home, said Det. Charles McGinley of the Lincolnton Police Department. George Michael Castro, 18, Douglas David Solis, 17, and a 15-year-old juvenile…

Boger City honors firefighters

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Mini-mart robbers hunted by police

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Authorities are looking for two men who broke into the South Aspen Mini-Mart Tuesday. Around 2:30 a.m., two white males broke a front window and entered the store, said Lt. Brian Greene of the Lincolnton Police Department. Greene says that the suspects, who were captured on surveillance video, are described…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. Keymandy Williamson Wanted for possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, resisting officers, and damage to…

Workshop series focuses on sustainable agriculture

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Area farmers and gardeners met for four Cooperative Extension classes with one focus – to learn about sustainable agriculture and in turn help the environment and their business. “Really part of the goal of this series was to strengthen the farmers markets in the area, to give our growers more…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Vocal competition applications open

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Those wanting to compete in the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition, which will be held in March at the Lincoln Cultural Center, still have a few days to send in their applications. Singers ages 18-40 can download applications from www.heafnerwilliamsvocalcompetition.com. The deadline is Saturday. “It’s an excellent experience,” said Carolyn Heafner, who…

Local artist’s opening draws interest

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The work of local artist Don Olsen is proving so popular, organizers of his upcoming art opening are insisting people RSVP by Monday. “He’s a great wood turner,” said Jason Harpe, director of the Lincoln County Historical Association and one of the event’s organizers. “The guy’s work is phenomenal and…