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Around Town 2/8/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Sherrill promoted to school position

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The Lincoln County School Board voted Wednesday in closed session to appoint Mitch Sherrill to the position of assistant superintendent of support services for the district. Sherrill has served as an administrator at three of the county’s four high schools: Lincolnton, West Lincoln and East Lincoln. He applied for the…

‘Dentinator’ brings work, paintless, to his customers

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Tom Rogers moved to North Carolina from California to take advantage of the lower cost of living. And he brought his knowledge of cars with him. “I’ve been an auto body repairman for about 30 years,” Rogers said. In moving to Lincolnton, Rogers brought along his skill set, opening a…

Seniors learn new skill

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The pottery of Lincoln County’s seniors is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center, and for most of its producers, the opening reception was their first peek at their finished product. “I had no idea it was going to look like this after it was glazed and fired in…

Cultural Center open Saturday

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The Lincoln Cultural Center has changed its hours in hopes of drawing in more visitors. “We want more people to use the Cultural Center,” said Stacey Bryant, director of the Lincoln Cultural Center. “We want more people to visit the Cultural Center and realize what we have here in Lincoln…

Acing the essay

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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…