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Woman charged in break-in

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Authorities arrested a woman Saturday after she allegedly broke into a residence while the victims were asleep inside. Rhonda Kay Pruitt, 32, Iron Station is charged with felonies for first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Permit received: Final hurdle cleared for new hospital

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Local hospital officials said they have cleared the final state hurdle to building a new $5 million medical facility in eastern Lincoln County. The 40,000 square-foot medical complex, dubbed Carolinas Medical Center-East Lincoln Medical Center, this January received a permit by the state certifying a need for the project. The…

Lincoln paramedic on road to recovery

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Lincoln County paramedic Ken Morrison is on the road to recovery after going into cardiac arrest Jan 25. Ted Mankowski, operations manager with Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services, says that Morrison was recently released from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. “He’s really doing great,” Mankowski said. “He’s at Carolinas Rehabilitation…

Family-friendly atmosphere at Beef O’Brady’s

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Specializing in sandwiches and chicken wings, Beef O’Brady’s recently opened its doors at Catawba Springs Promenade in Denver. “It’s a very family friendly business,” said Todd Stevermer, owner of the Denver restaurant. Beef O’Brady’s opened for business Jan. 8. “It’s been great so far,” he said. “We’ve gotten a pretty…

`Plan for planning’ given for N.C. 16

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Randy Williams, principal planner for Lincoln County, outlined steps for deciding the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor for the Board of Commissioners Monday night. Williams began with history; although several visioning plans have existed for old N.C. 16, few recommendations from those plans have been implemented. Now, Williams…

Talbert suggests animal board members

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Interim County Manager Michael Talbert recommended members of the long-awaited animal control advisory committee at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. Talbert said the members of the committee were selected through a quest for volunteers, then narrowing down of respondents. The following members were appointed: n Douglas Murray –…

‘Star in the East’ helps people

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Many people have heard of the Masons, an organization dedicated to helping the community through charitable work. Fewer people know about Eastern Star, an organization dedicated to helping the Masons. “It is a spin-off of the Masons,” member Les Taylor said of the group. Founded in Mississippi, the group formed…

Around Town 2/18/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have a public hearing on its budget. Anyone paying taxes in the Howards Creek Fire District is welcome to attend. The hearing will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the fire department, located at 3117 N.C. 27 W. in…

Valentine celebrations

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The American Legion Post 30 held a Valentine’s Day Dinner for its members and some distinguished guests including the Gold Star Mothers, women who have lost a child in the military. Pictured above from left to right are Gold Star Mothers Lorene Houser, Pauline Beam, June L. Branch (who is…

Board approves policy changes

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The Lincoln County Board of Education recently approved five changes to procedures and policies, three of which will be open for 20 more days for public comment. The policies approved were a new student dress code, administering medicine to students, the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and a claim settlement policy.…