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National Winners

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92nd Birthday

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Arrest made in kidnapping

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A third person suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a homeless man was arrested Monday evening by Newton Police. Jarvis Ledon McCullough, 27, Newton was charged with first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and two counts of sexual offense, authorities said. He is held at the Catawba…

Most Wanted arrest made

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One person was arrested after his picture was displayed in the Lincoln Times-News Most Wanted section. Justin E. Blalock, 23, was wanted on charges of possession with the intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substances and misdemeanor larceny, authorities said. Blalock was also charged with misdemeanor resist, obstruct and…

Denver firefighters prepare for meeting

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Members of the Denver Fire Department have been busy preparing for their annual meeting at the Rock Springs Campground. Firefighters have been performing practical evaluations at the campground, Keri Wright, public information officer for the Denver Fire Department, said in a statement. “They have been pre-planning for possible fires, locating…

‘Muddy Water Watch’ under way

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Slide after slide, the pictures showed the immensity of the task at hand. Huge blue and brown pools of water stood in stark contrast in river and lake aerial photographs. Streams turned into brick-red swells. Mud flowed like lava from new home construction sites over ineffectual barriers. Examples like these…

Internet Connection watched

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Rows of sleek, flat-screened computers flank Freddie Smith as he demonstrates the main attraction to his new business, The Internet Connection, on N.C. 16. After swiping a phone card, a series of games pop up on the Internet with names like Texas Treasures, Classic 7’s and others. A click of…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Is housing still affordable in east Lincoln County?” Ron Keller, Iron Station: “Yes. It’s cheaper than in other counties. It’s gone up, but it’s still less expensive than the rest of the country. We have a lot of people moving here from up north.” Sue Thom, Denver: “It’s always been…

Business sells jukeboxes, arcade systems

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Before iPods and “boomboxes,” the jukebox was one of the most popular ways to listen to music. In February 2007, Rick Harrison took his love for the classic machine and opened Lake Norman Music and Games. The business, located at 1603 N.C. 16 S. in Stanley, specializes in selling and…

Clinic teaches golf swings and the game

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Five-year-olds aimed to be like Tiger Woods this week at Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. For three days, children ages 5 to 12 took part in a golf clinic designed especially for beginners. “We started scheduling members on March 1 and by May 1 when I let non-members register,…