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Boger City’s new TailWaggers shop to aid Humane Society

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A new shop to benefit The Humane Society of Lincoln County and its animals has opened in Boger City. The shop accepts donations of all kinds, including clothing, tools, antiques, artwork, appliances, furniture, automobiles, boats, electronics and household items. Large donations can be dropped off at the shop’s warehouse location…

Dillon, Garmon Engagement

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Andrea Elaine Dillon and David Shepherd Garmon announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Andrea is the daughter of John and Amy Blanton of Lincolnton, N.C. and Mark and Aleda Dillon of Smithdale, Mississippi. She is a 2004 graduate of West Lincoln High School, 2007 graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, with…

Walker, Lockridge Engagement

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Lauren Walker and Sam Meek Lockridge IV announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Lauren is the daughter of Rick and Carolyn Walker of Cherryville. She is a graduate of Cherryville High School and Cleveland Community College, with an associate degree in nursing. Lauren is employed by Cleveland Regional Medical Center.…

Gaston Co. man faces murder charge after collision near Dallas

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A Gaston County man is in jail on second-degree murder after a 17-year-old girl was killed in a head-on collision Sunday night. Howard Clay Pasour, 28, of Bessemer City, was traveling west on Dallas-Cherryville Highway, near Dallas, when he struck a 1984 Oldsmobile at 60 mph, said First Sgt. Tracy…

Deputy recovering after motorcycle crash

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A Lincoln County Sheriff’s lieutenant, injured in a motorcycle crash last week, is on the road to recovery. Around 4 p.m. Friday, a vehicle driven by Brandy Leigh Dellinger, 28, of Stanley, was making a left turn into 636 N. Aspen St., when she pulled into the path of a…

Officer cleared in grazing of pedestrian

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An officer accused of grazing a teen with a patrol car last week has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to Lincolnton Police Chief Rodney Jordan. On July 21, a patrol car driving by Officer Brent Heavner was traveling southbound on the N.C. 150 bypass grazed a person walking in…

North Brook Elementary care program faces cutbacks

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North Brook Elementary School’s before-and-after-school care program could cost the school system $22,800 yearly if it continues as is. To prevent the loss, school officials have decided to keep the site open, but to lower staffing in order to save costs. At the start of the school year, instead of…

Off-duty deputy injured in motorcycle crash

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A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital after police say he was in an motorcycle accident Friday afternoon while off-duty. Around 4 p.m., a vehicle driven by Brandy Leigh Dellinger, 28, of Stanley, attempted to make a left turn into 636 N. Aspen St., when she pulled into…

Jordan voted to new term as real estate board chair

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Marsha Jordan of Lincolnton has been reelected chairman of the N.C. Real Estate Commission for the 2010-11 term beginning Aug. 1. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Jordan entered the real estate business in 1986. She is the owner of Apple Realty in Lincolnton, a graduate of the Realtor…

Request for haunted house permit withdrawn

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A request to operate a haunted house in Lincolnton has been withdrawn, said Lincolnton Planning Director Laura Simmons. Denise Propst originally requested a conditional use permit to operate a temporary haunted house during the month of October. The haunted house would have been at 564 S. Grove St. Ext. at…