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Teen faces charges in fatal accident

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One 16-year-old died and another 16-year-old faces charges. Ryan Seth Hoyle of Newton was charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by a vehicle in a Thursday crash on Zur Leonard Road in Lincoln County, according to Highway Patrol officials. His passenger, Donald Tyler Howton, also 16, died…

DECA students plan Pink Knight

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students at North Lincoln High School are making sure their whole community knows it. North Lincoln’s chapter of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi Association), an Association of Marketing Students, has organized Pink Knight Friday at North Lincoln’s home football game against Cherryville High School.…

Sheriff offers reflective laces

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In an effort to keep children safe this Halloween, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is offering reflective shoelaces beginning Oct. 18. These laces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Trick or treat at your local district…

100th birthday

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50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children and grandchildren Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. Thompson is the former Doris K. Rhyne. The couple was married Sept. 29, 1957 in Spruce Pine. He is a retired magistrate.…

Kiwanis Club induction

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Two Dimensions hits new level

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When Scott Smith started playing DJ over a decade ago, he was doing just that, playing. Now, it’s what he does for a living. “I got started back in February of ’92,” Smith said. “It started out as a hobby.” According to Smith, his parents were involved in a Lincolnton…

Around Town 10/17/2007

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REUNION The descendents of Ranue and Margaret Ledford Haynes will have a reunion at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Reepsville Baptist Church Fellowship Building. Bring a covered dish, old photographs and documents. Contact Sally Lane at (704) 462-2785 or Buster Haynes at (704) 732-0582 for more information. YARD SALE Daystar…

Dire prediction given on drought

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On the same day Gov. Mike Easley again called on all cities and citizens to halt all outside watering of lawns and other conservation measures, Lincoln’s director of public utilities gave a bleak assessment of the long-range forecast for the County. “The drought is extreme, exceptional, and it continues,” said…

Iron Station pupils on healthy mission

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Iron Station Elementary School’s PTA is on a mission to make healthy habits fun for their kids. In fact, Iron Station is doing so much to help elementary students develop healthy habits early that they won the Healthy Lifestyle Award from the National PTA. Friday, the PTA sponsored a Walk-a-Thon…