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Lawing household has special furniture

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A lot of the furniture in Tony and Margaret Lawing’s Lincoln County home is special. It didn’t come from a furniture store, or even an antique store. It came from Tony Lawing’s workshop. “It’s just an interest,” said Lawing of the hobby that has filled up his house with handcrafted…

Three charged with conspiracy

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Three people were arrested Monday at a local store on charges of conspiracy, larceny and fraud. Lynette Hudson, 39, was charged with felonies for identity theft conspiracy, conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense and identity theft. Shawn Robinson, 30, and Everette Lee Hunt, 46, Charlotte, were charged with felonies…

Three hurt in accident

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Three people were sent to the hospital in a Thursday afternoon accident on East Main Street. Around 3:30 p.m. a 1987 Chevrolet driven by Samantha Chauntau Mooney, 20, Dallas, pulled in front of a 2007 Chevy truck traveling east, authorities said. Jose Antonio Mateo, 32, Texas, and passenger, Rita Mateo,…

Grand opening

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Commissioners OK emergency plan

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From manmade and natural disasters to pandemics and epidemics, county emergency responders have updated how they will handle a host of emergency scenarios if a catastrophe strikes locally. County Commissioners Monday adopted the plan. Funded with a $20,000 grant and nearly a year’s worth of work, the plan helps county…

Rescuers find missing man

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The search for a missing man who walked away from Boger City Rest Home midday Thursday came to an end around 1:30 a.m. today He was found unharmed. Rescue crews who had been searching for the man in his late 40s found the man on the way back to the…

Living the sweet life

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Patrick Duschel (above), owner of Creative Cakes in Lincolnton, works on the details on a school bus he made with two sheet cakes and buttercream frosting. Pictured below is a cake he made for a baby shower. Ron McCann / LTN Photo He agonizes over concepts, slaves away in the…

Software, Web design new business’ specialty

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Cobblesoft International owner Richard J. Stevenson sells his software to large corporations thousands of miles away from his new home in Lincolnton. West Virginia University and Cybershift Inc. are two big names that have benefited from his Helpdesk software. “I like designing solutions,” Stevenson said. “That’s what it boils down…

Dresses sewn with skill, love

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Mary Keener, 87, knows the joy of a well-made dress. As a child, she sewed garments for her dolls, and when she was 15, she declared she wanted to make a dress for herself. Her mother forbade her, but Keener did it anyway. From there, Keener was hooked. Not only…

105th birthday

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Sallie Mae Parker’s 105th birthday was celebrated with a party Wednesday at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. Above, she reads a card given to her by her nephew. Left, she plays Chinese Checkers with her sister, Paulene Turner, who visits her every day. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…