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Police seeking tips on hold-up

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Lincolnton Police are asking for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed a convenience store Wednesday night. Around 11:23 p.m., a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Officer R. Harrington reported. A witness told police the…

Around Town 1/29/2010

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RECYCLING PROGRAM Today is the last day to register for the Extension and Community Association’s program on recycling. The program will begin 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call the NC Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8461. HOT DOG BENEFIT The…

Church Briefs

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QUARTET The Chapel Grove Quartet will perform 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-7108. BAPTIST MEN’S DAY Faith Baptist Church, located at 5194 Old Plank Road in Iron Station, will have a Baptist Men’s Day beginning…

Arts Council announces winners of annual competition

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The winner of the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 2010 Amateur Photography Competition didn’t pick up a camera until he was 65 years old. Now 74, he’s won his second Best in Show award for his photograph “Crab Tree Falls One.” “I bought the first (camera) off the Internet for…

Generation Bean opens for business in Boger City

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Generation Bean’s name seems to fit its customer base pretty well. Young people order coffee, pull out their laptops and surf the Internet. Mothers bring in their children for a chocolate chip cookie or slice of cake. A group of local, older men come in every morning, grab some breakfast…

Warning: second-hand shopping can become incredibly addictive

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Hello. My name is Sarah, and I’m a thrift-store-aholic. Most people like to buy things new. They like to go into stores, easily find what they want and then purchase the items. They want to be the very first owners of these new things. I, on the other hand, cannot…

Charter school expansion under way

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Lincoln County Charter School’s Denver campus has started a $1.2 million expansion. The campus’ high school will be adding six classrooms, additional physical education space and additional seating for school and sports events. “The expansion is to handle new growth plus future growth that we will be experiencing,” said Dave…

Fire safety laws changed this month

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With a new year comes new laws and regulations. Fire officials are spreading the word that there are several updated fire safety laws to better protect families. “It’s important that we get the word out because many of these laws will help save lives,” Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell…

DOT helps Denver reclaim identity

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It seems that Denver has gotten its identity back with the placement of one sign. “I feel like Denver should be recognized,” said local resident Terry Brotherton. “I would hate to run around all my life without having a name.” A “Denver” sign once stood at the intersection of Campground…

Christian ventriloquist brings show to Denver

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Steve Brogan is no dummy, but you might say some of his co-workers are. The comic ventriloquist is bringing his family-friendly show to Salem United Methodist Church on Friday. “My show will include all comedy with several different ventriloquial figures,” he said. “Most people call them dummies, but they prefer…