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Labor Dept. honors companies for safety

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Fourteen Lincoln County organizations were recognized for their outstanding safety records. The N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL) presented its Safety Awards to the organizations, consisting of private firms and public agencies, at a banquet, cosponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday night. NCDOL Commissioner Cherie Berry presented…

Suspect description released in Lowesville drug store robbery

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Authorities are on the lookout for man accused of robbing an East Lincoln drug store Wednesday evening. The man entered the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, located at 108 N.C. 16 S., near Lowesville, around 5:30 p.m. and took about $280 from the cash register, Sheriff’s Detective Mark Stamey said. “The suspect may…

Crouse boy cast in movie

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A pint-sized, blue-eyed boy from Crouse will be starring in the Farrelly Brothers next movie. Landon Riddle, 5, traveled with his family to Atlanta on March 24 to film scenes of Hall Pass, which stars Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Jenna Fisher of The Office and Rob Moran of…

Church Activities

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THEOLOGY CLASSES The Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology is taking registrations for fall semester classes. For more information, call (704) 732-1131. HOLY WEEK SERVICES St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located 321 N. Cedar St., in Lincolnton, will hold a service with Solemn Collects at 7 p.m. this evening. The historic…

Ministry helps out with Easter baskets

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Lorraine Garcia normally makes Easter baskets for her three children. But this year, East Lincoln Christian Ministry has made baskets for her two youngest children, ages two and three. Garcia will only worry about making a basket for her oldest child, a 12-year-old girl. “We have been going through some…

Dog program helps inmates make new start

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Chris Dennis didn’t learn his lesson the first time he ended up in prison. But thanks to the help of two dogs, Payton and Oliver, now Dennis, 38, is ready to change his ways. He will be released from Gaston Correctional Center next March. “Last time, I went out of…

Miss East Lincoln Speedway

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Restaurant hosts benefit to support anti-cancer effort

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Eating at Westlake Restaurant Monday will benefit the American Cancer Society. The Denver-based restaurant and East Lincoln Relay for Life’s Team Fishing for a Cure are hosting Cookin’ for the Cure from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Restaurant owners Gus and Sienna Beligrinis will donate all proceeds from that day…

Seniors’ creative work honored

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Lincoln County participants received a total of 35 medals at the Cleveland County SilverArts 2010 Awards Presentation March 26 at the Neal Senior Center in Shelby. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years…

Collecting items for Haiti

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