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Around Town 12/7/2009

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TOY DRIVE The Denver Fire Department are collecting toys for their annual toy drive until Dec. 22. Monetary donations will also be accepted to provide assistance to the families of these children. Drop-off sites include: the fire department headquarters, Kidville Station and Webbs Station, Care Mor Pharmacy, Giovanni’s Pizza, Denver…

Backyard Buddies expands with move

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Backyard Buddies has moved to a new location, but still remains in Lincolnton. Owners Kathy and Jack Woodward opened the shop at 2426 E. Main St. in Lincolnton two years ago. “This is something I enjoy doing and it’s a fun business to get into,” Kathy Woodward said. More space…

50th Anniversary

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Model Student

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School gets 2nd science, math grant

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St. James Elementary School has been awarded a grant from the Exxon/Mobil Education Alliance for the second year in a row. The $750 grant will go toward science and math supplies including calculators and meter sticks for fifth-grade students. . “It’s just a wonderful opportunity, and we’re just grateful for…

Deputies seek tips on Cowan’s Ford, Iron Station thefts

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating property taken last month or any information that could lead to the arrest of the persons in connection with the crimes. On Nov. 13, between 9-9:15 a.m., an unknown person took items laying next to a vehicle at the Cowan’s Ford…

More than 300 charged locally in crackdown

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that more than 83,000 people statewide were cited on traffic and criminal violations during the Thanksgiving holiday. Twenty-six state and local officers conducted five checkpoints in Lincoln County. These checkpoints led to 346 violations, which included four felony arrests. Operation Slow Down…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Around Town 12/4/2009

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CANCELLATION The Lincoln Theatre Guild has canceled weekend auditions for “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof.” Auditions will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information, visit www.lincolntheatreguild.org. HOT DOG SALE South River Baptist Church, located on South River Road, will have a hot dog sale until 6 p.m.…

Cat Square Christmas Parade founders reminisce

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Former members of Trinity Lutheran Church’s youth group don’t all agree on why the Cat Square Christmas Parade started, but one thing is for sure – it was originally a joke. “Somebody said ‘Let’s have a parade,’ and everyone laughed,” said Beverly Mullen, wife of the Rev. Al Mullen. “Al…