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Engagement: Shrum, Lee

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Jennifer Michelle Shrum and Christopher Anthony Lee announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Jennifer is the daughter of Burl and Cindy Shrum of Lincolnton. She is a 2005 graduate of Lincolnton High School and a 2009 graduate of UNC-Wilmington. She is currently employed at Kohl’s. Chris is the son of…

SERVPRO announces hitting $1B revenue mark

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A Lincoln County business says its franchise system experienced solid growth in 2009, despite the economic turmoil and deep recession. SERVPRO of Lincoln/N. Gaston Counties hit the $1 billion revenue mark for the first time in its 40-year history. The company is part of the nationwide system of more than…

Church Activities

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EVENT CANCELED The senior citizens breakfast scheduled for Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church has been canceled due to weather conditions. BIBLE STUDY Southside Baptist Church will have a Bible study based on the book, “Fearless,” at 11 a.m. each Sunday through March 14. For more information, call the church office…

Around Town 2/5/2010

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SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Farmer Terracing Scholarship is available to all high school seniors in Lincoln County. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors and at the Extension Office. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 1. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8450. WINTER…

Klein launches painting business

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A Lincoln County Commissioner has started a new venture that will allow him to continue helping others. Commissioner Jim Klein has started Lakeside 360 Painting, a franchise of 360 Painting Inc. The company offers interior and exterior painting services for residential and commercial projects. “I like helping people accomplish something,”…

Five Generations

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Vale man crashes into flagpole on square

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Authorities say a West Lincoln man suffered a medical condition prior to crashing into a flagpole on Monday. Lincolnton Police responded to the Courthouse Square just after 11 a.m., when a man crashed his truck into a flagpole within the Courthouse grounds. Barry Alan Houser, 49, of Vale, was traveling…

Police give description of man wanted in holdup

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Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Lincolnton convenience store at gunpoint. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27, a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Police Detective C.M. McGinley said. After seeing a semi-automatic handgun, the…

Cherryville man charged with touching young girl

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A Cherryville man was arrested last week after police said he inappropriately touched a young girl in a grocery store parking lot. Jason Michael Wells, 32, was arrested Friday in connection with a Jan. 12 incident at the Food Lion, Cherryville Police Lt. Mike Allred said. Police say that Wells…

Gates Auction and Realty expands into East Lincoln

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While some real estate offices are shutting down, Robert Gates’ business continues to grow. Gates, co-owner of Gates Auction and Realty in Lincolnton, a franchise of United Country Real Estate, has opened a second office, United Country — Lake Norman Real Estate, in Denver. Gates said his company has experienced…