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Contraband checkpoint bags four on pot charges

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Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections conducted a contraband checkpoint at the Lincoln County Correctional Center Sunday. Traffic Safety Officer, Tyson Rogers and his K-9, Kilo, hit on four vehicles leading to citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The following people were issued citations:…

Pastor bestows harmony in church

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The Rev. Ken Jones retired in January. At least, he thought he did. “God had other plans,” Jones said. “And I failed retirement.” The same day Jones retired as senior pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lincolnton, another Lincolnton Church, Lincoln Avenue Baptist, contacted him. Lincoln Avenue’s pastor search committee…

Around Town 11/9/2007

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UFO NETWORK MEETS The 63rd meeting of the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Charlotte, 401 East Arrowood Road. The first speaker will be Don Cooper, a retired minister and field investigator. He will speak on unusual happenings…

From the ground up

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Company provides coating

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What do military forces, the oil industry, marine vessels, and motorsports have in common? At first glance, you would think nothing. But they all use a company located at the Denver Industrial Park. Calico Coatings provides industries with a special coating that reduces everyday wear and tear on parts. Calico…

Lincoln potter recognized nationally

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After 20 years working in the textile and apparel industry, Kimbrell Frazier decided to go out on a limb and open her own pottery shop. Now, her work can be seen in 28 galleries and shops in 12 states. It has also been accepted in the American Craft Council Baltimore…

Artist loves to push envelope

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Karen Banker thinks in big concepts. “There are no rules. It’s wide open. It’s full of possibilities,” Banker said of abstract art. “I like to push the envelope, and I think that’s true of me in life.” Banker’s one-woman show “Vibrant Silence” is on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Scouting for food

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Area Boy Scouts will be out in full force Saturday working to help the hungry. Approximately 600 scouts will be out in Lincoln County, Cherryville, Stanley and Mt. Holly putting up door hangers asking for donations. On Nov. 17, the same scouts will go door to door picking up non-perishable…

Ministry kicks off Christmas Fund

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Organizers of the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County Christmas Fund spend the holiday season worrying about meeting the needs of the community. “We do a lot of praying this time of year, and we do a lot of working on faith,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. For six weeks, organizers…

Honoring organ donors

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Chrissie Redding (above), mother of organ donor Sadie Redding, places flowers beside her daughter’s stone in the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln’s memorial garden. The garden, which is next to the hospital’s chapel, received seven new stones (below) during a service Tuesday afternoon. They are in honor of organ donors Redding, Dylan…