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Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

Walking In The Rain

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Brian Center receives 2 awards

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Lincolnton’s Brian Center has been honored recently with two awards: one from within the company and one from the American Health Care Association. And Judy Smith, facility administrator, couldn’t be prouder. “Only 23 were awarded within the United States,” Smith said of the Step II award presented by AHCA. According…

Sheriff’s Department wins Best Dress uniform contest

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Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the “Kids and Cops” event in Forest City. The July 25 event was geared toward kids and their families. Forest City officials said the program allowed an opportunity for children and their parents to “learn about the different departments that…

Morrell widow extends her appreciation

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It’s been about a month since Farrell “Sack” Morrell lost his battle with brain cancer. Now his widow, Darlene Morrell, wants to let the community know how much she appreciates all the support she’s been given. “I just want to thank everybody for their prayers, their cards and their support,”…

Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles…

Around Town 8/1/2008

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LIONS CLUB Frances Coats, director of the McCune Center Assisted Living Center owned by the Lions of North Carolina, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club August meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan’s Steakhouse. Vice District Marti Hill also will be making an official visit. A short Board…

Southern Charms Wines opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Two families have opened a new store on Main Street in an effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur co-own Southern Charm Wines, a unique shop that specializes in wines and handcrafted gifts. “We were all at Myrtle Beach in November…

Apple Queen contestants announced

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors. A total of 15 girls will participate. “We have some really good contestants,”…

Diane’s Bakery makes variety of very sweet treats

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Children who go to the Lincoln County Farmers Market may not know baker Diane Hawkins’ name, but they sure know her merchandise. “I’m either ‘the cookie lady’ or ‘the muffin lady,’” Hawkins said of what her young customers call her. Hawkins runs Diane’s Bakery out of her certified kitchen in…