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Huge brush fire scorches 20 acres off Reepsville Road

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A massive brush fire kept local firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon. “Someone was burning brush and it just got away from them,” said Bob Scronce, former chief of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. “It ended up burning about 20 acres.” The fire, located behind Daniels Lutheran Church on Reepsville Road, took…

Former Lincolnton doctor convicted again in death of friend

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MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – A former North Carolina doctor whose own attorney called him a liar and adulterer was convicted anew Thursday of murdering his best friend three decades ago so he could marry the friend’s wife. A jury convicted Dr. Stephen Scher, now 67, of first-degree murder in the…

Project Child Find identifies children with special needs

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Programs for children with special needs are available through Lincoln County Schools even if the child is too young to attend school. “Project Child Find” identifies infants through 21-year-olds with disabilities who may need special education or other services. The program targets children with special needs who are not receiving…

Around Town 3/14/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6 to 9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be…

Stick women and abstract landscapes on display at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Gail Little (above) stands with one of her stick women. Left, Roger Steele (below), an abstract artist, talks to Rick Dudley at the opening of the two shows. Chris Dean / LTN Photo “Gloaming Into Dark” by Roger Steele is one of the prints on display. Chris Dean / LTN…

Pastor publishes book on authentic spirituality

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Dr. Charles Brown, who is retired from serving as senior pastor at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, believes people need more than ritual and routine to gain connection with God. Brown’s recently released book, “Papa’s Voice: Rekindling Your Relationship with Papa-God,” addresses people’s need for intimacy with the divine. “It’s…

Dellinger trial set for this month

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A well-known Lincoln County man will head to court this month for a crime committed more than four years ago. Gwynn Radeker, Lincoln County district attorney, says that the “trial for Tim Dellinger will be on the March 24 court calendar.” Dellinger, 47, Stanley, faces 18 felony counts of possession…

Senior guard says this year was her best

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Sonny Marthers, a former senior guard for the 2008 Southern Piedmont Conference champion Lady Mustangs, has improved her game over the years according to head coach Deidrea LeGrand. Marthers said she feels the same, saying she realized her senior year was her best since joining the team four years ago.…

Applications accepted for community grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation is looking for area non-profit organizations in need of $1,500. Applications are being accepted for its 2008 Competitive Grant Program. Money will be given to both “seed projects” and existing programs. “They obviously need to address a community need,” said Karen Coppadge, grants specialist for…

Coffee shop offers books, adds culture

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An old coffee shop recently got a facelift and has become a cultural hot spot in Denver. Cool Beans and Sweet Things, formally Sweet Things Coffee Shop, is no longer just a place to get a cup of coffee. “You can get coffee and desserts anywhere … it’s not a…