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Ex-deputy guilty in bar assault

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A former Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy has been found guilty in the June assault of a man at a local bar. Bradley Warren Morrow, 25, of Lincolnton, was given a 30-day suspended sentence and 12 months of unsupervised probation, court officials said. In addition to probation, Morrow must complete 24…

Troopers shoot pit bull after lady bitten

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A pit bull was shot and killed by state troopers Monday after authorities said the animal charged at them and had bitten a woman in Denver. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the McDonald’s on N.C. 73 and located three pit bulls inside a vehicle behind…

If there’s bees, there’s…honey

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Greg Clements, a Denver resident and beekeeper, was the guest speaker for the East Lincoln Community Garden Club’s meeting this month. How much do bees weigh? How fast can bees fly? Do you extract your own honey? Does the queen bee ever leave her hive? Do you get stung a…

Bobcats communications chief talks with DABA

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A Charlotte Bobcats representative updated the community on the team at the Denver Area Business Association’s (DABA) Mega Networking Luncheon. Michael Thompson, director of corporate communications for the Bobcats, spoke at the luncheon last Tuesday. He said the National Basketball Association (NBA) team had gone through some down times, but…

Around Town 9/20/2010

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CRIME SURVEY Juvenile Justice and Law Enforcement agencies in Cleveland and Lincoln Counties are implementing strategies aimed at proactively dealing with potential gang problems in local schools and communities. The publics input is needed and would contribute to the overall assessment and program initiatives. To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MKGSWLB…

Parent University

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Engagement: Pennington, Henderson

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Brittany Rae Pennington and Joseph Colt Henderson announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Brittany is the daughter of Donald and Lori Pennington of Lincolnton. She is a 2008 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2010 graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary. Colt is…

Church Activities

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CONCERT New Vision Ministries, 661 Clarks Creek Road, Lincolnton, will hold an Apologetix concert beginning 8 p.m. tonight. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (704) 736-0902 or visit www.apologetix.com. CROUSE UMC Crouse United Methodist Church, at old N.C. 150 and Pleasant Grove Road, will celebrate its homecoming beginning…

Around Town 9/17/2010

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LAST MAN’S CLUB A Last Man’s Club, for World War II veterans, is being formed in Lincoln County. All those who are interested in joining should see James at Leatherman’s Barber Shop, 210 S. Academy St., Lincolnton. HANDICAP PARKING The Lincoln County Apple Festival has a limited amount of reserved…

New owners take over downtown coffee shop

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Miriah Truluck and Jacob Rhodes are the new owners of Fausto Coffee in downtown Lincolnton. The couple took ownership of the coffee shop Sept. 1. The Lincolnton residents have both worked in coffee shops for several years. “We were thinking about where we wanted to move and this would be…