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Deputies seek tips on Cowan’s Ford, Iron Station thefts

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating property taken last month or any information that could lead to the arrest of the persons in connection with the crimes. On Nov. 13, between 9-9:15 a.m., an unknown person took items laying next to a vehicle at the Cowan’s Ford…

Around Town 12/7/2009

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TOY DRIVE The Denver Fire Department are collecting toys for their annual toy drive until Dec. 22. Monetary donations will also be accepted to provide assistance to the families of these children. Drop-off sites include: the fire department headquarters, Kidville Station and Webbs Station, Care Mor Pharmacy, Giovanni’s Pizza, Denver…

Backyard Buddies expands with move

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Backyard Buddies has moved to a new location, but still remains in Lincolnton. Owners Kathy and Jack Woodward opened the shop at 2426 E. Main St. in Lincolnton two years ago. “This is something I enjoy doing and it’s a fun business to get into,” Kathy Woodward said. More space…

Around Town 12/4/2009

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CANCELLATION The Lincoln Theatre Guild has canceled weekend auditions for “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof.” Auditions will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information, visit www.lincolntheatreguild.org. HOT DOG SALE South River Baptist Church, located on South River Road, will have a hot dog sale until 6 p.m.…

Cat Square Christmas Parade founders reminisce

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Former members of Trinity Lutheran Church’s youth group don’t all agree on why the Cat Square Christmas Parade started, but one thing is for sure – it was originally a joke. “Somebody said ‘Let’s have a parade,’ and everyone laughed,” said Beverly Mullen, wife of the Rev. Al Mullen. “Al…

Book examines county’s role in Revolutionary War

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Stephen Payseur of Iron Station was never very interested in history class during school. “It was always memorizing dates,” he said. “You’d have to memorize all those dates and take a test and proved you’d memorized it.” Local history, however, has been something he’s always loved. “I can go to…

Carriage rides available downtown

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The sounds of Christmas will fill downtown Lincolnton Friday and Saturday nights – holiday music, sleigh bells and the clip clop of horse’s hooves. “If you come to Lincolnton, and you go down Main Street in a horse and carriage and those sleigh bells a-jingling and the music playing and…

LEDA extends art show

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School board picks Beam as chair

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Rusty Beam was elected as chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Education with a unanimous Wednesday night at its December meeting. Beam has been a member of the board for seven years and has served as vice chairman twice. “I feel like I’m ready,” he said. “I just feel…

More than 300 charged locally in crackdown

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that more than 83,000 people statewide were cited on traffic and criminal violations during the Thanksgiving holiday. Twenty-six state and local officers conducted five checkpoints in Lincoln County. These checkpoints led to 346 violations, which included four felony arrests. Operation Slow Down…