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Teen faces charges in fatal accident

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One 16-year-old died and another 16-year-old faces charges. Ryan Seth Hoyle of Newton was charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by a vehicle in a Thursday crash on Zur Leonard Road in Lincoln County, according to Highway Patrol officials. His passenger, Donald Tyler Howton, also 16, died…

DECA students plan Pink Knight

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students at North Lincoln High School are making sure their whole community knows it. North Lincoln’s chapter of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi Association), an Association of Marketing Students, has organized Pink Knight Friday at North Lincoln’s home football game against Cherryville High School.…

Sheriff offers reflective laces

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In an effort to keep children safe this Halloween, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is offering reflective shoelaces beginning Oct. 18. These laces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Trick or treat at your local district…

100th birthday

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50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children and grandchildren Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. Thompson is the former Doris K. Rhyne. The couple was married Sept. 29, 1957 in Spruce Pine. He is a retired magistrate.…

Kiwanis Club induction

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Two Dimensions hits new level

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When Scott Smith started playing DJ over a decade ago, he was doing just that, playing. Now, it’s what he does for a living. “I got started back in February of ’92,” Smith said. “It started out as a hobby.” According to Smith, his parents were involved in a Lincolnton…

Around Town 10/15/2007

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HOT DOG SALE The High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department will have a hot dog sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The fire department is located at 110 Thompkins St. in High Shoals. Plates are $3.75 and include two hot dogs, beans and chips. Hot dogs are $1 each. There…

NAACP event is Saturday night

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The NAACP looks forward to an elegant evening of feasting, bestowing honors and hearing an admired speaker Saturday night. The annual Sam and Annie Bigger’s Scholarship Banquet is the only fundraiser the Lincoln County branch of the NAACP has. Despite the banquet’s move to a different location – Verdict Ridge…

Brain injury killed athlete

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North Lincoln Middle School athlete Will McLeod likely died from injuries as the result of blunt force head trauma, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenberg County medical examiner’s office. The 13-year-old suffered a subdural hematoma, or bleeding on top of the brain, and was declared dead at 6:22 a.m., Oct. 11, nearly…