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Summer reading fun

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Church Briefs

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LIGHTHOUSE VBS The Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have Vacation Bible School from 4-6 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. SOUTHSIDE VBS Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will have their Vacation Bible School, Boomerang Express from 6-8:30 p.m. this evening.…

Around Town 6/26/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

LCHA campers try to solve an archaeological mystery

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Campers at the Lincoln Historical Association’s archaeology camp have spent the past two weeks sifting through dirt to discover pieces of the past. “We have no idea why this house would be here, who was living here,” said January Porter, curator of archeology and collections at the LCHA. “It could…

102ND BIRTHDAY

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Long Shoals Graduates

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Preschool Graduates

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Marijuana plant gets deputies’ attention

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Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a disturbance call around 3 a.m. Sunday got more than they had bargained for. While responding to reports of the possible assault of a man at a residence on Stanley Drive in Lincolnton, deputies uncovered what appeared to be a marijuana plant, said Jon Mayhew, public…

Concert to help officer with his medical bills

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host a benefit concert next month for one of its own. In April, Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Frye, 22, was initially hospitalized for dehydration following tryouts for the S.W.A.T. Team, said Sgt. Jordan Cody. “He was in the Intensive Care Unit for about two weeks,”…

Crews work round the clock to shore up sewage plant

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A recent malfunction in the county’s sewer system had workers putting in extra hours for several days at the Forney Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant. County public works interim director Barry McKinnon said the system’s two pumps got clogged earlier this month. The pumps each sit on two rails, but…