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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…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Lincoln Co. women injured in alleged road rage incident

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Two local women were taken to a Charlotte hospital after troopers say a man slammed into their van in a fit of road rage Saturday evening near McAddenville. Robert Samples, 29, of Rock Hill, S.C., the driver of a white BMW, had a minor collision with a mini van just…

Floats are getting ready for Denver Christmas parade

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Raye Watson-Smyth wants to win at least one, if not more, trophies in the Denver Christmas Parade. Watson-Smyth, queen of the Bling Bats in Red Hats of North Carolina, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, is among 93 entries, roughly 1,500 participants, in the parade, sponsored by the East…