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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…

Denver author shares stories of miracles

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George Wallin wanted to write a book about his friend, Jim Mahan. But Mahan beat him to it. Mahan, a Denver resident, is writing Miracles and Inspiration, One Life to Live, a story that chronicles his life as businessman, father and motivational speaker. Mahan started working on the book shortly…

Early football camp teaches youngsters the fundamentals

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs football camp could just be the most complete camp for young children who wish to excel at football at the next level. Just ask Nick Savoie, 13, of Denver who said the coaching stood out to him. “The coaching comes straight from high school…

Around Town 6/24/2009

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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…

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…