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Burglars primed in vacation time

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School is out and many families are taking summer vacation. Lt. Hal Kluttz of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said it’s important for Lincoln County residents to protect their homes and properties while out of town. In 2007, Lincoln County residents reported more than 600 burglaries and larcenies between June…

Around Town 6/13/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. LHS 45th…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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BIBLE SCHOOL Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4136 Mount Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, will have vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 16-20. The theme is “Power Lab: Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power.” To pre-register, go to mtpumc.org and click on the VBS icon. For more information, call…

36th Street adds a downtown location

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Anyone who’s driven around Lincolnton’s court square in the past couple months may have noticed some mysterious signs in the windows of what used to be Ramseur’s Sandwich Shop. One of the signs read, “Guess who’s coming to downtown?” The answer is 36th Street Bakery, Cafй and Catering. Owner Rick…

Camp devoted to bugs

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For children who love all things creepy and crawly, Lincoln County 4-H provides the perfect way to spend the summer: catching bugs. “We’re just going to run around and see how many we can capture,” said Fran Senters with Lincoln County 4-H, which is organizing the bug-focused camp. “They’ll get…

Christian camp seeks people in need

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A Lincolnton Christian ministry will spend its 21st summer offering free assistance to those in need of minor repairs around their homes. Carolina Cross Connection – a non-profit Christian outreach ministry based in Lincolnton – will be working this summer to aid residents in western North Carolina. “The staff and…

Members of the teen board honored for publoic service

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The United Way of Lincoln County honored members of its Teen Board for their hard work and dedication. A banquet was held at Lincoln Country Club, where Matt Rosskamp and Jessica Beasley were recognized for their time spent volunteering at the United Way. After being nominated by someone in the…

Dellinger honored

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A total of 760 cited during Lincoln Click It or Ticket

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Traffic and criminal violations totaled more than 700 in Lincoln County during the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign. “More than 15,000 drivers and passengers were cited [statewide] for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during the [May 19 to June 1] campaign,” Sondra Artis, senior assistant press secretary…

North Lincoln band members earn awards

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The North Lincoln Band of Knights recently recognized students for exemplary performance and attitude during the 2007-08 school year. Flautist, head drum major and All-American Band participant Molly Underwood won the John Phillip Sousa Award, the highest honor given by the NLHS band. Max Gratzer, Zack Reedy and Lucy Thomas…