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Police give description of man wanted in holdup

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Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Lincolnton convenience store at gunpoint. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27, a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Police Detective C.M. McGinley said. After seeing a semi-automatic handgun, the…

Cherryville man charged with touching young girl

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A Cherryville man was arrested last week after police said he inappropriately touched a young girl in a grocery store parking lot. Jason Michael Wells, 32, was arrested Friday in connection with a Jan. 12 incident at the Food Lion, Cherryville Police Lt. Mike Allred said. Police say that Wells…

Gates Auction and Realty expands into East Lincoln

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While some real estate offices are shutting down, Robert Gates’ business continues to grow. Gates, co-owner of Gates Auction and Realty in Lincolnton, a franchise of United Country Real Estate, has opened a second office, United Country — Lake Norman Real Estate, in Denver. Gates said his company has experienced…

Meeting to plan Denver decor for holidays

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A community meeting to discuss Christmas decorations for Denver will take place Monday. Terry Brotherton, Jerry Dellinger and Ray Cloninger are organizing the meeting, which will discuss the possibility of decorating Denver for Christmas next year. But before any plans can be made, Brotherton, Dellinger and Cloninger want to see…

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Engagement: Duren, Beard

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Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Duren of Stanley announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Duren to Adam McCall Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Beard of Lincolnton. Kristen, a graduate of East Gaston High School, is currently attending Gaston College. She is employed by Touched By An Angel…

Detectives seek tips on trailer theft

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Detectives are asking for information on a person who took a utility trailer from an East Lincoln business last month. Around 7 a.m. Jan. 23, a 12-foot, black utility trailer was taken from Superior Power Products, located at 3840 N.C. 16 in Denver, Detective Matt Burgess said in a news…

Around Town 2/1/2010

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SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Farmer Terracing Scholarship is available to all high school seniors in Lincoln County. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors and at the Extension Office. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 1. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8450. LHS…

Around Town 1/29/2010

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RECYCLING PROGRAM Today is the last day to register for the Extension and Community Association’s program on recycling. The program will begin 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call the NC Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8461. HOT DOG BENEFIT The…

Church Briefs

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QUARTET The Chapel Grove Quartet will perform 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-7108. BAPTIST MEN’S DAY Faith Baptist Church, located at 5194 Old Plank Road in Iron Station, will have a Baptist Men’s Day beginning…