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2nd suspect charged in cashing of stolen checks

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Sheriff’s detectives have made a second arrest in a stolen checks case reported last month. Denise Page Whitesides, 36, of 1577 Arden Road in Lincolnton, was arrested Monday on five felony counts of forgery of an endorsement and one count of larceny. The alleged victim filed a report on March…

Denver toddler drowns in family swimming pool

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A three-year-old Denver boy has died after his father found him face down in the family swimming pool, Monday afternoon. Drew Michael Williams was dangling his feet in the water while his father was doing yard work at their Smith Cove Road residence. When his father saw Drew near the…

Around Town 4/12/2010

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COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. this evening at the Oaklawn Center. THEATRE AUDITIONS The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday and Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Be prepared to do a cold reading from…

Egg Hunters

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New before-and-after-school care business came from pastor’s vision

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A new childcare program, focused on providing reasonable rates and quality care, has opened in Lincolnton. The Alpha & Omega Before and After School Program, known as Alpha & Omega for short, has recently opened at Without Walls Deliverance Center next week. Although the childcare facility is separate from the…

Aldridges featured at bluegrass festival

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The sweethearts of bluegrass now have a Lincoln County music festival named after them. “We want the festival to grow along with everything we’re doing,” said Darin Aldridge. The Darin and Brooke Aldridge Bluegrass Festival will take place today and tomorrow at 5799 Coot Williams Road. It’s the festival’s third…

Around Town 4/9/2010

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BARBECUE The Iron Station Church of God, located at 5467 N.C. 27 E., will have a barbecue fundraiser until 2 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. TICKET SALES The Caremor Family Pharmacy Relay for Life team will begin pre-sales Saturday for a race at the…

All Points Realty finding location makes a difference

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All Points Realty broker-in-charge Sheila Rudisill has seen how the company`s move is making a difference in the community. The full-service residential and commercial real estate firm moved last month from 233 1/2 E. Main St. to 117 E. Main St. last. All Points was at its former location for…

Middle school students learning to love running

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When Lincolnton Middle School teacher Brian Soash was a middle school student himself, he gave running a try. “I was awful,” Soash said. His coach agreed and told Soash’s parents “Some people are runners and some people are not, and your son is not a runner.” Soash found those words…

4-H students take learn the art of wool

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Home-schooled students pressed water onto wool in hopes of creating colorful felt purses Tuesday. “To some people, it may be a lost art, but there are still people who value it,” said April Dillon, 4-H director. The wool art class was taught by 71-year old Charlene Hager, who has been…