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Daisies spend a day on the farm

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Ban on texting while driving goes into effect

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Law enforcement officers are eyeing drivers more carefully as the new law prohibiting driving while texting came in effect Tuesday statewide. By making it illegal to text message or send e-mails while driving, state officials are hoping the roadways will be safer for drivers. In June, Governor Bev Perdue signed…

Cyclist hopes someone saw hit-and-run crash

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A Catawba County man, injured in a hit and run, is asking for someone to come forward with information about a vehicle that struck him while cycling over the weekend. Bryan Cable of the Mountain View area told the Times-News that he was traveling South on Hickory-Lincolnton Highway just before…

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…

Artist plans her first show since moving to Denver

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Diane Pike did not know that her first painting class would change her life. “I think I was surprised at the passion it unleashed,” she said. “All I wanted to do was paint.” This weekend, Pike will show off more than 50 oil paintings at her first open house since…

Around Town 11/30/2009

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REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church, located in the 200 block of Bethel Church Road, will have a revival 6 p.m. this evening. The Rev. Clay Ledford will be the guest preacher. Everyone is welcome to attend. QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will have their annual Christmas party from 10…

Wedding – Caldwell, Cash

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Katie Anne Caldwell and Brian Tyler Cash exchanged marriage vows Nov. 7, 2009 at the home of the bride. The Rev. Grady Parker officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Donna Caldwell of Lincolnton and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ledford, Mr. and Mrs.…

Wedding – Morrison, Ingle

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Wendy Dawn Morrison and Garrett Michael Ingle exchanged marriage vows November 1, 2009 at Mull`s Chapel. Rev. Percy officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Garry and Ann Morrison of Vale. Grandparents are Donald and Maxine Morrison. She is currently attending CVCC for Elementary Education. She…

Family Dollar opens its second Lincolnton store

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Family Dollar, offering items for less than $10, has opened a second location in Lincolnton. The new store, boasting 8,700 square feet, offers a full assortment of expanded consumable products, such as household and food products, many from name-brand companies that are found in national grocery stores. The difference is…