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Church Briefs

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GOSPEL SINGING Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton, will have a gospel singing 7 p.m. Saturday. The Parables of Christ from Conover will be the featured group. Everyone is welcome to attend. CEDAR GROVE HOURS Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Church Road, Vale, will change to summer…

Around Town 6/5/2009

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THE PURPLE SHOE The Purple Shoe Thrift Store, 214 E. Main St., Lincolnton, will have a Fill the Bag for $5 Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Customers will have the opportunity to fill the provided brown bag with clothing items.…

State poster contest winner combines love of animals, art

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy has won the North Carolina Endangered Species Poster Competition for the second year in a row. Kobe Goldin, who is home-schooled, won the state contest for his age division both this year and in 2008. The year before he received an honorable mention. “I’m nuts for…

Dogwood Queen promotes organ donor awareness

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The 2009 Carolina Dogwood Queen has a close personal connection to her organ-donor awareness platform. Laura Page, 24, was a close family friend of the Reddings when they lost their daughter, Sadie, in a car wreck in 2007. One year later, she read a story about Sadie’s death in a…

YMCA’s Denver camp searching for a site, but will open June 15

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Lincoln County Family YMCA’s Denver summer camp will no longer take place at St. James Elementary School. “We’re still running it, but we’re searching for another site,” said Julie Foreman, senior family services director. All Lincoln County Schools’ buildings will be closed on Fridays during the summer to save money.…

Lincoln County soldiers first to fire Excalibur precision artillery round

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SGT. ROBERT JORDAN Special to the LTN ———————————— BAGHDAD — North Carolina Guardsmen of Battery A, 113th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, became the first National Guard crew to fire an Excalibur precision artillery round in Iraq at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, May 21. The…

Sherrills Ford man held in shooting

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A 21-year-old accused of shooting a Sherrills Ford man Friday morning was arrested Tuesday in Mecklenburg County. Dominic Reashonne Carr, 21, 1535 Kingston Drive, Kannapolis, is accused of shooting Derrick Mullis, 20, in the back at the victim’s Bach Trail residence, said Chief Deputy Coy Reid with the Catawba County…

Police charge 2 in theft of four-wheeler

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Two men accused of stealing a four-wheeler from an East Sumner Street residence last month are facing felony charges. Police say that a confidential informant reported seeing a man named Herbie riding a stolen four-wheeler in the Oaklawn Community on the night of May 20. The information told police that…

Digging for wastewater

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While times are tough now for developers and builders in east Lincoln County, many are looking to the future — specifically 15 months into the future. In addition to hopes that a national economic recovery will be well under way by then, October of 2010 is the projected finish date…

Carter brings high school experience to Cardinals

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DENVER — As a sophomore, Jake Carter witnessed firsthand what experience can do for a team. Carter was a member of the East Lincoln Mustangs baseball team that won the 2009 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference championship. After aiding the Mustangs to their first SPC baseball title since 2001, he now…