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Denver Fire shares Christmas cheer with local kids

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Custom wheel business booming for Lincolnton’s Ride-A-Bike shop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Bicycle enthusiasts looking to take their sport to the next level can secure customized wheels at Lincolnton’s Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop. Manager Calvin Stiles completes all the customized work through a brand he established four years ago called “No Gas Wheels.” The brand caters to a local…

Christmas Day fire displaces family

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two unrelated holiday house fires destroyed at least one residence this week in Lincoln County. On Wednesday, while families relaxed in their homes, savoring the last few hours of Christmas Day, a family of seven watched their home burn to pieces on Ivey Meadow Lane in…

Criminal Charges — 12-27-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Manfred Gert Porsch, 53, of 1083 Oakbrook Ln. in Denver was charged Dec. 23 with one count each of DWI and driving after having consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol. A $1,000 bond was set. Bobby Ray Blankenship, 24, of 151…

Around Town — 12-30-13

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SATURDAY Church concert Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host The Gospelaires, from Mooresville, and The Childers Family, from Lincolnton, in concert at 6 p.m. A love offering will be collected during the event. For more information, call (704) 618-9762. MONDAY Winter camp Lincoln County Parks &…

Obituaries — 12-27-13

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Catherine Lucille Byers Avery  Mrs. Catherine Lucille Byers Avery, age 89, of 782 Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road in Lincolnton died Thursday, December 26, 2013. Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Messiah United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Methodist Cemetery.…

Tournament time

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Peoples Bank kicks off at WL By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The Peoples Bank Holiday Clash is back this year and returns with the same field as it had in 2013. Boys and girls teams from Bandys, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln will convene at West Lincoln beginning today.…

EL hosts annual Winter Jam

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Both the boys and girls basketball teams at East Lincoln open their annual post-Christmas tournament with the hopes of erasing last year’s sub-par showings. The 24th annual East Lincoln Winter Jam tips off at 1 p.m. today with eight boys and girls teams convening on…

Calendar — 12/27/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. For full holiday tournament schedules, see Page 5: Today Basketball East Lincoln Winter…

A Christmas day blaze displaced a family of seven in eastern Lincoln County

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer    While families relaxed cozy in their homes Wednesday evening savoring the last hours of Christmas Day, seven eastern Lincoln County residents watched their home burn to pieces. East Lincoln Fire Department responded first to the blazing incident just after 6:30 p.m. at Ivey…