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Lincolnton firefighters battle blazes at business, home

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton firefighters witnessed two serious fire calls earlier this week involving a residential outbuilding and a local industry building. Lincolnton Fire Department responded to South Fork Industries, located on Elm Grove Road, around 7 a.m. Monday, Chief Mitch Burgin said. Crews, assisted by North 321 Fire…

Police update description of robbery suspect’s car

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are still on the hunt for an armed robber who took money from a Lincoln County restaurant on Sunday. Based on video surveillance, officers said a 5-foot-10 black male with a slender build and dressed in all black clothing entered the Cookout restaurant on N.C.…

That’s an ugly Christmas sweater!

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Teacher Sheila Beeker shows off her sweater after winning the first Ugly Sweater competition at Lincolnton High School.…

Disney princesses visit LHS special needs class

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Obituaries — 12/24/13

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Bobby Gene Ward Mr. Bobby Gene Ward, age 74, of 170 Lake Sylvia Road in Lincolnton passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Massapoag Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Roger Franklin and Rev. Bill Stanley officiating. The family…

Notable News — 12/24/13

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Mr. Anthony Downs, of Waynesville, N.C., graduated Dec. 14 from Western Carolina University with bachelors’ degrees in biology and chemistry. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude. Downs plans to continue his schooling by pursuing a career in the medical field. He is married to Dr. Celeste J. Downs and is…

Criminal Charges — 12/24/13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brandon Jaron Propst, 24, of 123 Deaton Ave. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 19 with one count of communicating threats. An $800 secured bond was set. Donna Michelle Greene, 42, of 1834 Hines Cir. Rd. in Stanley was charged Dec. 19…

Around Town — 12/24/13

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TUESDAY Candlelight service   St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Candlelight service     Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 11 p.m. Christmas mass     Blessed John XXIII Ecumenical Church,…

Division Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncjobconnector.com to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, (704) 735-8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

Criminal Charges — 12-23-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jeffrey Scott Reep, 55, of 428 Hilltop Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 18 with one count each of assault on a female and non-physical assault. No bond was set. Donnie Scott Carpenter, 41, of 172 Enola Dr. in Shelby was…