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Schools ahead of most on new CPR requirement

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   High school students across the state will soon be responsible for learning CPR and the Heimlich maneuver before being able to graduate, following a mandate from Gov. Bev Perdue. They’ll be joining Lincoln County students who already undergo the training. The new law was…

2nd armed robbery looks much like the first

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police are investigating the second armed robbery in less than a month outside the Little Caesar’s Pizza on East Main Street in Lincolnton. Details of the latest incident, which occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday, were similar to those in a hold-up in early July…

Around Town — 8-1-12

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Zumba Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a Zumba class 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 732-0538 or visit pisgah-umc.org. YMCA Program The Y Readers Youth Literacy Program, including Sally’s YMCA in Denver and the Lincoln County YMCA…

Marine returns to home town, opens grill

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton native Roger Gray served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2005 through 2009. Now, he’s serving up food to area residents at the L-Town Grill. The restaurant, located on Country Club Road in Lincolnton, opened in May. The site was previously home to other…

Rock Spring faithful set for annual return to historic campground

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Despite near triple-digit temperatures and the threat of creepy crawlers and other campground critters, Rock Spring Campground officials expect thousands of faith-filled participants to gather rain or shine this month for Denver’s 182nd annual Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting. Since 1830, when founders built…

Criminal Charges — 8-1-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Victor Manuel Bautista, 31, of 231 N.C. 16 in Denver was charged July 26 with one count of assault on a female. No bond was set. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) currently has a hold on him. Joshua Lee Gregory, 23,…

Obits 8-1-12

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Mike and Bonnie Vincent Mike and Bonnie Vincent were found in their home, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Words cannot express the wound this has caused so many, but in honor of Mike and Bonnie, we are going to celebrate their lives. Services will be held at Massapoag Baptist Church on…

City to look at renewing lease for police detectives

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A lease renewal for the Lincolnton Police Department’s Detectives Division property will be up for consideration by members of the City Council during their meeting Thursday night. The contract for the property, located at 530 E. Main St., will be presented by Police Chief Rodney Jordan.…

DA dismisses charges in knife attack case

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The District Attorney’s Office has dismissed assault charges filed against an Iron Station man accused of using a knife to attack his wife during a dispute last month at their residence. Terry Steven Vance, 52, engaged in an altercation with his wife and cut her arms…

2nd hold-up outside Little Caesar’s

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police are investigating a second armed robbery in less than a month outside the Little Caesar’s Pizza on East Main Street in Lincolnton. Details of the latest incident, which occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday, proved similar to a hold-up in early July outside the same city…