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Church to host Obamacare information session

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting Tuesday, Lincoln County residents will get the opportunity to enroll in the country’s new healthcare system alongside a local insurance professional and learn more clearly about the changes affecting them. Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton has teamed up with Piedmont Benefits Group…

Teen escapses police custody

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One of two Catawba County teens arrested Thursday morning for breaking into vehicles at a Lincoln County business escaped handcuffs and fled the back of a patrol vehicle, deputies said.  Shortly after a Catawba County officer detained Jacob Andrew Royles, 17, of 5530 View…

Commissioners to consider state grant money for emergency shelter

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to approve to agree and accept a $101,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management for a Western Shelter Project at its meeting tonight. The board is also being…

Christian Ministry looks to stock shelves with toys for Christmas

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Deputies: Man tried to break into Denver neighbor’s home

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A woman called 911 early Saturday morning after deputies said a neighbor tried to break into her eastern Lincoln County home. Jacob Todd Gladden, 38, of 7355 Executive Circle, is accused of trying to break into the nearby Denver residence around…

Stay safe during Thanksgiving

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest columnist This Thanksgiving remember to stay safe! Cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day according to the U.S. Fire Administration. They actually double on Thanksgiving, occurring more than twice as often than on another day. Kevin Yount, Assistant Chief at Union Volunteer Fire…

Around Town — 11-15-13

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TODAY Can drive Crisis Pregnancy Center, 621 Clark Creek Rd. in Lincolnton, is collecting aluminum cans throughout November and December. Individuals are asked to flatten or crush cans and drop them off bagged at the back of the facility. For more information, call (704) 732-3384. Yard sale Salem Baptist Church,…

Obituaries — 11-15-13

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Wallace Lee Keener Wallace Lee Keener, age 82, of Lincolnton died on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. His funeral service was noon on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bigham and Rev. Robert Redding officiating.  Burial followed in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends from…

Deputies: 1 of 2 teens escaped handcuffs following an arrest for vehicle break-ins

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     One of two Catawba County teens arrested Thursday morning for breaking into vehicles at a Lincoln County business escaped handcuffs and fled the back of a patrol vehicle, deputies said. Shortly after a Catawba County officer detained Jacob Andrew Royles, 17, of…

State playoffs begin tonight

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincoln County has had a high school football team compete for a state championship the past two seasons. Tonight begins a run at a third. Defending state 2A champion East Lincoln, 2011 2A state runner-up Lincolnton and West Lincoln open their respective playoff runs tonight…