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We`re opening our hearts, welcoming survivors

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Despite many losing everything they owned, the hundreds of people taking shelter at the Charlotte Coliseum remain upbeat and positive. Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Management, is one of several area emergency managers who’s been called in to work at the Coliseum. For Spake, who has been involved…

Shot trying to flee fight

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A man was shot Sunday as he rode his moped away from a reported fight. Mylo Wade Cook III suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm and was treated and released from Gaston Memorial Hospital. According to 1st Sgt. Detective Tim Johnson with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Cook…

Return to New Orleans delayed for couple up for family wedding

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Percy and Courtney Russo came to Lincolnton from New Orleans for the wedding of a family friend. Before flying up, they were concerned about their daughter who lived in Pensacola — Hurricane Katrina was heading for Florida. By Sunday, their flight home was canceled and the hurricane had changed its…

Boot camp “Curves” their desire for fitness

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Curves of Lincolnton is taking it up a notch. The women’s weight loss and health center has started a new “boot camp” program designed to help its members feel the burn. “We want to make sure they are getting the best workout they can get,” said Curves owner Susan Hajec.…

Those who care recognized and thanked for dedication

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The top Lincolnton Relay For Life teams were honored for their hard work and dedication Tuesday, but they were also reminded about the work that still needs to be done even though the fund-raising year is ending. “We never stop, we are always thinking about next year,” said Lincolnton Relay…

School has two weeks fuel

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School officials report they have received gas for the next two weeks, though they are still taking precautions to conserve. The school system received a shipment of diesel fuel for the yellow school buses from Petroleum Traders, its contracted provider, on Friday at 1 p.m., said Michelle Thompson, Lincoln County…

Home invasion, drug arrests

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An officer was hurt early Tuesday morning after responding to a reported home invasion in northern Lincoln County. Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at about 1:40 a.m. reporting that someone was trying to get in the front door of a house on Hatchett Road.…

Arrest made in pizza deliveryman robbery

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A Lincolnton man has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 27 armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Tory Lee Roseboro, 23, of 1402 Laboratory Road is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, according to police. The reported…

Lincolnton gains award for its grassroots effort

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The city of Lincolnton was awarded a Public Power Award of Excellence Honorable Mention for Grassroots/Building Political Strength. The award was given during the ElectriCities Annual Meeting held Aug. 5 and 6 in Greensboro. The Grassroots/Building Strength award recognizes efforts by the city to involve themselves in legislative issues pertaining…

Open house will celebrate ministry that serves needy

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DENVER – East Lincoln Christian Ministries (ELCM) is ready to show the community its new home. From 1 – 5 p.m. this Sunday, ELCM will hold an open house. Everyone is invited to tour the new building at 4278 Catawba Burris Road and enjoy refreshments. The new building is an…