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Survive the street

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When Kim Duncan received a letter from a 22-year-old girl who thanked him for teaching her some tips on street survival, he was glad to be of service. She was attacked by a 195 pound man but she defended herself. “After they arrested him they actually identified him as being…

Look at Lincoln

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Dream Catcher

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Gage to bring Go Tell Crusade to Lincolnton

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The promotions are already floating around town. Evangelist Rick Gage of Atlanta is bringing his Western Piedmont Go Tell Crusade to Lincolnton High School Stadium May 8-11. It has to be in the stadium, said local coordinator Clyde Smith. “There’s nowhere else big enough,” he said. “We couldn’t fit everybody…

Different cultures share common beliefs

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During a multicultural festival, Pumpkin Center Elementary School students learned that other countries are very different from the United States and that despite these differences, some things are universal. “It showed that everyone loves storytelling in every country, everyone loves music, everyone loves to play,” said Cyndi Moore, the school’s…

Downtown celebrates Spring Fling Saturday

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Don’t let Thursday’s snowfall fool you — spring is on the way. And to welcome it in, the Downtown Development Association will hold its second annual Spring Fling in downtown Lincolnton Saturday. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Organized by the DDA, Spring Fling will include…

Man avoids prison in shooting

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A man who admitted to shooting his friend in the back in November 2004 was sentenced to probation Wednesday in Lincoln County Superior Court. Daniel Adams Beal received a 29- to 44-month suspended sentence and 60 months of probation. Beal pleaded guilty to shooting Mildred Ellen Anthony after the two…

Several plead guilty to drug charges

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Several people pleaded guilty to drug charges this week in Lincoln County Superior Court. Justin McClain pleaded guilty to five counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; four counts sale of cocaine; and one count maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances. On four separate occasions, McClain…

Carolina National Bank to open Monday

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Carolina National Bank, a branch of First National Bank, will open its Lincolnton office Monday. This will be the seventh office to open in North Carolina for the Rocky Mount, Va., based First National Bank. The bank will operate under the trade name of Carolina National Bank. “Our goal is…

Chase ends in patrol car crash

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A Stanley man was arrested Friday after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase before crashing his car into an occupied patrol vehicle. The car also narrowly missed hitting another sheriff’s deputy who was on the side of the road setting up a speed display station. Tyrone Lewis…