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Arrests made in grocery store robbery

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Three people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a local grocery store earlier this month. Detective Sgt. Matt Painter with the Lincolnton Police Department said the incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. on July 7 when three people — two men and one woman — entered…

Blistering!

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Summer is a time of the year when people are outside, enjoying events like trips to the beach, barbecues and ball games. However, the high temperatures and blistering heat indexes make summertime a very dangerous time, putting people at risk for heat-related injuries and conditions. “It is very important to…

Cue stick used during beating

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A Lincolnton woman was arrested Sunday after she is reported to have beaten another woman with a pool cue until the victim blacked out. Lillian Carol Ebert, 42, of 811 W. Main St. Extension is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and…

Look at Lincoln

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Heavner recognized by Rural Housing Services

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To recognize outstanding housing complexes, Rural Housing Service awards housing managers and maintenance personnel for their duty. “Nine years ago the rural housing office decided they should award site managers and caretakers,” said Joyce Andrews, multifamily housing specialist. The awards program is for Section 515 and 514 rental complexes. This…

City Hall re-opening delayed again, now because of mold

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Mold found on basement walls has delayed the re-opening of City Hall by another few weeks. “We are having some tests done in the basement, because we did detect some mold,” City Manager Jeff Emory said. “We don’t, right now, think it’s a major problem.” Emory said the tests should…

Numbers have doubled from year-ago figures

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Thirty days. Twenty-nine arrests. The number of drug arrests made in the city of Lincolnton continues to grow, officials said. “It’s getting higher every month,” said police Chief Dean Abernathy. Numbers doubled from 2003 to 2004, he said. And that’s a trend that’s likely to continue. “It’s on track to…

IRS slaps Vale man with 26 counts in pyramid scheme

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EUGENE, Ore. — A Vale man has been indicted in connection with a multi-million dollar international pyramid scheme headquartered in Roseburg, Ore. Richard James Dompier of Vale was indicted on 26 counts including mail fraud; interstate transportation of money taken by fraud; and monetary transaction in property derived from fraud,…

Two who were there say what it was like
“They`re going to pay.”

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“Everybody was panicking.” SARAH GRANO Staff Writer ———————————— The day that terrorists attacked London – detonating four bombs and killing 56 people – was the same day Lincolnton local Lorna Greer decided to visit the city for a day trip. Greer, who waitresses at City Lunch, her husband’s family’s business…

Enthusiasts turn out in droves for area`s new comic convention

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It`s not every day that $2.00 can buy you the opportunity to have a sit-down conversation with a Klingon, encourage your children`s imagination, and buy back your childhood. But, if you were in the Hickory area this past weekend, it could have done just that. This weekend marked the debut…