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Two arrested for ID thefts

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Two people have been arrested for allegedly using someone else’s identity to gain employment at local businesses. Ana Gabriela Carvajal and Jose Ricardo Campos, both of 1650 Lazy Meadow Lane, are each charged with one count of financial identity fraud. The arrests came after Gioconda Martinez filed a report with…

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Employee luncheon scheduled April 20

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce invites all employers to honor their staff members at a luncheon on April 20 from noon until 1 p.m. at First Baptist Fellowship Hall, 201 Robin Road. Cost is $13. The guest speaker will be Mike Collins, president of the Perfect Workday Company in…

Lincolnton man`s leg severed in bike crash

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A Lincolnton man remains at Carolinas Medical Center today after his motorcycle was struck by a car Monday. Samuel Cook, 38, was riding a 1989 Harley Davidson on Reepsville Road when the accident happened at about 1:15 p.m., said Trooper K.B. Joines with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The…

Fire guts home

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An oxygen tank that exploded during a house fire early Tuesday morning caused minor injuries to a firefighter and sent pieces of the home flying through the air. The Lincolnton Fire Department responded to the blaze at 1010 Lincoln St. at 2:21 a.m. Tuesday, Assistant Chief Harvey Gates said. The…

Windy Weather

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Farmers Market Opens

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The Farmers Market opened on a cool, wind Saturday at its new location at Northgate Shopping Center on N.C. (Business) Hwy. 321. At above, Lewis Leatherman sets up his table with a variety of produce plants. Below, Loyd Lewis helps Bill Leonard pick out sweet potatoes. The market will be…

Shooter faces new charges

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A man who allegedly shot his daughter in the face Wednesday is facing new charges. Michael Ray Hood, 50, of 7595 Henry Road is now charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. The assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury charge has…

Panel to seek raises

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A committee charged with reviewing how much the county’s sheriff and register of deeds are paid will recommend that both salaries be increased. Pay study committee members will present their findings tonight at the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room…

Forum to address end of life decisions

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Confused about living wills? Wondering who takes responsibility for you in the event you can’t make decisions for yourself? Discussion about end of life healthcare has surged since the extensive coverage of the fight surrounding Florida woman Terri Schiavo. And with that discussion comes confusion and questions. On Tuesday night,…