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Members of the Lincoln County Rescue Squad recently took part in swift-water rescue training at the Nantahala River. The training is designed to prepare emergency responders for heavy rain and flood response. Pictured from left to right are: Carl McKnight, Ken Morrison, Jon Teseniar and Noel Morrison. Contributed Photo…

Look at Lincoln

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Girl Scout Troop No. 960, Denver Service Unit, visited Washington, D.C. from June 9 to 13. They toured the Capitol, the Mall, placed a wreath on the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and attended services at the National Cathedral. Pictured left to right at the Lincoln Memorial are Nicole White,…

Around Town 8/30/2004

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CLASS REUNION The annual reunion for the Blackburn School classes 1927-1953 will be held Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Blackburn Elementary School, N.C. 10 west of Newton. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 704-462-2297 or 704-462-2601. LINE DANCE CLASSES Line dance classes will be held at the…

Break-in investigation leads to sex-offender charge

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A break-in to a local business Wednesday morning led to the arrest of a man who failed to register as a sex offender. Paul Michael Tucker, 53, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony, according to arrest reports. His arrest came after police responded to…

Beauty Supply robbed

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Lincolnton Police are searching for a man who robbed a local business Sunday evening as an employee was closing the store. At about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the clerk at Sally’s Beauty Supply, 441 N. Generals Boulevard, was ringing up her final customer before closing the store, Detective Kameron Keener said.…

Dellinger`s arrest sends shock waves

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For the nearly 26 years Jean Dellinger has served on the Lincoln County Board of Education, most residents have viewed her as a respected leader. Now, after her son’s alleged involvement in a theft ring involving more than $620,000 and charges of felony possession of stolen property lodged at Dellinger…

Criminal hangout goes up in flames

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Police destroy ‘nuisance’ house on Generals Boulevard For the past year, a vacant home in Lincolnton has been a safe house for criminals and a nuisance to those who live and work in the area. On Saturday, that home, located behind the ABC store on Generals Boulevard, went up in…

Waste spill prompts swimming advisory

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DENVER — The Lincoln County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for the immediate cove bordering a wastewater spill that occurred Friday afternoon. The accident occurred at 4584 Lakeshore Road in Denver after a contractor who was grading in the yard damaged the sewer box. A pipe broke, releasing…

Buttered Up

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Melinda Houser, Extension agent, helps members of the Lincoln County Extension Community Association make and can apple butter this week at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The jars of homemade apple butter will be sold in a booth at the Apple Festival Sept. 18. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Jarrett speaks out on illness

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Since being found lethargic from medications in a closet by EMS workers in February, Fred Jarrett has avoided public discussion of his fight with depression. The Board of Education member put it behind him, hoping everyone else would too. But that grim episode keeps jumping back into media reports. The…