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Arrest made in robberies

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A man accused of robbing two Lincolnton businesses at gun point in July was arrested Tuesday by police in Milwaukee, Wis. Reginald Lee Forney, also known as Reginald Lee Nixon, is charged in connection with the armed robberies of Citizens Insurance, 334 S. Aspen St., and First Citizens Bank, 2480…

LMC offers heart disease diagnosis

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Patients at Lincoln Medical Center no longer need to leave the county to be diagnosed for heart disease, thanks to a new MedCath Cath Lab. “It allows us to offer the same service they have in Charlotte with the same physicians without having to drive,” said David Binkney, director of…

Look at Lincoln

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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…

Around Town 9/1/2004

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DEMOCRATIC MEN Lincoln County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Zippers Restaurant, North Generals Blvd. HUDSON CONCERT Doug Hudson of Morganton, a CGMA Male Vocalist of the Year, will perform in concert Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. HOMECOMING…

Explorers trained in emergency services

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A new program launched by a local rescue squad offers those interested in emergency services a chance to get hands-on experience in the field. The Lincoln County Rescue Squad Explorers program is open to those who are 15 to 21 years old or have completed the ninth grade. Eight people…

New Apple Festival T-shirts now on sale

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival is only two and a half weeks away. Whatever should you wear? For years the Lincoln Arts Council has provided proper street attire for festival goers — a T-shirt designed by local artists. Red and yellow apples with a backdrop of musical instruments decorate this…

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.…