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Fire ravages family`s home

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A blaze sparked by a bolt of lightning destroyed a home in northern Lincoln County this morning, forcing out the family who has lived there for 15 years. Firefighters from North 321, Maiden and Boger City responded to the fire at the home on Cloudburst Circle, which started at about…

Police seek to find owners of items stolen from mini-storage units

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During the early morning hours Thursday, three people allegedly broke into 26 mini-storage units, stealing van-loads of property. The items are now being held at the Lincolnton Police Department, and detectives there are trying to return the property to the owners. This morning police received a list of those who…

Flag donations to help deployed Lincoln troops

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Supporters of the North Carolina National Guard will be distributing flags in exchange for donations today and Saturday in Lincolnton. Members of the American Legion Post No. 30 and guard family members have organized the event, which they hope will raise money to send items to Lincolnton troops currently deployed…

Father`s Day – Locals recall father`s influence

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Fathers are more than just progenitors. They do more than pass on genetic replications. Personalities, values, lifestyles and choices are affected by fathers, too. If children are clay, then fathers are the hands that shape it. As Father’s Day celebrations get under way this weekend, these four prominent Lincoln County…

Newcomers give LEDA good reviews

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Owners of two new Lincoln County businesses say the Lincoln Economic Development Association played a role in their choosing to open up here. Robert W. Garcia, owner and president of R.W. Garcia Co., and Doug Herbert, owner of Doug Herbert Performance Center and Always on the Edge Sportswear, thanked the…

EMS officials defend Dodge Durangos

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EMS officials say the Dodge Durangos they use as Quick Response Vehicles are the most cost-efficient and durable option for the county. Recently, some questions have been raised by residents regarding the cost and use of the Durangos. The vehicles were given attention during county commissioners’ budget talks. And some…

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Around Town 6/16/2004

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FATHERS DAY SPECIAL Salem United Methodist Church will host the comedienne Jill Bryan of Jillybean Biker Ministries on Father`s Day, June 20, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. She works with puppets, drives a bike and ministers in different ways and in different places. The theme for the evening…

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Students learn English at ‘boot camp’

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Many students new to the country spend their class time sitting in their seats in silent confusion. But when they come to Lincoln County’s English as a Second Language (ESL) camp, they find a whole new experience. “We find that they really open up here,” said Sandy Brown, ESL and…