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Pastor, 65, to bike 575 miles

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The Rev. Linn Finger is taking his efforts for the fight against cancer on the road — 575 miles of road, to be exact. Finger, a part-time pastor at St. Matthews Church of Christ and an avid runner and biker, will soon set out on a 575-mile bike ride that…

‘School to Watch’ celebrates

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School officials have warned East Lincoln Middle School students that they are being watched. “You’re going to have visitors,” said Debbie Terrell, a member of the North Carolina Middle School Association. “People are going to be watching you, and people are going to come and watch the good things you’ve…

2 critical in separate accidents

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A Vale man remains in critical condition today following a wreck that killed a Hickory man Saturday. Glenn Boyd Smith, 71, of Cranberry Trail in Vale is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, officials there said. Joseph Ingerling, 19, of Hickory was killed in the wreck, which happened…

Police probe assaults

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Three people were assaulted and their money taken in two separate incidents this weekend in Lincolnton. The first happened at 1 a.m. Saturday at 600 Huss St., Lincolnton Police Detective Kameron Keener said. The owners of the house were having a party, and there were 15 to 20 teen-agers there,…

Festival Fun

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Lincoln puts on show to recruit new teachers

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School administrators with slicked back hair, leather jackets and poodle skirts promoted their schools at Saturday’s Lincoln County School’s job fair. “With teacher shortages, it’s so easy for them to find a good job,” said Stephanie Dellinger, an assistant principal at North Brook Elementary. “I think it’s hard to find…

Around Town 4/26/2004

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER BRUNCH New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy., Mt. Holly, will have a Mother-Daughter Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8 with assorted breakfast quiche and casseroles, muffins, fresh fruit, French toast, bagels, coffee cake, donuts, biscuits, coffee and juice. Cost for adults is $10, guest to age…

Look at Lincoln

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Members of the Gold Hill Baptist Church choir sing gospel songs at the child abuse vigil held by the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse Sunday at the courthouse. Josh Davis / LTN Photo…

Diaster drill: Catastrophe at Cat Square

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Screams echoed off the walls of EMS headquarters Wednesday. Fire Marshal Mike Futrell hunched over, holding his hands over his mouth. Police Capt. Danny Hallman lay on his back kicking. And EMS Supervisor Carol Jenkins gagged and then let out a blood-curdling scream. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to help them.…

Filing period opens Monday

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Residents who want to take an active role in shaping Lincoln County and the state of North Carolina can file for political office starting Monday. The official filing period for county commissioner begins at noon Monday and ends at noon Friday, May 7. Three seats on the Lincoln County Board…