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House Fire

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About 15 firefighters from South Fork and Lincolnton fire departments battled a blaze that consumed a house at 449 Southside Church Road Tuesday afternoon. The fire was confined to two rooms but spread to the attic and caused damage throughout the house, said Lincolnton firefighter Ryan Heavner. It took about…

Union Elementary students go back in time

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Woodworker Jeff Higgins asks for a student volunteer during Union Elementary School’s Colonial Day. Third grade students (left to right) Houston Gilmore, Bret Pittman, Samantha Livingston, Jennifer Dellinger, Tyler Albright and Michaela Setzer raise their hands. Throughout the course of the day Higgins built a miniature colonial home. Jenny Walling…

Downtown spring festival planned

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The courtsquare will be lined with vendors and craftsmen this month — ushering in spring and joining in a new festival for Lincolnton. Main Street Spring Market will be held Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s going to be like a downtown bazaar with arts and…

More than 50 take stage in ‘Oz’

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Elaini Crouse, a student at S. Ray Lowder, has her munchkin makeup put on during a dress rehearsal for “The Wizard of Oz.” The students perform Tuesday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The hallway at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School filled with magical creatures in colorful costumes and painted faces…

Charlotte bus service, new housing on county agenda

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Residents can tell county commissioners what they think of several issues tonight, including a proposed Denver-to-Charlotte bus system and an 88-lot subdivision. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting will be held tonight in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, following the…

Relay draws crowd

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Martha Leonhardt, left, and Mary Ann Annunciata, right, hold up the banner of survivors’ handprints during the East Lincoln Relay for Life’s Survivor lap on Friday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The east Lincoln Relay for Life drew thousands of participants this weekend and approached it’s fund raising goal of…

Teens die in wreck

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Sally Clark, left, and Grace Jordan, right, died Sunday in Huntersville Contributed photo Two Lincoln County teen-agers died Sunday after the car they were riding in was hit by another vehicle in Huntersville. Anna “Grace” Jordan of Denver and Sally McKenzie Clark of Iron Station, both 19, were cousins and…

Habitat celebrates new home store

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Habitat For Humanity Home Store workers and volunteers have settled nicely into their new home. “It looks like somewhere you want to go shopping instead of someone’s old basement,” said Betsy Okonski, a store volunteer. The store celebrates its grand opening all next week at its new location on 809…

Police seek two for passing fake payroll checks

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Lincolnton Police are looking for two men wanted for passing fake payroll checks here and in seven other nearby jurisdictions. Authorities in Lincolnton, Newton, Catawba County, Troutman, Mooresville, Huntersville, Conover and Concord have charges pending against Ryan Michael Napier and Christopher William Towers, Detective Matt Painter said. Towers will be…

Crowds expected for Easter drama

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Joey Choate, Taylor Newton and Buffie Newton act out a scene from “God’s Passion for You: An Easter Drama” at Anthony Grove Baptist Church during a dress rehearsal Thursday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo CROUSE — More than 100 actors will converge on a gymnasium-length stage to present one of…