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K-9 Command celebrates 20 years with move to spacious city facility

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Phil Perry Staff Writer Mark and Amy Connolly have stayed true to their philosophy and applied lessons that they have learned through their small business’s 20-year journey to make K-9 Command one of the most recognized and celebrated businesses in Lincolnton. “We have built our business around offering a personal…

Criminal Charges — 2-25-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Shannon Renea Cato, 46, 3252 E. NC Hwy. 27 in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 20 with one count each of larceny and possessing stolen goods. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Carl Eugene Wells, Jr., 26, of 192 Canaday Dr. in…

Eagle project inspired by CAC

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since 1912, more than two million young men have attained the prestigious honor. “I have been working on it for about two years,” said Lincolnton High student…

Family mourns murdered woman

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An elderly Denver woman who was the victim of what the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said is a homicide has been identified as Lucille Miller Punch, 77, of 482 Beth Haven Church Road. Punch’s body was found by her son-in-law on Sunday after she had apparently…

Office move revisited by county

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor An effort by first-term commissioner Bill Beam to temporarily halt the county’s $15 million renovation of the former hospital on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton failed Monday because of votes from the three veteran commissioners on the Board. Beam made a motion to stop all work at…

Bulla’s contribution to CAC inspires others to help

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An act of generosity and compassion led a room full of people to come together and help a local nonprofit fund a project that will make the agency technologically able to give abused children a voice within the court system. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child…

Child struck by car in Maiden

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Staff report A child was struck by a car on Monday in the 500 block of Main Street in Maiden. Emergency personnel, along with the Maiden Police Department, responded via 911 calls regarding the incident. Initial information provided by the Maiden Police Department indicated that the victim was an 8-year-old…

Around Town — 2-25-15

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THURSDAY AARP meeting Local AARP 3682 will meet in the Seniors Center’s multi-purpose room at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus at 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton on at 10:30 am. A program will be presented by Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center. New members are welcome. Call (704) 276-2153 for more information.…

Family mourns murdered Denver woman

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An elderly Denver woman who was the victim of what the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is calling a homicide has been identified as Lucille Miller Punch, 77, of 482 Beth Haven Church Road. Punch was found deceased by her son-in-law on Feb. 22 after she had…

Around Town — 2-23-15

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TODAY Spay/neuter registration The Humane Society of Lincoln County will offer registration for low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats from 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Road in Lincolnton. Cost for male and female dogs and female cats is $40. Cost for male cats is $38. Payment in the form…