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Ride-A-Bike pedaling out of Lincolnton

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Since 1981, Ride-A-Bike has provided Lincolnton and even regional biking enthusiasts with easy access to mountain, road, racing and youth and beginner bicycles, coupled with parts, service and, recently, custom wheel design work. In late April, the store’s patrons will have to travel to Gastonia to…

St. Luke’s Episcopal embraces new rector

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Since August, Pastor Rosa Erickson, 57, has led St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. Erickson comes to Lincoln County via Tennessee and has been well received by the congregation. Former rector Father G. Miles Smith came to St. Luke’s in 2008 and left the area in…

Scholarship offered

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Staff report The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association is now taking applications for the $750 Herter-O’Neal Scholarship. The scholarship is for current and enrolling college students pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field. Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. The…

Apple Festival t-shirt designs being accepted

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Staff report The Lincoln County Apple Festival has announced that it is accepting designs for the 2015 festival t-shirt. Entrants must be from Lincoln County and the shirt must have “Lincoln County Apple Festival 2015” somewhere in the design. A press release from the Lincoln County branch of the North…

Plant sale going on now

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Staff report The Cooperative Extension’s fruit plant sale is going on now, with a Feb. 28 deadline for orders. Eleven different plants are available for $8 each. Plants must be paid for at the time the order is placed. Call the Extension Office at (704) 736-8452 for information and an…

Lincoln County 4-H champs

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APRIL B. DILLON Guest Columnist Lincoln County 4-H members celebrated their 2014 accomplishments at the Lincoln County 4-H Achievement Program on Jan. 30. Members participated in a game of mystery, “Who Kidnapped Chris Clover,” before dinner and awards. NC State 4-H council reporter Madeline Jones, from Yadkin County, gave greetings…

Man arrested for stealing car

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Staff report A Mecklenburg County man has been accused by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office of stealing a car and credit cards from a Lincolnton woman. Thadeus Lamar Davis, 34, of 945 N. College Street in Charlotte, was charged with six felony counts of possession of stolen goods, five felony…

Around Town ~ 2-13-15

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Church breakfast Marvin United Methodist Church, at 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a full breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. A donation of $6 will benefit the parsonage fund. Seedling sale The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a tree seedling sale from 8 a.m.-noon, or as…

Business Spotlight: Race City Steel

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer Race City Steel (RCS) started with one piece of metal. From inside NASCAR, founders Damon, Derek and Doug Lusk, two brothers and their father, saw a need to fill a service gap not met by suppliers. At the time, it could take up to three days…

Criminal Charges — 2-13-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Tricia Nicole Blayton, 23, of 2124 Mariposa Ln. in Huntersville was charged Feb. 10 with one count each of driving while license suspended or revoked and prohibited open container. A $3,000 secured bond was set. Joseph Robert Brown, 23, of…