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Child battling cancer finds support from local photographer

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     It was through Facebook earlier this year that two local residents, each with their own cancer struggle, discovered each other. Sharon Vickers, owner of a small photography business in Lincolnton, said she continued to receive notifications on her profile page from a…

Small Business Saturday aims to bring in bucks

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The end of November is normally introduced with the traditional Thanksgiving family feast. For retail lovers, however, the last week of November is the beginning of the mass holiday shopping spree, beginning with the infamous “Black Friday,” followed by the country’s “Cyber Monday.” But…

Christian Ministry feeds the hungry for Thanksgiving

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “They treat you good here,” Lincolnton resident Jimmy Welch said of the Christian Ministry soup kitchen. Known by all as “Gramps,” Welch and Robert Burton, also of Lincolnton, sat together and chatted Monday afternoon while enjoying a home-cooked soup kitchen meal. While Welch attends the facility…

Aqua NC to raise rates without hearing

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Aqua North Carolina is looking to switch to a new method of raising customer rates without public hearings. Presently, the company is seeking a 19 percent rate hike, its third increase in North Carolina in the past five years. If approved, the method would…

New pastor takes helm at First Presbyterian

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer When Interim Pastor Rev. Veronica Cannon isn’t preaching from the pulpit on Sundays at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton, she may have her nose in a book, be strapped to her roller skates or hiking the side of a mountain. On her bucket list of daredevil…

Bank teller foils fraud

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Charlotte man accused of trying to pass a counterfeit check at an eastern Lincoln County bank on Monday. Deputies said Kyle David Flood, of 945 N. College Street, tried to cash a more than $850 check at People’s Bank…

Relay for Life headed downtown

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  Staff report   Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has announced the location for their 2014 event. According to a statement released Tuesday, the 20th Relay for Life Celebration will take place on May 2 in Downtown Lincolnton.  The event is designed to support the American Cancer Society and honor those…

CMC-Lincoln awarded for care

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln is now among the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission accredited hospitals. Last week, the hospital was named a “top performer on key quality measures” by the Joint Commission for its clinical performance in multiple specialties. According to the hospital’s press release,…

Officials offer tips for safe Thanksgiving

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  Staff Report   Both the Lincolnton Fire Department (LFD) and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), in order to prevent potential area emergencies, have issued citizens a number of safety tips for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday. The following LFD list is also based on information acquired from…

Taking advantage of a good day to stay in

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