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Paintball vandal targets more than twenty homes

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Lincolnton Police are on the lookout for a person that allegedly shot paintballs at several vehicles, homes and businesses early Saturday morning. A homeowner in the 600 block of S. Grove St., alerted police that her home and vehicle had been shot with orange paintballs, Officer R.J. Barlowe II reported.…

Hotel ex-manager charged with ‘milking the payroll’

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A western Lincoln County woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a local hotel. Tatiana Gonzalez, 34, Vale, is accused of embezzling about $200,000 from the Comfort Inn on East Main Street, Lincolnton police reported. Hospitality Group Management, which oversees 17 hotels including Comfort…

Undercover narcotics probe prompts Denver man’s arrest

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A Denver man is facing several felony charges following an undercover operation by narcotics investigators. Eugene Henry Porter, 40, was arrested Wednesday in Mecklenburg County on Lincoln County charges, said Larry Seagle, public information officer for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Porter’s arrest was a result of an investigation where…

Lincolnton Firefighter awards

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Classroom without walls

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Braving bone-chilling temperatures, wild animals and methane-spewing mud pits, a Lincoln Charter School teacher Tuesday completed a five-day field trip with his students to one of the most untamed national parks in the United States. And he did it without even having parents sign permission slips. Steve Hall, who teaches…

Around Town 1/19/2009

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BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross, Lincoln County Chapter, will have a blood drive, 2:30-7 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will march at 3 p.m. this afternoon from the Cultural Center to the Court Square on East…

Buffet breakfast

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50th Anniversary

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Jonas Dayton Rudisill Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Wyont Rudisill of Bessemer City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22. A reception hosted by their children was held in their honor. They were married Nov. 22, 1958, at Puett United Methodist Church of Dallas. They are the parents of Lori Carpenter…

‘Wonder Wonderland Reading Night’ at Lowder Elementary

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School administrators, teachers, parents and students met Tuesday night in celebration of reading. “Everything depends on reading. Even math,” said Lynn Smith, media specialist. “If you can’t read, you can’t do anything really.” The entire school was opened up for Winter Wonderland Reading Night. Students and…

Around Town 1/16/2009

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MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will begin kick off Martin Luther King Jr., Day 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Col. Michael Henderson, a Lincoln County native and graduate of Newbold High School and Morgan State University, will deliver a…