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Kiser Intermediate hosts exhibit

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Students at Kiser Intermediate School are learning about American history through art. Picturing America, which features 26 reproductions of works by American artists, is on display a the school now. An open house for the art show will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school. The…

Historical Association seeks archaeology volunteers

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has plans to start a new volunteer program for its archaeology department. “It’s just something we’ve never been able to do,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, said. It’s something the association can do now that it has archaeologist January Porter…

VFD spreads holiday cheer

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Santa Claus is coming to town, but he’s leaving his reindeer at home and opting for a louder mode of transportation — a fire truck. An estimated 500 treat bags will be given out by Santa Claus, courtesy of the Alexis Fire Department. The giveaway will take place Dec. 20…

Parade winners announced

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The Lincolnton Christmas Parade took place Dec. 7 in downtown Lincolnton. Float winners were announced Dec. 9. They are as follows: Odyssey AllStars Tumble and Dance of Lincolnton won Best of Show. Boy Scouts of America Pack 74 with Rhyne Heights Methodist Church in Lincolnton won first place. South River…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Roy Scott Heafner Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of misdemeanor possession of…

Around Town 12/10/2008

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GRIEF/DIVORCE CARE First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, will host a divorce recovery and grief share workshop 7:30 p.m. tonight. The workshop will take place in the church fellowship hall and is free of charge. For more information, call Barry Long at (704) 735-7515. SENIOR RETREAT A Senior Citizens…

Census workers start in January

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Times are hard, but there is at least one agency hiring — the U.S. Government. Temporary workers are needed to put together the 2010 U.S. Census, and Norlinda Philbeck, a recruiting assistant with the U.S. Census Bureau, is having a hard time filling the positions. “I just don’t think the…

56th Reunion

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Police looking for second person in purse-snatching

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One person is in custody and one remains on the run after a reported purse-snatching Friday in a Lincolnton parking lot. Lincolnton Police said the robbery took place around 8 p.m. when a 25-year-old woman was leaving a Subway on North Generals Boulevard. Detective Charles McGinley with the Lincolnton Police…

Barn fire creates traffic problems in Catawba Co.

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A early morning fire in Catawba County tied up traffic Tuesday near Maiden. Catawba County Fire Inspector, Jason Boggs, said the fire started just after midnight at the intersection of Buffalo Shoals Road and Little Mountain Road. Bandys Volunteer Fire Department along with four other departments, battled the blaze at…