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Police use Taser on assault suspect

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Lincolnton Police used a stun gun on a Turner Street resident as a result of the suspect not complying with the officers’ request to get into a patrol car. Michael Isaiah Waters, 24, of 206 Turner St., in Lincolnton, was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female…

Around Town 4/26/2010

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RELAY FUNDRAISER Two Blondz Salon, located at 2654 E. Main St., in Lincolnton, will hold a Cut-a-Thon today. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. GGBA MEETING The Greater Gaston Baptist Association will meet from 6:30-8:45 p.m. this evening at Grace Baptist Church, located at 300…

Polished Apple winner

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Engagement: Leon, Walls

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Diana M. Leon and Bryan C. Walls announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Diana is the daughter of Rodolfo and Hilda Leon of Lincolnton. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and is a registered nurse at CMC-Main. Bryan is the son of Ralph Walls and Rita Chitwood of Gastonia.…

Iron Station kindergartners put on royal attire for ball

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A parade of kindergarten students walked down the halls of Iron Station Elementary School in their finest attire and practiced their royal waves before attending a royal ball Friday. “Are we going to run?” asked Jen Gemberling, kindergarten teacher. “No. Royalty never runs.” The students spent the previous two weeks…

Bike ride benefits Hesed House

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Supporters of Hesed House of Hope will break out their bicycles Saturday for The Assault on Hog Hill. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and we decided to repeat it and make it an ongoing event,” said Cathy Davis, president of Hesed House of Hope, Lincolnton’s homeless shelter. The…

YMCA offering summer camp scholarships

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Registration is now open for both locations of the Lincoln Family YMCA’s summer camp. “My big focus is that campers are safe and have a good time and that they feel a sense of belonging,” said Julie Foreman, senior family services director. “Camp is a family. We want them to…

LCS organizes first foreign trip

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High school students at Lincoln Charter School traveled out of the country for the first time this spring break, but it won’t be the school’s last foreign excursion. “It was really fun,” said Michelle Gavel, a sophomore who lives in Denver. “I didn’t really know anyone well on the trip,…

Rotary Auction passes last year’s mark as money count continues

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The 2010 Rotary Auction for Education has already raised more than last year’s event, and money is still being counted. “It’s looking great,” said Gaye Howard, CEO of the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund. So far, an estimated $120,000 has been raised, which is $7,000 more than the 2009…

Coalition Against Child Abuse honors volunteers

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The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse recognized its most important volunteers and promoted the power of play at its annual banquet held Thursday at the Citizens Center. “Play is not only good for us, it’s essential for us,” said Lynn James-Smith, a counselor and keynote speaker at the banquet.…