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SPECIAL VISITOR Smokey the Bear visited first-graders at Battleground Elementary School on Oct. 7 in preparation for Fire Safety Day. The iconic bear provided students with valuable tips on preventing fires. BAND COMPETITION The West Lincoln Marching Rebels came in first place in the AA class division on Oct. 4…

St. Luke’s new rector feels right at home in Lincolnton

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The Rev. G. Miles Smith says he feels right at home as the new rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “I like it. I like old,” he said. “I like being in town.” A Charlotte native and graduate of Duke University, Smith’s first day at St. Luke’s was…

Lincolnton a Preserve America Community

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Foster Bike Ride features barbecue

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Organizers hope to use bikes and barbecue to raise more than $2,000 at the second annual Fostering Families who Foster Bike Ride and Auction Saturday. “I think ultimately our goal is to raise as much as we did last year,” Cathy Davis, organizer and director of the Lincoln County Coalition…

Intruder gets cash in home invasion

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An armed man broke into a Denver home Thursday and assaulted the resident before getting away with a sizable amount of cash, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. At 2:49 p.m., a resident at 1470 Triangle Circle called 9-1-1 and reported a home invasion, Larry Seagle, public information officer…

Lincolnton man faces kidnapping charges

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A Lincolnton man accused of kidnapping a woman during a domestic incident is facing several charges. Ralph Pinkley Lineberger III, 46, was charged with felony second-degree kidnapping, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female, authorities said. “… [Lineberger] just wouldn’t let her leave,” Detective D. Harris…

Man injured when car hits house

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A Lincolnton man was seriously injured after his car slammed into the side of a house Thursday afternoon. Antonio Velazquez, 38, was heading south when he ran off the side of the road and into a porch at 202 Huss St., authorities said. Firefighters from Boger City and Lincolnton Fire…

Around Town 10/10/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day Monday and will resume regular public service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. ANTHONY REUNION The Anthony family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church,…

Candidates talk against partisanship

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In order to improve our local schools and economy, Lincoln County’s leaders and citizens must get rid of their east versus west, Republican versus Democrat mentality. That was the message from several of the candidates on hand at the Coalition of Churches’ Meet the Candidates event, held Wednesday night at…

Students study Palin’s hair

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Students at the School of Cosmetology in Lincolnton now know the secrets behind Sarah Palin’s famous updo. “It’s history,” Sandy Taylor, cosmetology instructor, said of Palin’s hair. “This will affect my students because they’ll have to know this hair style.” Students observed how to build the base of the style…