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Author, historian tries to identify child laborer in 1908 photograph

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One hundred years ago this November, photographer Lewis Hine visited Lincolnton in his first year of taking pictures of child laborers. He was working for the National Child Labor Committee, whose goal was to get laws passed that would take young children out of the mills and put them in…

Sheriff has suspect in Denver home invasion

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Authorities have charged and are looking Aric Doran Torrence, 27, of Denver, in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred Thursday in east Lincoln County. Sheriff’s detectives allege Torrence walked into the home of Ryan Sykes, 1470 Triangle Circle, at approximately 2:45 p.m. and asked for the whereabouts of…

Around Town 10/13/2008

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FLU SHOTS Dr. John Marshall recommends all residents get flu shots. Cost at his office at 104 Lincoln Medical Park in Lincolnton is $25. He offers free skin cancer screenings also. Walk-ins are accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-4445. HEALTH FAIR Carolina Care Center will have its first-ever Health…

School Briefs

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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…

Sennebogen breaks ground

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‘Dinner with Poe’ brings terrifying tales to life

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of Dinner with Poe will be performed at WoodMill Winery 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The production includes three of Poe’s most famous works – “The Tell-tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” It is directed…

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…