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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…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Where would you put a community Christmas tree in east Lincoln County?” Stephen Ringel, Denver: “Probably at N.C. 16 and N.C. 73, because I go through there more. If we put one somewhere, I’d like to see it there.” Joyce Freeman, Denver: “I’d like to see it here in the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wayne’s Monthly Feasts Wayne’s Monthly Feast will be 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. The meeting will feature a presentation by musician Jane Berget and “Santa Claus”. A drawing for Christmas gifts will be held and each person will receive a coffee…

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…