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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…

Coach builds teams, character

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Strewn across the wooden shelves and unkempt desk of East Lincoln High School head football coach Mike Byus are photographs of teenagers, helmets off, clad in shoulder pads and nylon uniforms. Their expressions vary; their hair styles span 25 years and the team colors donned are from six different schools…

Second community tree being lit up in Denver

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Around east Lincoln County, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In addition to the annual Christmas tree set up at Rock Springs Campground in Denver, residents for the first time have erected a second community tree at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73. Denver resident Maeneen…

Ribbon cutting

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