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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…

Rising Sun pottery benefit Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery’s annual Open House Benefit for Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County takes place Tuesday, and customers shouldn’t expect any surprises. “It’s pretty much the same,” Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery, said of the fundraiser. “Over the years, we’ve kind of developed a rhythm. [Volunteers]…

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…

Animal adoption event on Saturday

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The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is holding an animal adoption event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in eastern Lincoln County. The event will be held at the R-Anell property off N.C. 16, next to Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver. If residents cannot attend, but are interested in…