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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…

Crop Walk raises money for hungry

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On Oct. 19, Lincoln County citizens will take to the streets to stop hunger. “We have everyone from babies in baby carriages being pushed to last year I know we had a 90-year-old walk,” Charles Stevens, chairman of the Crop Walk Committee, said. Registration for the Crop Walk begins at…

Mullis selected to head McCain faith group in N.C.

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Former Lincoln County Board of Commissioners candidate Clayton Mullis has been named chairman of North Carolinians of Faith for John McCain for Lincoln County. Mullis was contacted Tuesday by Gale Wilkins, director for North Carolina’s Victory ’08, a branch of the Republican National Committee. According to Mullis, his main duty…

New classes at YMCA

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host a Faster and Farther Swim Class for children ages 7 and up. The class is designed to help kids improve their swim stroke and increase endurance. The YMCA will also be offering water aerobics to members and nonmembers from 9 a.m. to 9:45…

North Lincoln freshman sees patience as key

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Sometimes players have to be patient in order to accomplish a long-time goal. Others just naturally have talent and shine along the way. Shaunasie Perkins, a freshman on the North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team, hopes both hold true as she tries to accomplish her goal of…