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Three in online prescriptions ring are found guilty

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Two people charged in connection with an illegal drug operation were found guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. Kathleen Giacobbe, age 46, of Lyndonville, Vt., and Porfirio Orta-Rosario, age 51, of Oshkosh, Wis., were given guilty verdicts following a federal investigation of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and…

Police say viewing porn with kids leads to arrest

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A Lincolnton man accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of children was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon. The 53-year-old man was fondling himself while watching explicit material in front of his child and a neighbor, said Detective Dennis Harris with the Lincolnton Police Department. The neighbor told police…

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 James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Around Town 8/21/2009

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HOT DOG BENEFIT A hot dog roast to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, Arts and Science and the United Way will be held until 2 p.m. today at Healthy at Home, located at 853 S. Laurel St., in Lincolnton. The cost for a hotdog, chips and a drink is $2.50.…

Twins: twice as fun, but double trouble

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Glenda Lynch had always wanted twins. The wish started growing up with her first cousins, who were fraternal twins. “Susan, Sandra and I were always real close,” Lynch said. “We grew up together, and I always thought it’d be cool.” Later one, another set of twin cousins was born —…

Woman wins 14-day makeover

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Michelle Jolly had grown up eating Southern home cooking and she was raising her children the same way. She knew she needed to help her family develop healthier habits, but she didn’t know where to start. “Sometimes I just feel so helpless,” she said. When Lincolnton resident saw a contest…

Author writes of love, loss

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When Dianne Wilson Elliott was 18, she picked up a pen and wrote a book. “I had a yearning to write, but naturally we have to get paying jobs,” she said. “I wrote a good bit and just kind of tossed it aside, and I moved it about 15 times…

Around Town 8/19/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Antioch Baptist Church, located at 3413 N.C. 150 E., will host a community blood drive from 4:30-7:30 p.m. this evening in the fellowship hall. INFANT SAFETY CLASS Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will offer an Infant Safety and CPR class at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. The…

Girl Scout aims for Bronze Award

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Vehicle theft suspect remains at large

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Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a person accused of vehicle theft. On June 26, Matthew Ryan Nolen, 18, and Bradley Nolen, 22, allegedly sold two vehicles belonging to an Iron Station couple, without the owners permission, Sheriff’s Detective Kelly Paris said in a news release.…