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New owners bring new look to Club Oasis

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Club Oasis has a new look. George Jones and Vic Coleman have not only taken ownership of the club, but also renovated the building. The Charlotte residents repainted the beige walls to burgundy and the white ceiling to black. They brought in new tables and chairs, sweepstakes machines and a…

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,…

Preacher feature to hit racetrack

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Racing fans will get to find out who is the “faster pastor” this Saturday. The East Lincoln Speedway will host the 5th Annual Clash of the Clergy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry, a Denver-based nonprofit group run by volunteers. The race is one of…

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.…

Wastewater plant ‘on target’

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Construction of the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility is right on target, according to Lincoln County Public Works Director Burns Whitaker. The current wastewater treatment plant on South Little Egypt Road can hold 750,000 gallons per day. The problem is the plant’s capacity is fully allocated, meaning that no more…

Authors inspired by Lake Norman

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“Follow your bliss.” Those three simple words from the late Joseph Campbell, a professor and writer, changed the life of Diana and Bill Gleasner more than 30 years ago. The Gleasners were living in Buffalo, N.Y., after they married in 1958. Bill sold air compressors. Diana was an English and…