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Author, historian tries to identify child laborer in 1908 photograph

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One hundred years ago this November, photographer Lewis Hine visited Lincolnton in his first year of taking pictures of child laborers. He was working for the National Child Labor Committee, whose goal was to get laws passed that would take young children out of the mills and put them in…

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…

Senior craft show looking for vendors

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Crafts created by Lincoln County senior citizens will be for sale Nov. 1 at Boger City United Methodist Church. Organizers of the Senior Citizens Fall Craft Show and Fair are still seeking vendors. “It has to be handmade,” Betty Jo Barger, an organizer, said of the crafts for sale. “We…

Store sells shabby chic furniture, antiques

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Laura Lefevre loves making old things new. “If it’s a beautiful antique, I’m not going to mess with it, but if the veneer’s coming off of it and refinishing it is not an option, then painting is a way to keep it from going in the landfill,” she said. Her…

St. Luke’s new rector feels right at home in Lincolnton

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The Rev. G. Miles Smith says he feels right at home as the new rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “I like it. I like old,” he said. “I like being in town.” A Charlotte native and graduate of Duke University, Smith’s first day at St. Luke’s was…

Lincolnton a Preserve America Community

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Foster Bike Ride features barbecue

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Organizers hope to use bikes and barbecue to raise more than $2,000 at the second annual Fostering Families who Foster Bike Ride and Auction Saturday. “I think ultimately our goal is to raise as much as we did last year,” Cathy Davis, organizer and director of the Lincoln County Coalition…

Intruder gets cash in home invasion

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An armed man broke into a Denver home Thursday and assaulted the resident before getting away with a sizable amount of cash, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. At 2:49 p.m., a resident at 1470 Triangle Circle called 9-1-1 and reported a home invasion, Larry Seagle, public information officer…

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…