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Cataler helping raise reading levels at G.E. Massey

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As school administrators will testify, it’s not always easy to get enough community volunteers to commit their time and resources to lend a helping hand in the schools. So when a major industry steps up to the plate, it’s a big deal. Through the Partnership with Schools program, Cataler North…

West Lincoln crowns queen

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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…

Sheriff has suspect in Denver home invasion

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Authorities have charged and are looking Aric Doran Torrence, 27, of Denver, in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred Thursday in east Lincoln County. Sheriff’s detectives allege Torrence walked into the home of Ryan Sykes, 1470 Triangle Circle, at approximately 2:45 p.m. and asked for the whereabouts of…

Around Town 10/13/2008

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FLU SHOTS Dr. John Marshall recommends all residents get flu shots. Cost at his office at 104 Lincoln Medical Park in Lincolnton is $25. He offers free skin cancer screenings also. Walk-ins are accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-4445. HEALTH FAIR Carolina Care Center will have its first-ever Health…

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…