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University honors Godbold

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Gardner-Webb University has named its School of Business after a former Lincolnton resident, John Godbold. Local residents may remember Godbold as the first president of Lincoln Bank, which later became First Charter Bank and more recently, Fifth Third Bank. “I came to Lincolnton in 1983 to help start Lincoln Bank,”…

Art About Town supports local artists

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is showcasing local artists’ work in venues around town. The showcase, Art About Town, gives the public a chance to view artwork from local artists. Peoples Bank, 1910 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, is presently displaying work by Gary Lee and Richard J. Stevenson.…

Grand Champion

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National Winners

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92nd Birthday

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Arrest made in kidnapping

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A third person suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a homeless man was arrested Monday evening by Newton Police. Jarvis Ledon McCullough, 27, Newton was charged with first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and two counts of sexual offense, authorities said. He is held at the Catawba…

Lions Club Vision Van at Wal-Mart July 24

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The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton will co-sponsor the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision Van from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. There is no charge for individuals participating in the Vision Van eye screenings. The…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for business N.C. 16 at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host a…

Art scholarship keeps dream alive

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In her abbreviated young adult life, Ginger Fincher Rogers had a creative talent and passion for abstract, free hand art. One of Rogers’ closest friends, Julie Hopkins, wanted to keep Rogers’ dream alive by creating a memorial scholarship. Hopkins created a scholarship that awards two gifts in the amount of…

Denver firefighters prepare for meeting

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Members of the Denver Fire Department have been busy preparing for their annual meeting at the Rock Springs Campground. Firefighters have been performing practical evaluations at the campground, Keri Wright, public information officer for the Denver Fire Department, said in a statement. “They have been pre-planning for possible fires, locating…