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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…

Woman loses more than 200 pounds

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Elaine Rudisill weighed more than 400 pounds at her heaviest. Pictured left is Rudisill before she lost more than half her body weight. Pictured right is Rudisill after her weight loss. She now weighs 190 pounds and hopes to lose more so she can weigh less than her husband. Contributed…

Lincolnton man held in stabbing of wife

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A Lincolnton man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed his wife with a knife Friday evening. Authorities arrived at 417 Liberty St. around 6:30 p.m. after the victim called 9-1-1 asking for help. According to police reports, the suspect, Victor Manuel Ramos, 36, was discovered walking out of the…

Around Town 10/8/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and will resume regular public service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. CANDIDATES EVENT The Coalition of Churches will sponsor Meet the Candidates 6:30 p.m.…

Westport club work to begin

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Preconstruction is scheduled to begin this week on a new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts, part of an ongoing facelift in recent years of amenities in the Westport neighborhood. The existing Westport Community Club is scheduled for an auction and demolition by Oct. 19 and grading could…

Rhyne Competition opens Friday

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Entries in this year’s Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition have more than doubled those entered last year. “This year we have [more] artists and entries than [in] all the previous years,” Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County, which is funding the show, said. More than 50…

Denver Fire Department celebrates 50th

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They have answered more than 10,000 recorded calls, helped save countless lives and protected millions of dollars of property in the first 50 years of service Before they charge headlong into the next five decades, however, the men and women of the Denver Fire Department will pause this Saturday and…

New classes at YMCA

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host a Faster and Farther Swim Class for children ages 7 and up. The class is designed to help kids improve their swim stroke and increase endurance. The YMCA will also be offering water aerobics to members and nonmembers from 9 a.m. to 9:45…

North Lincoln freshman sees patience as key

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Sometimes players have to be patient in order to accomplish a long-time goal. Others just naturally have talent and shine along the way. Shaunasie Perkins, a freshman on the North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team, hopes both hold true as she tries to accomplish her goal of…