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UFOs now an ‘open book’

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George Fawcett, Lincolnton’s expert UFO investigator, is slowly, but surely retiring from his lifelong passion. “Frankly, I’ve done my job, and as a result, we’ve flown all over the world, we’ve met people we never would have met,” Fawcett said of himself and his wife. “I’ve had a balanced life…

Endowment and scholarship created to honor retired 4-H agent

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A $25,000 endowment has been created in honor of Carolyn Heavner Goodwin, a retired 4-H agent. “She basically gave her life to Extension and 4-H,” said April Dillon, a 4-H agent with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “She was just extremely dedicated to the program. The endowment will be used…

Firearms stolen from home

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Authorities are asking for information on a case after several guns were taken from a home near the county line. On Monday, a breaking and entering and larceny was reported in the 3000 block of Summerrow Road, near Maiden. The suspects kicked in the front door, entered the back bedroom…

Police: Search turned up drugs

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A 17-year-old, wanted on drug-related charges, was arrested Monday by Lincolnton Police. Johnny Ray Izard, 17, of 4160 Kent St., in Maiden, was served a warrant for arrest on a simple possession charge after a tip revealed he was visiting a Mauney Drive apartment complex, but what officers reporting finding…

Sex offender tied to rape, child porn

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An accused child molester is behind bars and police fear there may be more victims involved. On Wednesday, Cherryville Police arrested Douglas Dalton Rayfield II, 36, of 144 Rayfield Drive in Bessemer City, on a felony charge of first-degree rape of a child, Lt. Mike Allred said. In addition, the…

Church Activities

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REVIVAL Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries will hold a revival 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers include the Rev. Walter Odum Jr., of Rescue Ministries in Lincolnton (Friday), Bishop Samuel Ervin Jr. of El Shaddai Full Gospel Independent Baptist Church in Iron Station (Saturday) and Apostle Eugene…

Around Town 5/21/2010

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YOUTH YARD SALE The Reepsville Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a community yard sale and car wash beginning 7 a.m. Saturday at the Union Volunteer Fire Department, located on Reepsville Road in Vale. To reserve a stop, call Melissa Cook at (704) 276-3749. SPIRT LIFE YARD SALE Spirit Life…

Around Town 5/19/2010

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CAR WASH The Without Walls Deliverance Center will hold a car wash 4 p.m. this evening in the Big Lots parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the youth program. REVIVAL River View Baptist Church, located at 2230 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, will hold revival services from 7 p.m. tonight. Evangelist Herb…

Academic banquet

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Man charged for forged checks

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An Iron Station man is facing felony charges after detectives say he wrote worthless checks to an East Lincoln business nearly three years ago. Bradley Christopher Nolen, 23, of 6125 Nolen Acres, was charged with four counts each of uttering forged endorsements and obtaining property by false pretense. On June…