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Police say viewing porn with kids leads to arrest

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A Lincolnton man accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of children was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon. The 53-year-old man was fondling himself while watching explicit material in front of his child and a neighbor, said Detective Dennis Harris with the Lincolnton Police Department. The neighbor told police…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Around Town 8/19/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Antioch Baptist Church, located at 3413 N.C. 150 E., will host a community blood drive from 4:30-7:30 p.m. this evening in the fellowship hall. INFANT SAFETY CLASS Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will offer an Infant Safety and CPR class at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. The…

Girl Scout aims for Bronze Award

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Vehicle theft suspect remains at large

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Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a person accused of vehicle theft. On June 26, Matthew Ryan Nolen, 18, and Bradley Nolen, 22, allegedly sold two vehicles belonging to an Iron Station couple, without the owners permission, Sheriff’s Detective Kelly Paris said in a news release.…

Wastewater plant ‘on target’

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Construction of the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility is right on target, according to Lincoln County Public Works Director Burns Whitaker. The current wastewater treatment plant on South Little Egypt Road can hold 750,000 gallons per day. The problem is the plant’s capacity is fully allocated, meaning that no more…

Authors inspired by Lake Norman

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“Follow your bliss.” Those three simple words from the late Joseph Campbell, a professor and writer, changed the life of Diana and Bill Gleasner more than 30 years ago. The Gleasners were living in Buffalo, N.Y., after they married in 1958. Bill sold air compressors. Diana was an English and…

Preacher feature to hit racetrack

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Racing fans will get to find out who is the “faster pastor” this Saturday. The East Lincoln Speedway will host the 5th Annual Clash of the Clergy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry, a Denver-based nonprofit group run by volunteers. The race is one of…

Around Town 8/17/2009

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is holding their first annual school supplies drive for local schools. All donations may be dropped off at the Pumpkin Center VFD, 2911 Lee Lawing Road. For more information, call the station at (704) 735-4271. RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter…

Love of dogs leads to business success

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The owner of Clipper Den Dog Grooming in Lincolnton has been working with dogs for 22 years and has no plans to try something new. “Retirement’s boring, and I love grooming dogs, and I don’t see me doing anything else,” said Linda Jetton, owner. Jetton first fell in love with…