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Woman wins 14-day makeover

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Michelle Jolly had grown up eating Southern home cooking and she was raising her children the same way. She knew she needed to help her family develop healthier habits, but she didn’t know where to start. “Sometimes I just feel so helpless,” she said. When Lincolnton resident saw a contest…

Author writes of love, loss

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When Dianne Wilson Elliott was 18, she picked up a pen and wrote a book. “I had a yearning to write, but naturally we have to get paying jobs,” she said. “I wrote a good bit and just kind of tossed it aside, and I moved it about 15 times…

LEDA Art Invitational

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Tribute to Elvis set for fall

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The heart of Elvis Presley will be alive and well Nov. 28 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Tickets for “It’s Elvis, A Holiday Tribute to the King” are on sale now. A portion of proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. “The residents of Lincoln County have…

New owners bring new look to Club Oasis

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Club Oasis has a new look. George Jones and Vic Coleman have not only taken ownership of the club, but also renovated the building. The Charlotte residents repainted the beige walls to burgundy and the white ceiling to black. They brought in new tables and chairs, sweepstakes machines and a…

Three in online prescriptions ring are found guilty

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Two people charged in connection with an illegal drug operation were found guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. Kathleen Giacobbe, age 46, of Lyndonville, Vt., and Porfirio Orta-Rosario, age 51, of Oshkosh, Wis., were given guilty verdicts following a federal investigation of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and…

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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