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Pastor preaches about near-death experience

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An avid hunter, 76-year-old Norman Lutz was sitting in a deer stand in the Virginia Mountains when he had a stroke that left half of his body paralyzed. The minister of Antioch Baptist Church in Lincolnton spent seven hours in that stand doing what came naturally to him. “I prayed,”…

Giving the gift of lunch

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People getting lunch at McDonalds in downtown Lincolnton Monday were met with a surprise. When they went to the pay window, the customers’ money was rejected, and they were given a card that stated “Your lunch is free. For 15 years, instead of exchanging gifts at Christmas, my relatives all…

Alcohol suspected in fatal car crash

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A Dallas man died Wednesday in a single-car accident near the Lincoln County line and troopers believe he had been drinking prior to the collision. Randy Gene Hayes, 43, of 1310 Mayberry Road, Dallas, was killed when his car hit a tree just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Hayes was traveling…

Police seeking tips on hold-up

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Lincolnton Police are asking for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed a convenience store Wednesday night. Around 11:23 p.m., a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Officer R. Harrington reported. A witness told police the…

Around Town 1/27/2010

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AUTISM SOCIETY The Autism Society of North Carolina, Lincoln County Chapter, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, located at 201 Robin Road. Amy E. Sturkey will speak on relationship development interventions for children with Autism. For more information or if child…

Generation Bean opens for business in Boger City

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Generation Bean’s name seems to fit its customer base pretty well. Young people order coffee, pull out their laptops and surf the Internet. Mothers bring in their children for a chocolate chip cookie or slice of cake. A group of local, older men come in every morning, grab some breakfast…

Warning: second-hand shopping can become incredibly addictive

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Hello. My name is Sarah, and I’m a thrift-store-aholic. Most people like to buy things new. They like to go into stores, easily find what they want and then purchase the items. They want to be the very first owners of these new things. I, on the other hand, cannot…

Charter school expansion under way

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Lincoln County Charter School’s Denver campus has started a $1.2 million expansion. The campus’ high school will be adding six classrooms, additional physical education space and additional seating for school and sports events. “The expansion is to handle new growth plus future growth that we will be experiencing,” said Dave…

Fire safety laws changed this month

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With a new year comes new laws and regulations. Fire officials are spreading the word that there are several updated fire safety laws to better protect families. “It’s important that we get the word out because many of these laws will help save lives,” Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell…

DOT helps Denver reclaim identity

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It seems that Denver has gotten its identity back with the placement of one sign. “I feel like Denver should be recognized,” said local resident Terry Brotherton. “I would hate to run around all my life without having a name.” A “Denver” sign once stood at the intersection of Campground…