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Iron Station kindergartners put on royal attire for ball

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A parade of kindergarten students walked down the halls of Iron Station Elementary School in their finest attire and practiced their royal waves before attending a royal ball Friday. “Are we going to run?” asked Jen Gemberling, kindergarten teacher. “No. Royalty never runs.” The students spent the previous two weeks…

Police use Taser on assault suspect

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Lincolnton Police used a stun gun on a Turner Street resident as a result of the suspect not complying with the officers’ request to get into a patrol car. Michael Isaiah Waters, 24, of 206 Turner St., in Lincolnton, was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female…

Habit takes plea deal in hold-up

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A Lincolnton man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in August 2009 took a plea deal Monday in Lincoln County Superior Court. Michael David Habit, 54, of 427 McDaniel Springs Road, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to court officials. He was sentenced…

Around Town 4/23/2010

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BREAKFAST Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will hold a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. For more information, call the Rev. Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 or e-mail trbostjr@charter.net. MOTHER’S DAY New Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway in…

Around Town 4/23/2010

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RELAY BENEFIT The Sports Clips Salon in Denver will hold a Cut-a-Thon on today and Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from each cut will benefit the American Cancer Society. BARBECUE SALE The First Wesleyan Church, located on 115 Bonview Ave., in Lincolnton, will hold a barbecue sale until 6…

Quiznos in Lincolnton reopens under new owner

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Quiznos of Lincolnton has reopened under new ownership, who say they aim to provide customers with top-notch service and quality products. “We are here to give the people the best in Lincolnton,” said new owner Saeed Geranmayeh. The Lincolnton restaurant had been open for four years, but closed briefly for…

Bike ride benefits Hesed House

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Supporters of Hesed House of Hope will break out their bicycles Saturday for The Assault on Hog Hill. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and we decided to repeat it and make it an ongoing event,” said Cathy Davis, president of Hesed House of Hope, Lincolnton’s homeless shelter. The…

YMCA offering summer camp scholarships

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Registration is now open for both locations of the Lincoln Family YMCA’s summer camp. “My big focus is that campers are safe and have a good time and that they feel a sense of belonging,” said Julie Foreman, senior family services director. “Camp is a family. We want them to…

LCS organizes first foreign trip

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High school students at Lincoln Charter School traveled out of the country for the first time this spring break, but it won’t be the school’s last foreign excursion. “It was really fun,” said Michelle Gavel, a sophomore who lives in Denver. “I didn’t really know anyone well on the trip,…

Rotary Auction passes last year’s mark as money count continues

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The 2010 Rotary Auction for Education has already raised more than last year’s event, and money is still being counted. “It’s looking great,” said Gaye Howard, CEO of the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund. So far, an estimated $120,000 has been raised, which is $7,000 more than the 2009…