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St. Luke’s new rector feels right at home in Lincolnton

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The Rev. G. Miles Smith says he feels right at home as the new rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “I like it. I like old,” he said. “I like being in town.” A Charlotte native and graduate of Duke University, Smith’s first day at St. Luke’s was…

Lincolnton a Preserve America Community

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Foster Bike Ride features barbecue

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Organizers hope to use bikes and barbecue to raise more than $2,000 at the second annual Fostering Families who Foster Bike Ride and Auction Saturday. “I think ultimately our goal is to raise as much as we did last year,” Cathy Davis, organizer and director of the Lincoln County Coalition…

Intruder gets cash in home invasion

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An armed man broke into a Denver home Thursday and assaulted the resident before getting away with a sizable amount of cash, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. At 2:49 p.m., a resident at 1470 Triangle Circle called 9-1-1 and reported a home invasion, Larry Seagle, public information officer…

Lincolnton man faces kidnapping charges

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A Lincolnton man accused of kidnapping a woman during a domestic incident is facing several charges. Ralph Pinkley Lineberger III, 46, was charged with felony second-degree kidnapping, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female, authorities said. “… [Lineberger] just wouldn’t let her leave,” Detective D. Harris…

Man injured when car hits house

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A Lincolnton man was seriously injured after his car slammed into the side of a house Thursday afternoon. Antonio Velazquez, 38, was heading south when he ran off the side of the road and into a porch at 202 Huss St., authorities said. Firefighters from Boger City and Lincolnton Fire…

Woman loses more than 200 pounds

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Elaine Rudisill weighed more than 400 pounds at her heaviest. Pictured left is Rudisill before she lost more than half her body weight. Pictured right is Rudisill after her weight loss. She now weighs 190 pounds and hopes to lose more so she can weigh less than her husband. Contributed…

Lincolnton man held in stabbing of wife

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A Lincolnton man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed his wife with a knife Friday evening. Authorities arrived at 417 Liberty St. around 6:30 p.m. after the victim called 9-1-1 asking for help. According to police reports, the suspect, Victor Manuel Ramos, 36, was discovered walking out of the…

Around Town 10/8/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and will resume regular public service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. CANDIDATES EVENT The Coalition of Churches will sponsor Meet the Candidates 6:30 p.m.…

Westport club work to begin

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Preconstruction is scheduled to begin this week on a new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts, part of an ongoing facelift in recent years of amenities in the Westport neighborhood. The existing Westport Community Club is scheduled for an auction and demolition by Oct. 19 and grading could…