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Camp Meeting begins today

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer America’s oldest religious campground meeting will return in full-swing today as thousands of faith-filled believers are expected to flock to the Denver area for at least the next 10 days. The 1,000 seat, open-air arbor at Rock Spring Campground will be the center of activity through…

Council hears from angry citizens

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council heard from some angry and persistent citizens during public comments at Thursday evening’s meeting. Despite voting to cut the newly imposed garbage fee in half during their July meeting, council members again heard complaints regarding the $5-a-month charge for trash pickup. Dr.…

Firefighters, MDA team up to ‘Fill the Boot’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer At least 25 Lincoln County firefighters will be stationed at area intersections this weekend collecting money for muscular dystrophy research and other diseases affecting the body’s muscle groups. The annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser drew in more than $12,000 in Lincoln County alone last year, Assistant…

New Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen to be crowned Saturday

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen will be crowned Saturday, with this year’s scholarship pageant taking place 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is one of many leading up to the annual Apple Festival…

McHenry to hold town hall meeting

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, will be hosting a town-hall discussion Monday evening in Lincolnton for area constituents. McHenry is expected to give an update on recent legislative activity in the United States Congress and discuss what to expect in the…

There are some surprises in summer weather

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I remember rainy days, but no heavy downpours like we have had recently. I recall showers and afternoon thunderstorms that made mud puddles and kept the small stream running below our house. But if it rained then like it has this season, I have forgotten it.…

Criminal Charges — 8-2-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Maurice Antonio Phinx, 36, of 6433 McIntosh Rd. in Stanley was charged July 27 with one count each of DWI, possession of cocaine and driving while license revoked. A $10,000 bond was set. Amanda Lynn Stillwell, 25, of 7275 Executive Cir.…

Around Town — 8-2-13

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TODAY Camp meeting Rock Spring Campground in Denver will host its annual camp meeting today through Aug. 11 with daily services and singing. For more information or to participate, call Van Barker Jr., at (704) 483-2710 or visit rockspringscampmeeting.com. SATURDAY Yard sale/cruise-in West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. in…

Job Listings — 8-2-13

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Server (Job #010223401) Must be fluent in English and be 18 years of age. Must have professional appearance and excellent customer-service skills. Employer checks references. Truck Driver – OTR (Job #010223729) This is the Loredo, Texas, run. Also a California run; 53’ dry box tractor trailer hauling general freight. No…

KB’s Auto Mobile Detailing holds grand opening

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