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North Lincoln parent wins $200,000 for school

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North Lincoln High School principal Richard Freeman got a pleasant surprise the day before Thanksgiving. The school received $200,000 worth of Samsung technology and Microsoft software in the corporations’ Hope For Education essay contest describing the importance of technology in education. The winning, 100-word essay was written by North Lincoln…

Lail inducted into state Republican hall of fame

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A Lincolnton woman was recently inducted into the North Carolina Republican Party’s Hall of Fame. Doris Lail was chosen as the winner out of 10th Congressional District nominees. Lail has held many posts in the Republican Party, including serving as chairwoman of the Lincoln County Republican Party from 1998 to…

Amazing grace

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Parade a delight to one and all

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Marching bands, boy scout troops and Jolly Old St. Nick signaled the start of Lincoln County’s holiday season. Despite dreary weather, Sunday’s Christmas parade had rows of spectators lining the sidewalks of downtown Lincolnton. Most took precautions to deal with the cold – babies were bundled up in blankets and…

Christmas tree lighting raises funds for the needy as well as for scholarship program

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The sight of the large, brightly-lit Christmas tree on the courtsquare is a staple of the Lincolnton holiday season. The Pilot Club of Lincoln County sponsors the tree every year, and uses the tree to raise money for scholarships and to help the needy people in the county. “It’s one…

Look at Lincoln

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Gospel concert to raise voices, funds for clinic

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A night of holiday spirit and singing is planned to raise money for Helping Hands Clinic. The clinic is holding a Christmas gospel concert Saturday, Dec. 3 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “We thought it would be a wonderful way to begin the holiday season,” said event coordinator…

Christmas parade starts 4 p.m. Sunday

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Downtown Lincolnton will officially kick-off the holiday season with the annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday. The parade will begin at Lincolnton High School parking lot at 4 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony following at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of the courthouse. The…

St. Luke`s to celebrate St. Andrew`s Day

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Scottish pride and the sound of bagpipes will fill St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Sunday during their St. Andrew’s Service. The service coincides with St. Andrew’s Day, a celebration of Scottish heritage and St. Andrew, a disciple of Jesus, whose bones, legend has it, were buried in Scotland. Sunday’s ceremony,…

Son honors memory of father in befitting style

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He may not be there physically, but there’s no doubt that Brad Baxter, who passed away this past March, will be at every West Lincoln High School basketball game, rooting on both his son, Matt, and his teammates. His memory will not only be in his son’s heart, but also…