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Teen organizes poker run to help child abuse agency

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Strap on your helmet and rev your engine; a charitable poker run is coming to town, and it was all organized by a teenage girl. “Most everybody that I talked to has been really surprised that a teenager wanted to be affiliated with any of it,” said Heather Cook. Cook,…

Eastwind Cove hearing tonight

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Lincoln County commissioners could decide tonight whether to approve a 97-lot subdivision on Lake Norman. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. County planners will recommend the board approve the Eastwind Cove subdivision, located on Webbs Road and Cindy Lane,…

Bearing Gifts

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Ann Edwards, left, and Tracy Barger joined staff members from First Charter Friday in delivering apple pies to the soup kitchen at Christian Ministry. The local business had 300 pies on their hands when Saturday’s scheduled Apple Festival was canceled. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Festival decision scorned — Vendors lament losses

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Diehard festival fans strolled down Main Street Saturday in the absence of the Apple Festival and Hurricane Ivan. Some downtown merchants went ahead with their plan to have sidewalk sales. Byrd’s Sundries sold snacks and Apple Festival T-shirts while Court Street Grill cooked ribs that were purchased before the cancellation…

Democrat seeks to break GOP hold

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Brad Duke is focusing his campaign for Lincoln County commissioner on the residents of Lincoln County. As the only Democratic candidate, he faces tough competition for a seat on a board historically controlled by Republicans. Duke recently became the Democratic Party’s nominee after candidate Johnny Dellinger decided not to run.…

Look at Lincoln

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West Lincoln High School NJROTC cadets participated in the Newton-Conover field meet Sept. 11. West Lincoln won seven trophies and placed 2nd, competing against 19 schools. The cadets’ next event will be a Military Drill meet in South Carolina on Oct. 1. Contributed Photo…

Around Town 9/20/2004

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REUNION The McMurry Annual Reunion will be held Sunday Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the McKendree Methodist Church. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy all the good food and fellowship. MOTHERS MORNING OUT Boger City United Methodist Church is now offering Mothers Morning Out on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.…

Look at Lincoln

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Chavis Lane Rios, 4, of Vale is showing off several pumpkins that he and his grandfather grew. These three pumpkins weigh in at over 300 pounds, with the largest one weighing over 125 pounds. Chavis is excited and can’t wait for next year to grow an even bigger one. Contributed…

Around Town 9/17/2004

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SQUARE DANCE Beginners square dance lessons will be offered starting Monday, Oct. 4 at the Howard’s Creek Community Center, 494 Howard’s Creek School Road in Lincolnton. Dance instructions will be given by members of the Lincoln Squares Dance Club. The program, sponsored by the Lincolnton Recreation Department, is open to…

Blum expansion to add 40 new jobs

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Blum Inc. has announced plans for an expansion at its North American headquarters in Lincoln County. The project, which will bring more than $30 million in new investment, will include a warehouse addition, injection molding expansion, two new automated hinge-assembly lines and a new line for drawer-system assembly. The new…