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Newcomers give LEDA good reviews

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Owners of two new Lincoln County businesses say the Lincoln Economic Development Association played a role in their choosing to open up here. Robert W. Garcia, owner and president of R.W. Garcia Co., and Doug Herbert, owner of Doug Herbert Performance Center and Always on the Edge Sportswear, thanked the…

EMS officials defend Dodge Durangos

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EMS officials say the Dodge Durangos they use as Quick Response Vehicles are the most cost-efficient and durable option for the county. Recently, some questions have been raised by residents regarding the cost and use of the Durangos. The vehicles were given attention during county commissioners’ budget talks. And some…

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Around Town 6/16/2004

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FATHERS DAY SPECIAL Salem United Methodist Church will host the comedienne Jill Bryan of Jillybean Biker Ministries on Father`s Day, June 20, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. She works with puppets, drives a bike and ministers in different ways and in different places. The theme for the evening…

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Students learn English at ‘boot camp’

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Many students new to the country spend their class time sitting in their seats in silent confusion. But when they come to Lincoln County’s English as a Second Language (ESL) camp, they find a whole new experience. “We find that they really open up here,” said Sandy Brown, ESL and…

EPA grant would boost water connect

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CHERRYVILLE — The city of Cherryville has qualified for a $241,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to go toward a water interconnect with Lincolnton. Before the city receives the money, however, they have to prove they meet certain standards. “We’ve got to jump through some hoops,” said Shelley…

First Rainbow Festival comes this weekend

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International foods will mix with arts and entertainment this weekend for the Lincoln Arts Council and Lincoln Cultural Center’s first multicultural festival. “The Rainbow Festival” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cedar Street. in front of the Cultural Center. Organizers are hopeful that the event…

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Lincoln Squares celebrate 25 years of dancing

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Frilly skirts twirl as music plays and the voice of the caller instructs the next move. It’s another Friday night for members of the Lincoln Squares. A circle of couples spin, stroll and shag across the floor as other members arrive. Old friends greet each other with hugs and handshakes.…