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Habitat for Humanity ReStore moving to new home

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Habitat for Humanity (LCHH) ReStore has outgrown its former space on East Sycamore Street in Lincolnton and is in the process of moving to the storefront formerly occupied by Big Lots on North Aspen Street. “My goal was to get us a…

Lincolnton PD officers train with Army’s ‘Old Guard’

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department recently sent six of its officers to be trained to form a color guard. They were trained by the oldest active-duty infantry in the Army — the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as the “Old Guard.” “We went over policy…

City officials: Downtown Lincolnton recovering from recession

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer City officials have been hard at work in recent years with hopes of restoring vigor to downtown Lincolnton, which has seen its share of struggles since the recession. The implementation of incentive grants, rebate programs and revolving loans have helped draw business and development back to…

Marine Corps ball scheduled for Saturday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League is holding a Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Veterans Center, located at 508 Howards Creek School Road in Lincolnton. The Marines where formed when the members of the Continental…

Carolina Thread Trail addition completed at Rock Springs Nature Preserve

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Another addition to the Carolina Thread Trail has been completed and was formally unveiled to the public on Saturday at the Rock Springs Nature Preserve. The new hiking trail is the first of its kind in Lincoln County, according to Parks and Recreation director John Davis.…

Denver woman works to ban tethering in Lincoln County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A Denver woman has taken the initiative in an attempt to ban tethering in Lincoln County after a trip this past summer opened her eyes to the potential dangers tethering can pose to animals. Haley Walker, a longtime volunteer with Helping Animals to Survive, a local…

East Lincoln Historical Society to honor veterans

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The East Lincoln Historical Society, American Legion Post 455 and Hills Chapel United Methodist Church are joining together to host a Veterans’ Recognition Day to be held Nov. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the East Lincoln County Parks and Recreation facility located at 8160…

Lenoir Saxophone Ensemble to perform in Lincolnton

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lenoir Saxophone Ensemble quartet, will be performing as part of the Lincoln County Concert Association (LCCA) 2016-2017 season on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The group consists of four saxophone players and was founded more than 20 years ago by…

Cooperative Extension to host farm-to-table meal

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer As part of its Farm City Week, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is hosting a farm-fresh meal catered by Harvest Moon Grille on Nov. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The meal is a sit-down affair…

DECA members meet for regional event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Students from East Lincoln, North Lincoln and Lincolnton High Schools were taking care of business on Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Their occupation for the day was to compete in the North Carolina Ninth District DECA competition. More than 300 students from area high…