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Question of the Week

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“Should Lincoln County change to a two-year property revaluation cycle instead of the current four years?” Ayako Brady, Denver: “If you do two, it would cost just as much. I think it would better to keep it as four years.” Nancy Bone, Denver: “I really don’t know. It’s tough to…

Around Town 10/22/2008

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MEMORIAL SERVICE The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1265 announces that at 3 p.m. Saturday on the east side of the courthouse in downtown Lincolnton, the detachment will conduct the 25th Commemorative Memorial for Capt. Jeb F. Seagle, who was killed in action during the liberation…

Coming Up

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School election forum: They will control how 32 percent of Lincoln County’s $92 million budget is spent. With that much money on the line, it’s important to come out to the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s school board election forum Thursday night. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian…

‘Box City’ teaches youth and adults lesson about homelessness

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For the second year in a row, Mary Anne Prather has decided to build her own city. But it won’t have any grand mansions or even modest cottages. Instead, Prather will build her city out of boxes. “We’re going to be homeless,” she said. “We will be in a box.”…

Church cooks 2,400 pounds of barbecue

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It started in 1961 with about 300 pounds of meat. Now, the folks of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell prepare 2,400 pounds of barbecue for a fundraiser that takes place the second Saturday of November each year. This year’s event is scheduled for Nov. 8. “It takes 24 hours…

50th class reunion

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Around Town 10/20/2008

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ENERGY ASSISTANCE The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will offer the Low Income Energy Assistance Program again this year. Applications will be taken at DSS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-14, with the exception of Nov. 11, which is a holiday. For more information, call DSS at…

School Activities

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council met on Oct. 6 in the Council Chambers of City Hall to elect officers for the 2008-09 school year. Natalie Wiseman from Lincolnton High School was elected chairwoman. Nathan Hull, a senior at West Lincoln High School was elected vice chairman. Mandy Lail,…

Twist, tuck and succeed

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There’s a place in Lincolnton where kids tumble and bounce high into the air on trampolines. It sounds like fun and games, but the folks at Twist & Tuck are serious about what they do. And they have the champion gymnasts to prove it. “This is my 26th year coaching,”…

West Lincoln choruses put on ‘Country Feast’

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presented two performances of “Country Feast: A Grand Ole Opry Celebration” Saturday at the Lincoln County Citizens Center. The show featured “special appearances” by country superstars Taylor Swift, Sugarland and The Soggy Mountain Boys, to name a few. The general store and saloon backdrops for the show were provided by…