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Photography classes offered

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting two photography classes this winter. The first, Basics of Photography, takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The cost is $35 and participants can register the morning of the class. The class will include inside instruction…

Around Town 1/28/2011

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SOCCER SIGN-UPS Registration is underway for the 2011 Youth Spring Soccer League, sponsored by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Registration will be at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Players can register 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5…

Church Activities

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DEDICATION The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 105 Old Tram Street in Lincolnton, will dedicate its new building this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Bishop Bohn and President Berry will speak during the dedicatory service, followed by special music and prayer. For more information, call (704) 517-2843. CHICKEN…

Scrappy Diva open for business in Lincolnton

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Scrapbook lovers now have a local place to visit to fulfill all of their scrapping and photo album needs. Koni Dotson opened Chic Custom Creations by Scrappy Diva in downtown Lincolnton Nov. 13. She started thinking about opening the business six years ago, but decided to wait until her children…

New cab company serves Denver area

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Cynthia Valenzuela and Mark Rosskamp have opened Denver Cab Co. after seeing a need for more transportation options in Lincoln County. “This side of the lake was thirsty for a cab service,” Rosskamp said. “We saw an opportunity here and decided to open up a business.” Denver Cab Co. offers…

Time to think about taxes

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Certified public accountant Angela Lane suggests business owners and individuals get organized as they prepare to file their 2010 taxes before April 18. “Taxes are going to go up,” she said. “The only way we can pay off the debt in this country is raising taxes, so it has to…

After Obama speech, GOP back to cutting spending

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WASHINGTON — Moving quickly, House Republicans are taking another whack at federal spending on the day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronounced the country “poised for progress” and beckoned lawmakers of both parties to make job creation their common goal. “The challenges we…

Fire destroys family’s home

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A family of four was relocated Tuesday after an accidental fire destroyed their Lincolnton home. According to Lincoln County Fire Marshal Shane Calaway, firefighters responded to the residence on Morrison Houser Trail at 12:30 a.m. Howards Creek Fire Department along with Howards Creek Fire Chief Dusty Rudisill were reportedly the…

Completed YMCA honors memory of Clark, Jordan

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David and Jo Clark have been waiting for their vision of honoring their late daughter, Sally, to become a reality. After a five-year wait, that vision has been fulfilled with the opening of Sally’s YMCA, a 22,000-square-foot facility that brings an array of special programs to East Lincoln County. Sally’s…

Sheriff addresses ELAC

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Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently met with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) to discuss issues affecting the county, particularly Denver. “This is part of my growing philosophy as your sheriff — to be open and meet with as many folks and business people…