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Search for new Lincoln County manager narrows

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The search for the county’s first new manager in nearly a decade is narrowing, and front runners are beginning to emerge. Commission Chairman Tom Anderson said “less than five and more than two,” candidates officially remain as contenders for the position, vacated after the firing of Stan Kiser last summer.…

Grassroots group closer to sheltering homeless

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Soon after wrapping up the latest in a series of meetings to establish a winter homeless shelter, the Rev. Gary Dittman prodded a pastor from another Lincolnton church to officially commit his sanctuary to the cause. “Our members are in support, but right now, it’s just the logistics more than…

Needlepoint expert proud of stocking work

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Christmas is a special time of year for Dot Keener. She gets to show off the stockings she’s needlepointed from scratch, one for each family member. “I’ve been doing this for many years,” said Keener of her hobby. Keener says she’s been doing needlepoint for over 30 years. She remembers…

Around Town 12/17/2007

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PARADE TODAY A parade honoring the State Champion Lincolnton High School football team will be at 5:30 p.m. today on East Main Street. The parade will begin at First Citizens Bank and end at Court Square. School administrators and local leaders will speak in front of the courthouse. BOARD MEETING…

Opening up

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Friends showcase handmade work

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An empty house on Cedar Street in Lincolnton has been filled with unique, local gifts just in time for Christmas. The Last Picasso, an art sale located at 202 N. Cedar St., features folk art, pottery, woodwork, handmade ornaments and pillows, paintings and much more. “These are local things that…

Library hosts pajama party

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Children and their parents are invited to bring their pajamas and holiday cheer Monday to the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. A Christmas Bedtime Story Hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include food, prizes and classic Christmas tales. “’Tis the season to visit the library,” said Mary…

60th anniversary

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Ernest and Bessie Leigh of Boger City celebrated their 60thh anniversary Dec. 12. They were married Dec. 12, 1947 at the Alexis home of the Rev. L.A. McClure. They have a son, Todd Leigh of Lincolnton. He is retired as owner and president of Lincoln Builders Inc. She is a…

Class of 1957

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90th birthday

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