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Checkpoints in force New Year’s weekend

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In an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the New Year holiday, local and state officials will set up several check points across the area. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department will enforce the “Booze-it & Lose-it” campaign. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and patrol…

Hospice seeking volunteers from number of activities, age ranges

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People occasionally ask Hospice of Lincoln County volunteers how they can be comfortable spending time with patients nearing the end of their lives. They happily respond that they receive more than they give and find their experiences to be personally satisfying and enriching. Providing companionship to patients adds to an…

Chamber promotional items now available

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(Top photo) The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has new postcards available for 50 cents each. (Bottom photo) President Ken Kindley and administrative assistant Lisa Wallace check out the new postcards. Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo What is seven inches long, five inches wide and is in such demand the…

Burn victim has merry Christmas

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In July, Colton Adams, 1, suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to his face after he was involved in a kitchen accident involving bacon grease. “I can’t think of a worse hell than watching that baby – it was like watching his face melt,” said Marla Adams, Colton’s mother, who…

Union VFD provided a merry Christmas for area children

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With the help of the Union Fire Department, children in the west Lincoln area received bicycles for Christmas. Fire fighters donated bicycles to families through the Bikes-for-Tykes program, which began at the Hickory Fire Department. “We’ve been doing it since back in the ’70s,” said Captain Gary Stevenson with the…

West Lincoln High School winners

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Around Town 12/27/2006

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ENVIRONMENTAL COST SHARE FUNDS The Lincolnton office of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program at 115 W. Main St. Soil and Water Office. Contact Elton Barber (704) 736-8501. This program provides cost share funds to help producers protect their soil from erosion,…

Medical procedure opens up new world for recipient

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Judy Wooten was living with her husband on a military base in Germany when she received a call at 4 a.m. “Do you want this child that I’m getting ready to give birth to?” the woman asked her. Wooten, then 40, had adopted a baby girl, Erica, a year before.…

East Lincoln Fire Department names Turner firefighter of year

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Mile Turner said it was his boyhood dream to be a fireman. As a child, he remembered traveling to the mountains, seeing the old Lucia – Riverbend Fire Department on old N.C. 16. As an adult, he and his wife, Sandra, moved to Gaston County in 1987. He put his…

Twin brothers plan no-kill shelter in Lincoln County

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Mark and Will Adkins, owners of the Waterfront Group which operates in Knoxville, Tenn., plan to open the only no-kill animal shelter in Lincoln County. The $1.6 million Adkins Pet Center reflects the twins passion for animals and philanthropy. “We’ve always been animal people,” said Will Adkins. “We grew up…