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Fire department has illustrious history

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BY MARGARET ELLIS T-NN Staff Reporter The word fire in Lincolnton prior to 1907 sent chills up and down spines and instigated discussions and plans devised at the courthouse, drug stores, hitching posts and other places and out of these discussions was born the Lincolnton Fired Department, which was formed…

And the award goes to……

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Man answers opportunity`s knock by opening his own business

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Opportunity is something Denver businessman Michael Ottinger has always looked for. It was opportunity that brought him to Lincoln County in 1991 and it’s opportunity that led Ottinger to open his own financial planning and tax preparation practice this past January. “I came up here to take a position with…

Church holds missions conference

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Missionaries who normally work throughout the world made a stop at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church in Denver recently for an evening of fellowship, encouragement and education. More than 100 parishioners and community members gathered Friday, March 10, to dine on ham or fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and cheesecake, while listening…

Teacher has power to lift both body and minds – hers and students

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When Jennifer Thompson met and married her husband, Donovan, back in 1998, little did she know their honeymoon would lead to a new-found passion —- one in which she couldn’t “weight” to get started. — powerlifting. It all started at the renowned Muscle Beach in Venice Beach, California. “I saw…

East Lincoln Relay for Life announces schedule

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The following is a schedule of events for the upcoming East Lincoln Relay for Life scheduled Friday, April 7 – Saturday April 8 at East Lincoln High School. Friday April 7 12-4 p.m.: Registration and camp set-up 5 p.m.: survivor check-in 5:30 p.m.: dinner for survivors 6 p.m.: performance by…

50th Anniversary

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Performers reading for fourth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competion

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(Editor’s note: Biographies on the first five vocalists who will be participating ran in Monday’s edition. The remaining five will appear in Friday’s edition.) Interest continues building for this year’s Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition. Word has it that this weekend’s event, which runs Friday – Saturday, indicate it will be one…

St. Luke`s acts as gallery for images of things `soon to be gone`

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall has its walls lined with images of old barns and sheds, sides of buildings and covered bridges. The art is the work of Walter “Butch” Vess and is a result of photography, computer manipulation and old-fashioned hand painting. “I tend to do things that…

Before old City Hall there was

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Editor’s note: On Sunday, April 9, from 2 -5 p.m., the new City Hall/Fire Station complex will be officially dedicated. In anticipation of the event, the Lincoln Times-News is running a series of articles this and next week. This week’s articles are reprinted from 1970, when the previous City Hall/Fire…