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The best way to beat the heat

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Since the start of summer vacation this week, children have made good use of the Lincolnton Recreation Pool’s extended hours. “It’s hot, and they like the water because it’s freezing,” said Tuesday Gash with the Country Club Children’s Academy. Located at Betty G. Ross Park, the public pool is open…

Library program makes reading fun

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School may be out, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put up the books. Meet the Summer Reading Program, available at all Lincoln County branch libraries. “Summer reading is really to encourage kids to keep reading all summer,” said Selina Keever, supervisor of the West Lincoln Branch Library. “If…

Graduating class

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Presenting Lincoln debutantes

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A total of 53 young women representing 15 North Carolina cities and towns will be presented to society Saturday, June 17 in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s Debutante Ball. Celebrating 60 years, the Debutante Ball began in 1946 and, in continuing with tradition, has included a season of social…

Around Town 6/9/2006

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesdayat Ryan’s Steak House. BBQ SALE Unity Baptist Church, 820 E. Main St., Lincolnton, will offer barbecue for sale to the public on Saturday. Eat in or carry out, serving is scheduled…

Around Town 6/7/2006

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FRESH START The Fresh Start Widow Group of the Greater Gaston Area will have as its guest speaker Karen Willis, assistant manager of cardiac health and fitness center of Caramount Health, when it meets 6 p.m. Thursday at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (Family Life Center), 190 E.…

Ministry helps men find faith behind prison walls

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It’s easy to drive quickly past the Lowe’s heading towards downtown Lincolnton, rushing to or from work and other daily obligations. It’s easy to forget what lays just behind the Lowe’s Hardware Store in Lincolnton – the Lincoln Correctional Center, a medium-security prison that houses 202 inmates serving a range…

“God Rocks” area youth Sunday night at Denver UMC

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(Left photo) Benton Blount (right), lead singer of Seven Miles, led the youth rally “God Rocks” at the picnic shelter of Denver United Methodist Church Sunday evening. (Right photo) Youth from churches in both Catawba and Lincoln counties praised and worshipped during the second annual event. Jon Mayhew / LTN…

ELAC goes on offensive over temporary sign issue

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While proposed changes to the Lincoln County sign ordinance wait to be reviewed by the county planning board and approved by county commissioners, members of the East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) are going on the offensive in response to a petition given to commissioners at a recent meeting. The petition…

Complications from pneumonia claim life of ELPAC founder

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Judy Browne, the founder of the East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC), knew the results of the run-off election between county commissioner Carrol Mitchem and opponent Bruce Carlton Tuesday night. According to family friend Ray Holmes, she was elated as founder of ELPAC at the results. The next morning, her…