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Final preparations underway for East Lincoln Relay for Life

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A pep talk by representatives of the American Red Cross highlighted one of the last team captain’s meetings for the upcoming East Lincoln Relay for Life, scheduled April 7 and 8 at East Lincoln High School. According to East Lincoln Relay chairwoman Patsy Black, the goals for both the Lincolnton…

Lake Calendar

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CANDIDATE FORUM The monthly Lincoln County Democratic party meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Unity Presbyterian Church. It will feature the party’s candidates for office. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of a fish fry and printing costs for the precincts. For more information or…

Around Town 4/3/2006

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GRACE SINGLES First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, will present an Italian meal and gospel concert featuring “4 For One” 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center. Come join the group of single and single-again adults (all ages) for music, inspiration, food, fun and good Christian fellowship to…

Marine Corps League drive to establish Lincoln County detachment now underway

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John Grindel Sr. is a man with a mission. Correction. He’s a (ret.) Marine with a mission. He’s the District Vice Commandant of the Marine Crops League Catawba Valley Detachment and he’s looking for Marines, past and present, to form a Lincolnton detachment. “We have one in Gastonia with some…

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…

Around Town 3/31/2006

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REVIVAL THROUGH DRAMA Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, will have Revival Through Drama Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m. nightly. Brother Caroll Anthony, a Christian dramatist and pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Marshville, will feature four dramatic presentations featuring such characters as the Prophet Hosea and Mephibosheth. For information…

Spring flowers in South Mountains

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MATT SCHNABEL Special to the LTN ———————————— Spring is a beautiful time of the year, with the temperatures warming, birds singing and many wildflowers starting to put on their annual show of colors. Each species is unique with various shapes of flowers and leaves, scents ranging from sweet to pungent…

Spake Antiques – a little bit of everything

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Spake Antiques in west Lincoln has the feel of an overflowing closet packed with 100 years of history and accumulated clutter. There are boxes upon boxes of books and records. The walls are filled with old pictures and posters. Shelves are lined with antique bottles and miscellaneous items. Ask owner,…

Wine tastings and weddings in the works at WoodMill Vineyard

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At WoodMill Vineyard, wine isn’t the only thing visitors can get a taste of. “We’re selling an experience,” said owner Larry Cagle Jr. In addition to five acres of muscadine grape vines nestled into west Lincoln County’s rolling hills, WoodMill Winery is also currently under construction. Once finished, the winery…

Inclement weather in 1970 didn`t mar festive atmosphere of City Hall dedication ceremony

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ll week long, the Lincoln Times-News has run articles from December 1970 issues that highlighted the opening of the then-new City Hall/Fire Station. Today’s feature is the last of our look at the past. In anticipation and preparation of the April 9 dedication of the new City Hall/Fire Station complex,…