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West Lincoln Optimists raise funds by selling trees

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With a new president on board, the West Lincoln Optimist Club has changes ahead, beginning with its first-ever Christmas tree sale. “This Christmas tree sale should be the catalyst in the restructuring of the club,” said Jeff Adams, who has been president of the club for two months. The trees…

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Around Town 11/25/2005

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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE E.F. Drum Funeral Home will have a Christmas open house from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A memorial tree will be featured, where the public is invited to bring an ornament in memory of a loved one who passed away. Light refreshments will be served. For…

Around Town 11/23/2005

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PARADE SEATING A seating section in front of First Methodist Church, at the corner of East Main Street and North Academy Street, will be available for senior citizens and those with special needs at the Lincolnton Christmas Parade this Sunday, which begins at 4 p.m.. There is no cost. For…

Second competition brings home national barbecue title

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Patience, timing and a good piece of meat – that’s what it takes to make award-winning barbecue. Jerry Burgin of Alexis learned this over 15 years of cooking and that knowledge recently earned him first place at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, Ga. Although he has a history of…

November scenes

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Never let it be said there’s ever a dull moment in Lincolnton and Lincoln County, as these photos taken during the month of November will attest. Chuck McGinley, lodge trustee for the Fraternal Order of Police, along with his son, Jake, carry food from a van to the front door…

Doors by Nalley breaks ground for new building

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Friends, family and colleagues gathered outside in the cold Thursday morning to honor Buford Nalley of Doors by Nalley of Mooresville and Denver. The gathering surprised Nalley, who discovered that Denver Construction will build a new facility for the business that will merge his Mooresville office with his Denver warehouse.…

Sign ordinance much-discussed topic at planning board meeting

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Proposed changes to the county’s sign ordinance were tackled during the Nov. 16 meeting of the Lincoln County Planning Board. According to East Lincoln Area Council Chairman Todd Wulfhorst, the meeting with the planning board was the culmination of ELAC’s work with the county. “We’ve been discussing the sign issue…

Denver business owners reacting to news of possible Lowes Home Improvement

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Business owners in eastern Lincoln County are reacting to recent word of another “big box” store coming to N.C. 73 near the N.C. 16 interchange. Initially, some, like Marta Carlson with Paradise Gardens Garden Center, are concerned about Lowe’s Home Improvement locating a 139,000-square-foot store and retail complex. “Lowe’s will…

Around Town 11/21/2005

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USED TOYS NEEDED Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, 207S. Poplar St., is in need of used toys for its Christmas Fund. Toys can be donated Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information call (704) 732-0383. MEMORIAL TREE AND OPEN HOUSE E.F. Drum Funeral Home will…