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Store becomes a family affair

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Sandra Simpson and Scottie Jenkins reminisce about growing up in the family store. The establishment which is now 40 years old is like home to them. “That’s just one reason not to get rid of it,” Jenkins said. “It would be like losing something; it is part of us, and…

Good Growing

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Organic farm still going strong His clay-stained finger tips and earth-toned ball cap tell a story. The tale begins with a farm family in western Lincoln County. The plot thickens years later when young Donnie Cline takes an interest in the business. Years after that, the seasoned farmer — back…

Political Pumpkins

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With voting less than a week away, political statements are even popping up everywhere — even on holiday pumpkins. These Jack-o-lanterns were spotted on a porch on Pine Forest Court in western Lincoln County Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Candidates for School Board respond to questions

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This election year citizens will vote in four Board of Education members. Tommy Houser, a current school board member and former chairman of the Board of Education is running for Northbrook Township. He is running unopposed. George Dellinger, a fellow school board member, is running unopposed for the Ironton Township.…

School group moves with first year grace

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Hannah Hoover has been dancing since she was three-years-old. Never interested in sports, Hoover has always wished for her school to have a dance team. Hoover, a senior at North Lincoln High School, is now the captain of the school’s dance team, which is now in its first year. “I…

ELPAC`ed up and ready to vote

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee has made its recommendations for candidates running for state and local offices. For N.C. State House of Representatives, ELPAC is recommending Democrat Ken Fortenberry over Joe Kiser, the Republican incumbent. “I think generally we felt we needed new blood in there,” said Judy Browne,…

Lake Calendar

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BOOK SALE Friends of the East Lincoln Branch library will have a book sale on the library grounds, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Nov. 13. WESTPORT GARDEN CLUB The Westport Garden Club will hold their 10 a.m. meeting on…

Senters receives regional award

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Fran Senters, 4-H program assistant with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to Lincoln County 4-H Programs. Senters was awarded the “Crandall’s Cream of the Crop,” awarded by Dr. Deborah Crandall, Southwest District Extension director. One Southwest District Extension employee is recognized with this award quarterly.…

38 officers qualify on firing range

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In what has become tradition for the Lincolnton Police Department, officers took part in weapons qualifications in wet, muddy conditions this week. Thirty-eight officers took part in the exercise designed to test their speed and accuracy when it comes to their weapons. Officers qualify with their weapons twice a year.…

Kiser, Fortenberry seek House seat

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Candidate questions 1. What could you do in the Legislature to help Lincoln County avoid having to put the burden of growth (new schools, infrastructure to support rapid growth) on the property tax? 2.What is your position on a state lottery to benefit education in North Carolina? Would you support…