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Holiday Eating

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Have a plan to control flurry of party feasts Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a flurry of holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations. And with those get-togethers come loads of food. That can seem discouraging to partygoers who are trying to watch their weight. But experts say the health-conscious eater is…

Born to run free

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A home away from home is right around the corner for man’s best friend in Denver. Barkin’ Buddies Resort & Daycare offers cageless facilities for dogs and allows plenty of time to play outdoors. Dogs can come for the day or spend the night. The facility which has been open…

Units drill on school crisis

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Regional officers, EMS participate at NLHS Officers train for school shooting Local law enforcement officers took over North Lincoln High School Thursday to train for a situation they hope they never have to respond to. Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton Police Department, Mount Holly Police Department, Cramerton…

Flu shots offered next week

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The Lincoln County Health Department will offer flu vaccines to adults next week. Appointments are now being made for next week’s vaccinations, set for Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Recipients of the shots must be 65 years old and older; pregnant women; healthcare workers involved in patient care; or persons…

Planners revise junk car measure

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Proposed changes to a county ordinance will not lower the number of junk cars that may be kept on one’s property, but will require they be kept out of sight, says the Lincoln County Planning Board. Board members discussed Thursday ways to revise the current ordinance on junk car ownership.…

Board accepts $10.1 million bid on new middle school

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The Lincoln County Board of Education chose Matthews Construction of Concord to oversee the building of the new Lincolnton Middle School during a special called meeting Wednesday night. Board members unanimously voted to accept the general contractor on the basis of its bid of $10,198,000. “I’m very excited about getting…

Truck Flips

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A tractor trailer driven by Jose Leyden Oviedo of Concord overturned Wednesday morning at the exit 28 on ramp to U.S. 321. Oviedo was charged with exceeding the safe speed, state Trooper B.Y. Hill said. He was transported to Lincoln Medical Center. Hill said as Oviedo took the turn the…

Piedmont Natural Gas to leave Lincolnton

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Piedmont Natural Gas is pulling out of Lincolnton after 39 years of serving the area. An exact date has not been set for the closing of the Sycamore Street location, but it is expected to occur in the middle of 2005. The decision to close was made as part of…

Every dog has her day

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Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller stands proudly with her owners Merisa and Christina Stoner. The dog won “Best of Winners” in show one at the United Kennel Club event held in Charlotte. Merisa won first place for her Novice Junior Showmanship Class during each of the four shows. Contributed Photo…

Christmas spirit shipped to troops

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Children smeared glue, applied cotton balls and wrote personalized messages on Christmas cards going to troops overseas. “It’s for the army,” said Ian Yount, a 7-year-old who participated in the Lincoln County Library’s project. “Because they’ve done some good things for us.” The individualized cards will be sent to Lincoln…