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A Close Inspection

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Electrical problem probably sparked Boger City fire

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An electrical problem appears to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Tuesday morning. County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell said the investigation into the fire at 937 Royal Drive finished up about noon Wednesday. The fire apparently started at a light socket above the pull-down stairs in…

Middle school cheerleaders to compete

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HEATHER WILSON Special to the LTN ———————————— As the first cheerleading squad in 14 years, a group of 12 girls has begun a proud new tradition of school spirit and pride at Lincolnton Middle School. On Saturday, the team will compete in the Universal Spirit Association’s Charlotte Invitational at UNC-Charlotte.…

Around Town 3/11/2005

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BFI GRANT APPLICATIONS The Lincoln County BFI Grant Board is accepting applications for grants to non-profit groups and other eligible agencies. Available March 14, deadline for the applications is in June. For more information, call Sherri Barber at 704-736-8471 or go online to www.lincolncounty.org. SURVIVAL CLASS A free women’s street…

The second time around —
Consignment store keeps treasured name

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Angela Mayberry is following in her mother’s footsteps. Growing up in Charlotte, her mother ran a children’s consignment shop called Twice Treasured. Mayberry was in elementary school and junior high. Mayberry, now a Lincolnton resident, has opened her own children’s consignment store and has called it the same name. The…

Recording visions from God

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When Nancy Grigg first started experiencing Biblical visions, she wrote them down and hid the writings under her pillow. Now, 14 years after her initial vision, Grigg is publishing a book. “I kept it secret for a long time, and I just feel like God didn’t want me to keep…

Student-made electric car heads toward the finish line

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Students from the Lincoln County School of Technology will join hundreds representing four southern states in Wake County for the annual Electric Vehicle Challenge Final One of the most exciting components of the high school program is the student design and construction of a street-legal electric vehicle, which will be…

Child advocacy center promoted by local leaders

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Nurses, teachers and agency leaders met Tuesday morning with one goal in mind – to create an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center in Lincoln County. “It can be done,” said Cathy Purvis, executive director of CAC of North Carolina. “That’s the nice thing – it’s been done all kinds of places.…

Drug Bust

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Webmaster keeps a region informed

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Dave Rohr is the face behind DenverNC.com, the popular Web site residents go to in order to find information about Lincoln County. What started as a hobby for Rohr has now become almost a full-time job for the Denver resident. When he created the Web site in December 1999, it…