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Bookworms boost reading program

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Amanda McBryde, Alyson Bryson and Nicholas Roberts listen to the story “Pigs in the Pantry” at their west Lincoln branch library. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Since the school year ended, children in the western end of Lincoln County have made good use of their local library. “Summer reading is…

Western Lincoln County to see road and bridge improvements

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans on making several improvements to an intersection just west of Lincolnton. Replacing several bridges in the west is also planned. The improvements to the intersection of N.C. 27 West, N.C. 182 and Hershel Lackey Road were endorsed and supported by the Lincoln County…

Horse, rider attend clinic

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VALE — Tristan Stines and her horse, Ghaze, were recently chosen by Clinton Anderson, a natural horsemanship trainer from Australia, to be part of a three-day clinic at the Western N.C. Agriculture Center in Fletcher. Ghaze, a seven-year-old thoroughbred, ex-race horse was the main demonstration horse for the clinic. Clinton…

Radio operators to hold drill

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Local amateur radio enthusiasts will join thousands of others nationwide this weekend in a 24-hour event designed to test communication skills. The American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day will take place this weekend at the courthouse, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday and ending at 2 p.m. Sunday. Radio operators…

Church maps plans for new Latino Center

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Members of Lincoln County’s growing Latino population will soon have a new resource available to them. The Centro Multicultural de Esperanza (The Multicultural Center of Hope, in English), is coming together at Boger City United Methodist Church. “I’m really excited about the Latino center that we’ve begun,” said the Rev.…

Grant requests invited

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Lincoln County Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in applying for grants for community projects. The foundation will make up the three awards this year. The maximum individual grant will be for up to $1,000. Priority will be given to “seed grants” for projects that cannot…

Candidates to take stage

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East Lincoln residents will have a chance to ask questions of their candidates for county commissioner at a Republican primary candidates forum Tuesday. The forum will be hosted by the East Lincoln Betterment Association and begins at 7 p.m. Denver resident Doug Mayes, who worked with WBTV in Charlotte, will…

The East on the issues

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Voters in east Lincoln were surveyed on how they would like the Lincoln County commissioners to better their side of the county in the upcoming election. Some of the issues that were mentioned include residents wanting more of a voice in east Lincoln, bettering education and getting a handle on…

Lake Calendar

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DUKE POWER CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will help Duke Power celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Summer Pops concert Thursday, July 1, at the EnergyExplorium. The symphony will perform at 8:15 p.m. preceded by the Duke Energy Community choir at 7 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Food…

Bye Bye Birdie

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Rose Alvarez (portrayed by Laura Hix) sings a song to her boss and love interest Albert Peterson (played by Cecil Smith) in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The show opened Thursday and continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For ticket information call 704-735-2281. Jenny Walling / LTN…