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DSS to replace computer system

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Officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are anxious to have a new computerized system put in place. The agency is excited about the new computer system, which will track all DSS clients and minimize redundant paperwork. After the software is installed, the DSS can download case information…

July county jobless rate fell from June

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate went down for the month of July from a 7.3 in June to a 7.2. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said this decrease was a pleasant surprise. “I guess there are enough people going to work that it offset the recent layoffs…

Life in Lincolnton featured in newly published history book

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Lincolnton history as seen through the lens of “Baby Ray” is bound and ready for viewing in “Lincolnton: Photographs from the Clyde R. Cornwell Collection.” Clyde “Baby Ray” R. Cornwell was a known photographer in the area in the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. “He was one of the town’s…

Seniors showcased in exhibit

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Joyce Kistler looks at pottery in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday morning. The seniors’ art work will be on exhibit through Wednesday. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo Potters discussed glazing techniques and proudly presented their works Wednesday morning at the Senior Showcase. Family members, art lovers and…

Rally draws 32 churches

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Planners of the second annual Lincolnton Community Youth Rally hope children will play ball. This year’s event, “Catching the Spirit,” will be held Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 at Boger City United Methodist Church. But make no mistake, children from all denominations are welcome. “This is at Boger…

Anticipation

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Juan Abonza eagerly awaits the chance to tackle the soccer ball during practice Thursday night on the grounds at First Baptist Church. Kayla Bumgarner waits her turn to play ball. The kids are members of teams sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Wastewater no-swimming advisory lifted Monday

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A no swim advisory notice in Lincoln County caused by a wastewater spill was lifted as of Monday morning after press time. The East Lincoln Sewer District had a spill at 4584 Lakeshore Road North, Denver Friday afternoon. An estimated 10,620 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Norman in…

Golfers take on disease

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Ladies dressed in pink rode around the Verdict Ridge golfcourse Monday afternoon, all to help rally for a cure for cancer. Pink hats, shorts, skirts, gloves and even golf balls adorned the grounds. Some participants were cancer survivors and others were there because cancer had touched their lives in some…

CATS usage rising

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Lincoln County’s Express Bus service from Denver to downtown Charlotte has experienced an increase in its bus rider numbers. The rate for July was 981 people a month, up from 731 people in June. This averages 46 people a day, up from 40 people a day in June. The bus…

Knights v. Mustangs — Meeting at the line

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East, North Lincoln to hold tailgate bash before game To help kickoff the football season, North Lincoln High School will have a tailgate party Friday, Sept. 10. The event will be held before the game between the North Lincoln Knights and neighboring team the East Lincoln Mustangs. “We have a…