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Business In Brief

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Small business Center at Gaston College are sponsoring a seminar Oct. 7 on the topic “Motivating and Training Hourly Workers.” Mike Collins, president of the The Perfect Workday Company will present the workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln…

Do you feel any safer now than directly after Sept. 11?

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“After the attack I don’t feel safe. I felt safe before. It has changed my opinion of being safe because we just took everything for granted.” W.G. Reid of Maiden “I feel safe. I think it was handled accordingly when it happened. It was a tragedy, everyone was fearful and…

War Revisited

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Battle of Charlotte featured at Historic Latta Plantation HUNTERSVILLE — Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured at the site will be the recreated Davie’s Partisan Rangers and the…

Many Lincoln students take college route with AP classes

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Despite the increase in work, students across Lincoln County have signed up to take Advanced Placement classes. These classes follow the same curriculum a college class would, and if students pass AP tests at the end of the year, they could save thousands of dollars by receiving college credit. “I…

Fishing group gathers at Catfish Country

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Telly Fowler, holds up a 13-pound four-ounce catfish at Catfish and Carp Country in Iron Station Thursday evening. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo David McGraw said the lemon butter cream flavoring is best for the carp fishing right now. He bends down over his bucket to put more of the…

Standing Tall

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Maze patrons find adventure and victory among the stalks Tom Davidson and his sisters Renee Chapin and Yvonne Brown spent roughly three hours Friday afternoon trying to find their way out of a maze. The Amazing Maize Maze that is. Seven acres of twists and turns through a corn maze…

ELCM — Ministry gathers support for move

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries is moving to a new location, with the target date of Memorial Day. The 20,000-square-foot building will be located on Catawba Burris Road in Denver. It will be moved from it’s Pine Ridge Drive location, which is only a 10,000-square-foot building. “This has been a project…

Lake Calendar

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REVOLUTINARY WAR ENCAMPMENT Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students of any age. Children 5 and under are…

Latino center hones English skills

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Lessons taught on American cultural issues At the Centro Contacto Latino, Spanish speakers learn to improve their English skills, and their children can take classes to brush up on their Spanish. “When children come (to the United States), learning English is pretty much a given,” said Betsy Chacon, director of…

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…