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Fire Safety

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(Top) G.L. Styers with the Charlotte Fire Department shows Tina Rash’s class from Battleground Elementary School how Manly the dog can sniff out flammable substances. (Bottom) Jonah Stroup climbs into a North 321 fire truck while his classmates watch. The activities were part of the county’s fire safety fair held…

Kiser named to study panel

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Lincoln County Rep. Joe Kiser was named by House Speaker Richard Morgan to the legislative Study Commission on a 21 Century Revenue System. Kiser was appointed as one of six House members on the commission. “Joe did excellent work last session on the House Appropriations Committee as the Justice and…

50th Anniversary

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Doug Herbert — Race center moves to Lincolnton

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Doug Herbert Performance Center has found its new hub in Lincolnton and is off to a great start. After moving from its Cherryville location in September, the center has more space and is hoping to add more additions. The 100,000 square foot building is three times the size of the…

Ready to frame

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon with Lynn Mann of Picture This…Photography and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the studio’s Grand Opening in Denver. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Lego Village

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Wendy Campbell, a 2002 graduate of East Lincoln High School and current junior at Wingate University, attended the University of Copenhagen in Denmark last semester. She attended Legoland while in Denmark, where several miniature landscapes are created entirely from the small plastic blocks. Campbell stands before a pure Lego village…

Bosch Toll donates $20,000 to college

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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has donated $20,000 through the Gaston College Foundation to help build a Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. That contribution brings the school very close to its goal of $1.9 million. Contributions now total approximately $1.6 million. Rosalind Welder, dean of…

Teens return to `Box City`

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CHERRYVILLE — Last year during the early fall, Cherryville youth huddled in cardboard boxes during a rainstorm. The night was cold, and some of the drenched boxes collapsed forcing their inhabitants to seek other shelter. “It rained cats and dogs last year,” said Ed Bowman, president of Xtreme TEAM ministry.…

School bands rack up awards

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Lincoln County’s four high school marching bands have all racked up awards during the competitive season. · After performing at their homecoming game on Friday evening, the Lincolnton High School Marching Wolves got up Saturday morning and traveled to Waynesville to compete in their first competition of the season, the…

DENR offices move

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MOORESVILLE — Offices of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources based in Mooresville have moved to the Iredell County Government Center South complex. The new office address is 610 E. Center Ave., Suite 301, Mooresville, N.C. 28115. The phone number, 704-663-1699, and fax number, 704-663-6040, remain the…