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’50s Fling

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This is a group of the 5th grade Junior Cotillion class at their last gathering at the Lincolnton County Club. They had a ’50s fling, complete with ’50s attire, Moon Pies RCs and bubble gum. Contributed photo…

Leadership Lincoln Class of 2004

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Graduates of the Leadership Lincoln Class pose for a class photo before Thursday’s graduation banquet. Standing in back row from left are Nathan Eurey, of the Lincoln County Recreation Department; Brad Bertle of the Timken Co., Mark Edwards of Charter Communications, Byron Carroll of GDS; and Rev. Michael Gehring of…

Local officers named to new state Task Force

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Two local law enforcement officers became part of the state’s new Anti-Counterfeit Trademark Task Force Thursday. Lt. Brian Greene of the Lincolnton Police Department and Detective Lee Keller of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office joined eight other officers from the region in the effort to stamp out fake brand-name goods.…

A Home On The Range

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Nestled on the line between Gaston and Lincoln counties lies over 15 acres of rolling hills and grassy fields. Robbin Whitley said that God has led her to do a lot of things, and she thinks moving to Stanley is one of them. Lost Willow Farm is Whitley’s haven. She…

Addressing the issue, finding help

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A deep, dark hole surrounded Kathy Dellinger. For the first time, she knew how her husband lived many years of his life. “I did get a taste of depression myself after my husband died, and I can’t imagine living like that from day to day,” she said. “It’s a dark…

Kindergarten graduates

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The following kindergartners at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy graduated May 20: (from back left) Jessie Herbert, Jordon Easter. R.B. Cronland, Samuel High, MaKayla Bell, Kyle Reep, Haley Donaldson, Mia Baverso, Madeline Sides, Madison Kinney, Malcolm Dorsey and Jordan Wilson. Teachers are Mrs. Goins and assistant teacher Mrs. Rhodes.…

Reason to Celebrate

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Lincoln County Senior Services marked the month of May with various events for Older Americans Month. Friday morning area seniors gathered at Betty G. Ross for activities and lunch. Harvey Ledbetter, Sarah Ledbetter and Bobbie Robinson where among those who participated in games of BINGO. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Safe Driving

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Capt. Danny Hallman and Lt. Kent Lukach with the Lincolnton Police Department stand near a crashed car that was placed on the lawn of Lincolnton High School last week to remind students to drive safe during the summer. An average of 16 teen-agers die in car wrecks each day in…

Boaters ponder high gas prices

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Despite a 30-cent increase in fuel costs over the past few months, boaters are still making their way to the lake. Gas currently averages between $2.30 and $2.50 per gallon. Mike Prince, who was on the lake last week, said gas prices are not outrageous. He said nothing will keep…

Housing request debate

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Paradise Lakes Community is submitting a request to develop 325 single-family residential lots between Webbs Road and Blades Trail in Denver. A public hearing will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizen Center to hear concerns. Randy Hawkins, zoning administrator for Lincoln County, said he…