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SHORELINE SPORTS
Glass takes steps toward leadership role

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Rebekka Glass is only a sophomore, but already she is learning life’s lessons that come with playing competitive soccer at the varsity level. East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said Glass is one of the top 11 players in the 1A through 4A region in his opinion, but he said…

Special Olympics fun for all

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A total of 288 athletes competed Friday at Lincolnton High School, and every single one earned a gold medal. Participants in the 2008 Lincoln County Special Olympics Spring Games jumped, threw balls and bean bags, ran their hearts out and were rewarded for their efforts. “They love to win just…

SHORELINE – RELIGION
‘Praise Him’ conference set for women

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A few years ago, Shirley Lynn, a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, saw author, speaker and singer Renee Scheidt at a conference. Now, she’s arranged for Scheidt to be the speaker at New Hope Baptist’s first ever women’s conference, dubbed “Praise Him” and scheduled for 5 p.m.…

Honoring Vietnam veterans

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Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored 6:30 p.m. Friday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Special speakers at the Vietnam Era Recognition Day will be Medal of Honor recipients Cmdr. Sgt. Maj. Gary Latrell and Lt. Col. Bruce Crandell. They both served in the Vietnam War. “It’s…

SHORELINE – EDUCATION
Charter School prom not your average night

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Lincoln Charter School is not throwing the average high school prom. This year’s senior class is the first to go through all four years of high school at LCS, so the juniors wanted to give them a special prom. Juniors Jordon Honeycutt, Andrew Sadler, Blake Ross and Kurstin Murphy and…

Scouts serving

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SHORELINE – BUSINESS
Jonas Law expands with Denver office

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Lincoln County’s largest law firm recently opened a new location in Denver. The Jonas Law Firm, based in Lincolnton, has served the people of Lincoln County since 1912, attorney Rebecca Pomeroy said. “We were in Denver at one time and with the recent growth in the eastern part of the…

Cruise-In revs up for downtown

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This Sunday, the traffic in downtown Lincolnton will come to a standstill, and only vehicles made before 1975 will be allowed. It’s time for the Downtown Lincolnton Cruise-In, and Jerry Fletcher, one of the organizers, says he’s expecting a big crowd. “We usually end up filling up,” he said of…

Officials ponder tougher scrutiny of subdivisions

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Lincoln County officials are eyeing changes to N.C. 16 that would jump start a plan opposed by local builders to add scrutiny for subdivisions. A first-ever road fee paid by developers is on the table, too. County Commissioners, Planning Board members and planners huddled last week in a workshop to…

People getting food stamps sets Lincoln record

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The amount of people receiving food stamps in Lincoln County has set a record high. “It’s the economy,” said Susan McCracken, director of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. As the economy worsens, McCracken said, need goes up. A rising population has also affected the caseload. In February 2003,…