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Council seeks volunteers to visit prison

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Making the transition from prison to the outside world isn’t easy, but members of the Community Resource Council hope to ease that struggle. “They may not go back to the same lifestyle they were living,” said Tim Scronce, correctional case manager at the Lincoln Correctional Center and volunteer coordinator for…

Firefighters of the year

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Lincoln levies fines for violations of drought limits

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Lincoln County officials assessed approximately $6,500 in fines to residents for using irrigation systems during drought restrictions, according to county officials. Lincoln County Public Utilities Director Steve Gilbert said Monday approximately 160 letters were sent out to customers with irrigation meters who registered more than a 1,000 gallons a month.…

Charges made in traffic stops

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Numerous charges were filed during a Dec. 15 traffic stop conducted by the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities charged 65 people for various traffic and criminal offenses at Maiden Highway and the intersection of Clarks Creek Road and Bethel Church Road, said Deputy Larry Ingle of…

Fire Department gets grant

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A volunteer fire department in northern Lincoln County was awarded a $77,000 grant last week, the latest in a series of awards by the Department of Homeland Security. North 321 Volunteer Fire Department serves residents and Lincoln County Industrial Park. It is the second consecutive year the department received money…

Volunteer of the year

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Creative plans coming together for writer

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Shawn Cooper doesn’t live in her parents’ house. She just writes there. The Denver resident says she gets inspiration from the nearly 100-year-old lakefront home owned by her father, Judge Dean Black, and mother Bobbie Black, a potter. “We’re planning on having a 100-year-old party when it gets there,” said…

Needlepoint expert proud of stocking work

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Christmas is a special time of year for Dot Keener. She gets to show off the stockings she’s needlepointed from scratch, one for each family member. “I’ve been doing this for many years,” said Keener of her hobby. Keener says she’s been doing needlepoint for over 30 years. She remembers…

Around Town 12/17/2007

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PARADE TODAY A parade honoring the State Champion Lincolnton High School football team will be at 5:30 p.m. today on East Main Street. The parade will begin at First Citizens Bank and end at Court Square. School administrators and local leaders will speak in front of the courthouse. BOARD MEETING…

Class reunions

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The Union High School classes of 1941 and 1942 met at the Howard’s Creek Community Center in Vale on Nov. 3 for their 65th and 66th class reunions. Members of the 1942 class are (above, from left to right): Robert “Jim” Burgin, Peggy Jonas Hallman, Virginia Meeks Elmore (sitting in…