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Nantz prepares for 19th season

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It’s a tranquil afternoon at East Lincoln Speedway. Owner Ralph Nantz, 70, peers out from under a baseball cap at the signature red-clay dirt lining his track. The silence will be broken April 5th when as many as 1,000 spectators fill the stands and stock cars rumble to life on…

Lakefront properties pass Iredell

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Move over Iredell. Lake homes in Lincoln County may have caught up in value because of a 78 percent average increase in the past four years. After a state-mandated revaluation of all Lincoln County property was completed in January, 1,500 lakefront homes are now priced at an average of $758,527,…

Education Briefs

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BOE WORK SESSION The Board of Education will have its March work session at 6 p.m. at the central office. For more information, call the central office at (704) 732-2261. CHORAL CONCERT East Lincoln High School will have its choral concert at 7 p.m. at a location to be announced.…

Around Town 3/17/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6-9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be awarded in each age group…

Crocheting Class

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Retired seniors stay active

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Just because people retire from work doesn’t mean they have to retire from life. Lincoln County Senior Services offers plenty of opportunities to keep seniors happy and active. “We just have so many groups,” Director Karen Leonhardt said of the organization, which is housed in the Lincoln County Senior Center…

Spelling It Out!

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Bond puts $5.7 million in high schools

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If the $44.6 million school bond passes on May 6, $5,742,300 will be split among the four high schools, with an expansion of East Lincoln’s cafeteria. Mainly, the three older schools need repairs. East Lincoln would receive the largest sum at $3,787,300, to be spent, aside from the expansion, on…

Construction II students help build Habitat home

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Students in Construction II at Lincoln County School of Technology aren’t earning grades by sitting in class; they’ve helped build a house this semester. In fact, the house is the 18th built for Lincoln County’s new chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The last day of construction was Wednesday, and construction…

YMCA honors dedicated volunteer

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A retired health and physical education teacher, Linda Harrill-Rudisill joined the Lincoln County Family YMCA to stay fit. She soon learned, however, that the organization was more than just a gym. “I realized that the overall purpose of the Y is to put Christian principals into practice through programs that…