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n Vote informed: With primaries approaching May 6, the East Lincoln Betterment Association Thursday will give voters a chance to get to know commissioner candidates and the issues at its annual election forum. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. n Rudy, Rudy! See…

Escapee shoots self in standoff

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Stacy Clinton, an inmate who fled a work site April 10, is back in custody after a three-hour standoff Tuesday with authorities. M.L. Paysour, superintendent with the Gaston Correctional Center, said that officers located Clinton, 27, after talking to several of his family and friends. Clinton barricaded himself inside a…

Park concession work starts soon

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It’s been about three years since the restrooms and concession stand at Betty G. Ross Park were destroyed by an act of arson. Now, the facility is close to being rebuilt. “Our plans are to put it back in the original spot,” City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Director Ritchie…

Green space protection expands

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By 2030, half of all Lincoln County’s open space will be gone. And nowhere is that land loss expected to spread faster than in eastern Lincoln County. Roughly four to seven acres a day are forecast for development countywide during the next 22 years, according to growth models by the…

Denver now a location for early voters

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For the first time, voters in east Lincoln County will have a chance to vote early without having to drive to Lincolnton. One-stop voting sites will be open at the East Lincoln Community Recreation Center in Denver beginning April 26 in advance of the fast-approaching May 6 primary elections. “This…

Crime linked to Charlotte gangs

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Authorities believe suspects in several eastern Lincoln County robberies last year may have ties to one or more Charlotte-based gangs. Alleged suspects from Charlotte held up a resident’s home, pizza restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy and bank in separate armed robberies last year. Although the suspects appeared to be working independently,…

Pregnancy center offers counseling

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Only one non-profit in east Lincoln County helps to ensure unexpected pregnancy doesn’t have to be faced alone. For nearly a decade, the faith-based East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Center has been the only non-profit in east Lincoln County offering confidential counseling and services for women with unplanned pregnancies. “It’s our…

Around Town 4/16/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community building near the Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road. SPRING FLING Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold North Brook Spring Fling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26 in the…

Tables parade helps youth at Hill’s Chapel

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There’s a parade coming to Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, but it won’t be the kind with marching bands and floats. The church, located on N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will have its second annual Parade of Tables at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. “A Parade of Tables is something our church sponsors,”…

Infant Replay offers variety in its sales line

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There is no better feeling then finding the shirt you wanted on sale. At Infant Replay, a children’s consignment store, customers can buy brand name clothing at a fraction of the cost. “Most of our clothing is under $5 … if it is a high brand name like Ralph Lauren,…