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Party time at Sunrise Community

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LEDA names manager

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Lincoln Economic Development Association has tapped the member services representative for the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to act as existing business manager. Crystal Gettys, who worked for 15 years in mechanical contracting, will maintain and expand relations with industries already located in Lincoln County. She will also work closely with…

Search for new Lincoln County manager narrows

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The search for the county’s first new manager in nearly a decade is narrowing, and front runners are beginning to emerge. Commission Chairman Tom Anderson said “less than five and more than two,” candidates officially remain as contenders for the position, vacated after the firing of Stan Kiser last summer.…

Grassroots group closer to sheltering homeless

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Soon after wrapping up the latest in a series of meetings to establish a winter homeless shelter, the Rev. Gary Dittman prodded a pastor from another Lincolnton church to officially commit his sanctuary to the cause. “Our members are in support, but right now, it’s just the logistics more than…

90th birthday

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Diocese honors Denver woman

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Celia Deese is not one of those people who just shows up for church on Sunday mornings. Deese, a member of the Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by the Lake, recently was presented the Distinguished Communicant Award by the Diocese of Western North Carolina. The rector at Saint Peter by…

Associate of the Year

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This dog became man’s best friend

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Sgt. Max Garner Jr. of the Virginia National Guard was never a big fan of lap dogs. The Lincolnton native, who joined the Guard in the 1980s after moving to Virginia to work for what was then Heafner Tire, did have two German shepherds. But they were old and had…

Around Town 12/14/2007

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BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincolnton Campus, 133 Eagle’s Nest Road, Lincolnton. For more information, call Robin Harwood at the Denver campus at (704) 483-6611. HOME SCHOOL PLAY The Lincoln County Home School Educators will present a student…

Dream is reality at Color Me Pretty

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Business owner Michelle Leotta had a childhood dream of opening her own boutique. Her dream became reality in 2006. Leotta took a chance and opened Color Me Pretty, a boutique, cosmetic sales and hair salon. She previously worked for Clinique and told her friends about her dream of opening a…