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Burning ban enforced, Lincoln fire marshal says

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Violating the countywide burning ban could become costlier as officials said they are cracking down on offenders. Months into the ban, which prohibits any type of outdoor burning except in very rare cases, fire and forestry officials said they are seeing an increase in residents burning leaves and other materials…

Helping Hands director sees job as opportunity

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With a new director onboard and its second-largest, one-time grant pending, Lincoln County’s only free adult health clinic, Helping Hands, is beginning a new chapter in its five-year history. Ann Kyles, educated in accounting and the daughter of late commissioner James Warren, attended her first meeting as the new director…

Little Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

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Tree farm is family-oriented business

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For 14 years, Bill Cline and his family ran Cedar Lake Tree Farm in Charlotte. It was a successful business, a family farm and a popular destination for Christmas tree seekers. But all that changed when a little road called Interstate 485 came through the property six years ago. “We…

Sweet Things allows you time for yourself

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If you’re looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying yourself this Christmas season, there’s a place in Denver that may have the solution to your problem. Sweet Things Coffee Shop, located at 2774 N.C. 16 North, is hoping to take some of the work out…

Cat Square parade loaded with fun

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Floats, horses and four-wheelers rode by, children made mad dashes for candy and the Cat Square Kool-Aid flowed freely at the 2007 Cat Square Christmas Parade. “What happens in Cat Square stays in Cat Square,” said Dennis Sain, a resident and spectator. The parade included about 100 entries and an…

Around Town 12/10/2007

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DEMOCRAT PARTY The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at the corner of Water and Government Streets. All guests are asked to bring a covered dish item and a small gift for a nursing home…

ESL instructor sees impact on community

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Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus began offering English as a Second Language classes in January 1999. Now, nearly nine years later, ESL classes are making a real impact on the community, as individuals learn English and prepare for work or, in some cases, higher education. “We’re really putting an emphasis on…