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New director named

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The new director of the Lincoln Cultural Center is happy support and promote the arts, but she’s not one to participate. “I am not an artist,” said Stacy Bryant, executive director of the Cultural Center. “I can’t draw a straight line.” Bryant does, however, have an extensive work background in…

64th Reunion

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Arrest those boys!

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Commissioners bickering over safety committee

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Commissioners are trading barbs over how to conduct a committee charged with forming the county’s future emergency services. Commissioner Marie Moore called the group “biased,” and guilty of promoting agendas. She may also put forth her own plan. Lincoln County Commission Chairman Tom Anderson wrote a sternly-worded two-page letter to…

Long-time members saluted at annual NAACP banquet

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The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP hosted its annual Sam and Annie Biggers’ Scholarship Banquet Saturday evening. Scholarships were awarded to two college students from Lincoln County. The first recipient, Anthony Farley is a Lincolnton High School alumnus who now attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

100th birthday

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Campbell machining business is booming

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Campbell and Sons Machining, located on W. Congress St., has only been in Lincolnton for a little longer than a year, and the company is already expanding. “We’re adding 1,600 square feet,” said Ronnie Campbell, who runs the business with his brother Steve. Founded by Campbell’s father Leroy in 1973,…

Man, daughter begin relationship after 30 years

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(Above) Randy Keever of Lincolnton was overjoyed to find out the daughter he almost never knew he had is alive and well. He was also happy to learn he has three granddaughters. (Below) Karen Sommers of Sydney, Australia, used the Internet to track down her father in the United States.…

Boys’ State

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Around Town 10/22/2007

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SPEAKER Heafner Preaching and Teaching Mission presents the Rev. William J. Abraham, an award-winning author, professor, communicator and ordained Methodist minister. He will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.…