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Marching in memory of Martin Luther King

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A crowd made of citizens old and young, black and white took to Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, a parade was held on the holiday, but due to a lack of participation, organizers canceled it. Lincolnton High School’s marching…

Youth remember King

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R.J. Lattimore from Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church (above) sings a selection at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Youth Program, which was held Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Below, members of New Providence Full Gospel Teen Choir take their turn on the stage. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Web site helps fight drunk, drugged drivers

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A new Web site will act as a resource in fighting drunk and drugged driving. The Institute for Behavior and Health launched StopDruggedDriving.org in December to coincide with National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty fully supports this new resource and has added the link…

Lincoln Times-News revamps Shoreline efforts

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After 45 years of trying to unify the east and west sides of Lincoln County from a Lincolnton-based office, the Lincoln Times-News is moving east. In this new attempt, an office will be open at 4317-A N.C. 16 in Denver with a fulltime reporter and advertising representative. Jerry Leedy, Times-News…

All agree: N.C. 16 is the key

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It’s one o’clock on a week day at a packed Stacey’s Restaurant in Denver. Jan and Jim Ledford sit down to a familiar scene. As 25-year residents, the retired couple has watched the two-lane N.C. 16 outside the windows of the iconic eatery for years. More and more frequently, strange…

Lowe’s development request could change Denver plans

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Soon after opening a store in Lincoln County, Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. is eyeing 23 acres on N.C. 150, not far from the northeast Catawba-Lincoln County line. The public will have its first chance to give its opinion on the proposed 178,000-square-foot development Jan. 28 at a meeting of the…

ShoreLine — Around Town

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SAT tests College entrance SAT exams will be held 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the two story building on the East Lincoln High School campus. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. Board meeting Lincoln County Charter School board members meet for a public board meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at East…

Around Town 1/21/2008

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SUPPORT GROUP The Caregivers Support Group will be meeting 4 p.m.Tuesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, located at 115 West Main St. in Lincolnton. A representative from Clerk of Court will be presenting a program on estate planning, wills and other legal matters. This program will be pertinent…

Backyard buddies opens

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Artist transforms trash to treasure

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It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For one local artist, that saying couldn’t be more true. Vickie Jo Franks, a Cleveland County folk artist, turns things others might dismiss as garbage into art. “It’s all recycled things,” Franks said of her materials-of-choice. Franks makes…