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ELPAC backs Arena, Oakes and Moore for commissioner

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee decided late Monday night to endorse candidates George Arena, incumbent Marie Moore and Martin Oakes in the race for the Republican nomination for the Lincoln County Commission. “[Arena] is so knowledgeable,” Liz Craig, vice chairwoman of ELPAC, said Tuesday. “He’s just worked very hard…

RIDE FOR SALLY’S Y

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John Clancy got ready for the Sally’s Y benefit bicycle ride Sunday afternoon in Denver. The event raised $4,227 toward the last $1 million needed for the new Y. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Jo Clark (left), mother of Sally Clark, gets a friendly lick from boxer puppy, Brux. Holding…

New N.C. 16 could affect number of accidents

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Plans for a new highway in eastern Lincoln County could possibly have one unwanted side-effect: to increase accident rates on Denver’s existing traffic artery. The number of wrecks along old N.C. 16 held constant for the past five years despite a significant increase in traffic volume, state records show. Since…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Are you concerned about crime in eastern Lincoln County? Michael Lyons, Westport: “I don’t think there’s a lot of crime. The few things that have happened here, the sheriff’s handled it very expeditiously. The fact they notified the residents absolutely amazed me because I’m from New York and that never…

Born Marine

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Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Steve “Top” Reep was practically born a Marine. A Lincolnton native, Reep says he recognized the path he would follow as early as the first grade. He remembers singing military hymns and seeing pictures of Marines at the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Those songs…

Around Town 3/31/2008

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HEALTHY LIVING The 15th Annual Healthy Living Series Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the East Lincoln Community Center and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Guest speakers will address medication management, exercise, stress management, nutrition and…

Adventures of Nature Boy

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Main Street program gets accredited again

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For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Lincolnton has been named an accredited National Main Street Program by the National Main Street Trust Center. Lincolnton has also been recognized as a North Carolina Main Street City once again, a designation the city has held since 1995. “The North Carolina…

Home destroyed in Saturday fire

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A lightning strike early Saturday morning could be the cause of a fire that left a home in ruins. “It’s still under investigation, but neighbors reported that lightning was seen in the area,” said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Management. Spake says that the fire at 3529 Crouse…