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Timken promises to match $150,000 for Charter School

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If Lincoln Charter School is able to raise $150,000 by September, the Timken Foundation of Canton will donate another $150,000 to the school. Volunteer parent Cindy Riley wrote the grant to the foundation, requesting funds to update science and technology facilities at the middle and high schools. “The Timken Foundation…

Electronic mapping approved

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County Commissioners approved a $290,000 contract to electronically map Lincoln County’s 375 miles of underground sewer and water lines. From manhole covers to piping, valves and meters, every inch of both systems is to be mapped using a Geographic Information System (GIS), Lincoln officials said. While many critical water and…

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…

Lincoln Historical Association seeks information

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In order to help Lincolntonians know their neighbors, the editor of the Lincoln County News compiled a collection of photographs during the ’50s . “Why he chose this group, I don’t know,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association. The black and white photographs are of…

`Icecycle` Toy run invades Lincolnton this Sunday

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If you’re in Lincolnton on Sunday, don’t be surprised if you hear a loud rumble. It’s just 200 motorcycles. Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will present the second annual Lincoln County “Icecycle” Toy Run beginning at 2 p.m. at the church on N.C. 27 West. The event – put on by…

Childhood, early career prepared minister of music

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Brian Jackson believes that his childhood, his gifts and his first career have prepared him for the job he has now. Jackson is the minister of music and the director of volunteers in ministry at Boger City United Methodist Church. Although he has helped part time with the music ministry…

Four hurt in crash involving cruiser

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Four were injured, including two teenagers, in a Lincoln County accident Tuesday evening following a near head-on collision with a Cherryville police cruiser an hour earlier. Around 7:49 p.m., Brandon Darty, 24, crossed the yellow line on Delview Road and nearly struck Officer Dell Garren’s patrol car, Lt. Mike Allred…

Fatz technology aims for better customer service

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With the push of a button, guests at Fatz Cafй in Lincolnton will now be more in control of their dining experience. As of Dec. 3, ESP Systems integrated a product that allows the guest to alert the server if something is needed, Byron Sackett, Fatz Cafй operation partner, said.…

Local legend Bud Ramseur

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After a lifetime devoted to art, Lincolnton artist Bud Ramseur’s first one-man show opens at the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday at 6:30 p.m. Ramseur’s images of shrimp boats, mills, family members, friends and mysterious women will be on display in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries through the month of…

Pottery, cats fill Rising Sun studio

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Even before he decided to retire from construction, move to Lincolnton and work as a potter, Gary Lee knew something in his life had to change. “I was looking to move out of Mecklenburg County, out of Charlotte,” he said. “It was getting too big, too noisy, too light, and…