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Turbyfill keeps it in the family

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For Larry Turbyfill of Turbyfill True Value/Just Ask Rental, business is a family affair. “I came back to the family business about a year ago,” said Turbyfill of the Denver business his father Joe founded with brother Earl 32 years ago. A native of east Lincoln, Turbyfill says he worked…

Around Town 10/24/2007

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HEALTH/ SAFETY FAIR The West Lincoln Health and Safety Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Messiah United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 27 W. There will be flu shots. Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will do lab work including blood sugar checks, cholesterol check and the…

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.…

Teachers’ talent on display at third annual show

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Good news for parents: Lincoln County Schools is planning an evening of entertainment that will maintain a 6-year-old’s attention for more than 20 minutes. Students of all ages from all over Lincoln County have a unique opportunity to see their teachers showing off. The third annual Lincoln County Public Education…

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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Sheriff offers reflective tabs

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In an effort to keep children safe this Halloween, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is offering reflective shoelace tabs beginning Oct. 18. These tabs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Trick or treat at your local…

Lincoln agrees to coordinate water use

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As drought magnifies serious inconsistencies in regional water use, commissioners this week agreed to join major public utilities spearheaded by Duke Energy to better coordinate management. In an agreement that took nine months of negotiations to craft, 25 public water users with a capacity of 100,000 gallons or more will…