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Pricey view from manufactured home

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John Rowley may now be one of the wealthiest manufactured home owners in Lincoln County. His 1982 Titan model singlewide composed of particleboard and beige vinyl siding is valued at $50,000. But it’s sitting on roughly a half-million dollars in real estate. Perched on a cove off Cindy Lane with…

Question of the Week

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Do you think your new eastern Lincoln County property value is fair? Stan White, Denver: “No. I was looking at other houses close to my home and there are inconsistencies. I’ve lived here since the early 1980s. The values went up about 60 percent or so. When I saw it…

Coming Up

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Tee-up to save lives: Rotate and connect for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The East Lincoln Fire Department hosts its 5th annual “Golf for Life” event at noon Monday at Cowans Ford Country Club. Teams of four can register for $360 for tournament. Hole sponsorships are available…

Around Town 2/27/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. BLOOD MOBILE The American Red Cross blood mobile will be accepting donations from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lincolnton…

Ledbetter tournament draws top bass casters

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Lincoln County angler Scott Beattie estimates he’s won nearly $115,000 catching fish during his lifetime. On March 8, he’ll be angling for the one that always got away. “I would consider [the Ledbetter Tournament] the largest amateur tournament in North Carolina, no doubt,” said Beattie, 39. “It’s not about the…

Around Town 2/25/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office…

A kid`s dream comes to fruition

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If you asked Joe Fletcher when he was a kid what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer would have been a firefighter. Now that he is all grown up, the answer remains the same. Fletcher, a 2006 graduate of North Lincoln High School, works part time…

50th Anniversary

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Two eighth-graders qualify for talent ID program at Duke

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Lincolnton Middle School eighth-graders Amanda Dango and Stuart Rhea can boast SAT scores some high school students never make. After taking the SAT in seventh grade, Amanda and Stuart both qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program with their math scores. To qualify for the program, students must score in…

Education Briefs

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SPECIAL THANKS Ann Rhyne, PTA president at S. Ray Lowder, sends out a special thank you to the school’s business partner, CMC-Lincoln. School contacts are Pam Null and Jordan Frye, who helped with the Alumni Dinner Thursday, as well as multiple other activities at S. Ray Lowder. KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten and…