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Burning ban enforced, Lincoln fire marshal says

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Violating the countywide burning ban could become costlier as officials said they are cracking down on offenders. Months into the ban, which prohibits any type of outdoor burning except in very rare cases, fire and forestry officials said they are seeing an increase in residents burning leaves and other materials…

Helping Hands director sees job as opportunity

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With a new director onboard and its second-largest, one-time grant pending, Lincoln County’s only free adult health clinic, Helping Hands, is beginning a new chapter in its five-year history. Ann Kyles, educated in accounting and the daughter of late commissioner James Warren, attended her first meeting as the new director…

ESL instructor sees impact on community

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Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus began offering English as a Second Language classes in January 1999. Now, nearly nine years later, ESL classes are making a real impact on the community, as individuals learn English and prepare for work or, in some cases, higher education. “We’re really putting an emphasis on…

Artist gearing up for own studio

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Laurie Bostian has only lived in Lincolnton for three months, but she’s already become a fixture. She’s the one sitting in the window at 105 E. Main St., painting barefoot. Plenty of locals have noticed her sitting in the window of Personal Artist Studio and Gallery. And soon, Bostian hopes,…

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…

Around Town 12/10/2007

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DEMOCRAT PARTY The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at the corner of Water and Government Streets. All guests are asked to bring a covered dish item and a small gift for a nursing home…

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…