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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…

Winston-Salem singer wins vocal competition

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Marvin Kehler of Winston-Salem beat out 12 competitors and took home a $1,500 cash prize at the sixth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Kehler, a native of California, recently made his debut with the Piedmont Opera as Giuseppi in “La Traviata.” The competition was founded…

Kids kept entertained, out of trouble

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School was out this week for Lincoln County’s children, but that doesn’t mean they were all sitting home bored. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation held its 2008 Spring Break Camp at Howards Creek Community Center, and there was plenty to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. According to Program…

Capt’n Bob’s Seafood and Steaks replaces Sidetrax Bar and Grill

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Sidetrax Bar and Grill may be gone, but its owner is alive, well and cooking up seafood and steaks. “I’ve not changed, but I’ve changed my place,” said Bobby Motz, owner of Capt’n Bob’s Seafood and Steaks, which has replaced Sidetrax Bar and Grill. Motz took 12 days to redecorate…

Crops still thriving

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Last Easter proved to be a difficult time for many Lincoln County farmers. The Easter freeze of 2007, which came after a long warm spell, killed off large quantities of strawberries, peaches and apples. This year, however, an earlier Easter came and went without a hitch. “We haven’t had an…

Lt. governor candidate is Lincoln Day Dinner speaker

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The Lincoln County Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The keynote speaker is State Sen. Robert Pittenger, who is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Pittenger’s counterparts for the Republican nomination are Greg Dority, Jim…

Heafner/Williams competition will eliminate 12 to get to one

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Over the course of two days, 13 vocalists will compete to become the next Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition winner. In the end, there can be only one. Semi-finals will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Finals will take place 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and…

Correctional Center graduates 18

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The Lincoln Correctional Center recently graduated 18 inmates from a job training program. The Apprenticeship Program for the Journeyman Certification provides the opportunity for people to learn a professional trade while they are incarcerated, said Scott Carpenter, apprentice program supervisor for the Lincoln Correctional Center. Inmates can learn several trades…

Around Town 3/28/2008

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SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday. Scholarship awards range from $250 to more than $2,500 each through the Gaston College Foundation. For more information, or for a scholarship application, visit www.gaston.edu, or call the Gaston College Financial…