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Matherly on development board

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Lincoln Economic Development Association’s executive director, Barry Matherly, has accepted a board member position with the nation’s only professional organization for economic developers. During a conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., Matherly said he was invited to sit on the board of the International Economic Development Council, and that he had…

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Helicopter search helps find 7-foot marijuana plant

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A helicopter search by the National Guard for drug operations led to the arrest of two men who allegedly hung a 7-foot marijuana plant from their back porch in Vale. The single plant allegedly contained 13 pounds of marijuana and was four inches at its base, according to authorities. Narcotics…

Caution mixed with fun

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Lincolnton Farmers’ Market gets home on West Water St.

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Officials selected a permanent home for the farmers’ market in Lincolnton. After several years of moving to different locations, the market will be built at its current location on West Water Street, west of the courthouse. “We tried a number of sites to make the market more visible, but obviously…

Church plans new Saturday night service

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A lot of churches are trying new and different ways to get people in the pews, from contemporary praise music to a variety of outreach ministries. Covenant Bible Church is trying something that may be the first of its kind in the area: a Saturday night service called Elevate. Pastor…

Sally’s Y land donated

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Around Town 9/21/2007

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RED CROSS DINNER The American Red Cross is having a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crouse Community Center. Half a chicken, baked beans cole slaw, dessert and tea will cost $8. Dine in or takeout is available. HOMECOMING Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St.,…

Comedy pokes fun at the South

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s “Dearly Departed” has a cast of recognizable, southern characters. “It’s very cornbread and sweet tea,” said director Ryan Gurganious. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center and at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be an additional performance…