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‘Transportation toolbelt’ may decrease traffic

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Associate planner Andrew Bryant presented the “transportation toolbelt” to Lincoln County Commissioners and the Planning Board Monday night with ideas as drastic as a building moratorium. The toolbelt was planners’ response to growth concerns Commissioner Bruce Carlton raised at the Jan. 20 meeting. A subdivision moratorium would “prevent the creation…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Do you think big-box retailers are good or bad for eastern Lincoln County? Homer Sparks, Stanley: “I guess it’s good for the poor people. It also adds to the tax base.” Dale Harris, Lincolnton: “Well they are coming regardless. They bring jobs and you can’t do away with growth. It…

Intersection overhaul begins in April

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The most heavily traveled intersection in eastern Lincoln County will soon undergo a massive overhaul. A $1.5 million dollar construction contract was awarded in December to Scurry Construction to help unlock growing traffic congestion at old N.C. 16 and N.C. 73 in Stanley, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation…

Active students comprise SGA at East Lincoln

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The school-wide blood drive on March 19 is just one of the ways the Student Government Association work to make East Lincoln High School a better place. SGA Vice president Tyson Leonhardt said students would pre-register, but parents and community members also are welcome to participate. Participants must be at…

Healthy option available at Denver fish fry

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For the sixth or seventh year in a row, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver is having a fish fry every Friday during Lent. But this year, there’s something a bit different: healthier options. According to organizer Bob Johansen, a number of people requested some non-fried items. To that end,…

Around Town 3/5/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Building adjacent to the Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. SUNDAY LUNCHEON Homeplace Restaurant and the Realy for Life team at Norris Childers Elementary School will be hosting a buffet-style Sunday luncheon 11 a.m.…

Playing with a purpose

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The driving range at Cowans Ford Golf Club at Lake Norman in Stanley was a popular place before the shotgun start of the Relay for Life golf tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Kenneth Primm keeps his head down and takes a divot during his…

Small animal hospital thrives with 8 vets

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In 1978, pets and their owners walked through the doors of the East Lincoln Animal Hospital for the first time. Thirty years later, the building has not only grown in size but also in technology. “We are a full service small animal hospital,” said David Wilson, doctor of veterinary medicine.…

Around Town 3/3/2008

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BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdayin the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. PRECINCT MEETING The Daniel’s/Vale Democratic precinct meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Union Volunteer…

Upcoming exhibit features two very different artists

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Roger Steele and Gail M. Little, two very different artists, will come together in a joint show opening March 8 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “Gail’s is so whimsical and wonderful and colorful and dance-like, and Roger’s is very spiritual and quiet and some of the techniques and some of…