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Duke increases water restrictions

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Duke Energy is again ratcheting up restrictions on water use by lakeside residents. As water levels continue to drop due to the severe drought, Duke Energy officials announced Wednesday they are banning residents from pumping Lake Norman water entirely. Two weeks after Duke imposed the first-ever restrictions on the practice,…

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…

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ presentation to benefit new Sally’s YMCA

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On Friday and Saturday night, Grant Ewing’s normally tranquil backyard will transform into a Broadway theater for a special night dedicated to helping a very special cause. It’s the fourth year Ewing and his Verdict Ridge Backyard Players will perform for charity and the second year the proceeds will go…

Iron Station youth wins Junior Bassmasters

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With a five bass limit weighing almost eight pounds, 16-year-old Christian Johnson of Iron Station won the BC Junior Bassmasters tournament held recently on Lake Norman. Johnson also won the big fish prize for the day with a 2.24-pound largemouth. In second place was Tyler Hoopaugh from Shelby. Finishing third…

Around Town 9/19/2007

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OUTREACH Lincoln County Government’s Community Outreach Event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at North Brook Community Center in Vale. Staff from many county departments will be on hand to listen to residents’ needs, answer questions, to enroll individuals for programs and services and to provide better…

Job Connection helps turn life around

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When Vincent Miller walked into the Goodwill Job Connection in Lincolnton, he had a number of things working against him. First of all, there was his driving while impaired arrest. “Bad mistake – 20, drinking, not good,” he said. Then there was his past, which included an unplanned trip across…

60th anniversary

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Daughters inducted

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More information sought in robbery of First Charter Bank in Boger City

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Local police are seeking information that could lead to the arrest of a bank robber who took advantage of the town during Saturday’s festival. Photographs of the bank robbery in progress were released late Monday. The suspect who robbed the First Charter Bank in Boger City Saturday morning is described…