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Lincoln joins list eligible for federal disaster funds

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Lincoln County and nine other counties in the region are now eligible to apply for federal drought-related agricultural disaster assistance, according to officials in U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s office, R-10th District NC. Farmers who have incurred losses due to the drought can apply for federal emergency credit loans and should…

Fire hits Balls Creek Campground

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A fire destroyed nine wooden tents at the historic Balls Creek Campground off Buffalo Shoals Road in Catawba County Friday afternoon. The Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire and engine 14 was on the scene in less than five minutes of the 5:49 p.m. call. Seven departments…

Commissioners to hear requests

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The Lincoln County Commissioners meet today at 6:30 p.m. to hear recommendations from the Planning Board. The Planning Board will approach the commissioners recommending they approve Patricia Fea’s application for rezoning to accommodate a reception hall business in the township of Ironton on the north side of N.C. 150. The…

Now open for business

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School board chair, vice chair back in their old positions

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Two months after he stepped down as chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Education, George Dellinger took back the gavel. After a nomination from Joan Avery, Dellinger was unanimously voted to head the group by his peers. “I’ve done what I’ve done for a reason,” Dellinger said of his…

Remembering the attacks

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Litter sweep starts Saturday

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Encouraging individuals, civic groups and businesses to help clean up area roadsides is the goal of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department through the Fall Litter Sweep campaign beginning Saturday. During Monday’s Lincoln County Commissioners meeting, the board proclaimed Sept. 15-29 as Fall Litter Sweep 2007 in Lincoln County. They…

Schools add eighth nurse’s position

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Thanks to money through the state’s School Nurse Funding Initiative, Lincoln County Schools will add a nurse at its schools. The grant money, totaling $50,000, will bring the district’s full-time nurse count to eight and its student-nurse ratio to approximately one nurse to every 1,500 students. “We’re getting there, we…

Around Town 9/14/2007

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DINNER The Refuge Church of God of Prophecy, 614 Huss St., Lincolnton, under Pastor Ray Sutherland will have a dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be meat, two vegetables, dessert, roll and tea. Proceeds go towards the building fund. REUNION The East Lincoln High School class of 1987…

Homemade apple pie ready for fest

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Lincoln County members of the Extension Community Association take making pies very seriously. “It’s dying,” said Helen Turner, an ECA member, about the art of making the desserts from scratch. “There’s not many people who do this – especially like we do.” The women have many fans. They make an…