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Her own home search leads to excellent opportunity of helping others find a home

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Habitat for Humanity is an organization its sole purpose to help families in need have houses of their own. Ironically, Habitat’s new Family Services Coordinator came to Lincolnton — and to her new job — because she found a house she wanted for her own. Ren Johnson, a California native,…

Groundbreaking

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(Top photo) Charter school officials, along with elected officials, members of the chamber of commerce and other key leaders in the county, both in the eastern section as well as throughout, prepare to “break ground” where the charter school will erect a permanent structure. (Above) Students at the school also…

Tour

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(Top Photo) 15 students from Kiser Intermediate School took a tour of the Doug Herbert racing facility conducted by Herbert himself (wearing the striped shirt) Students learned such performance information such as horsepower (9000 HP); fuel consumption (one gallon per second); top speed (300+ mph) and acceleration (zero to 100…

First of its kind

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Poster contestants

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Around Town 3/9/2007

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Program by Charles and Libby Mize. NAACP The Lincoln County branch of the NAACP will hold its Mother of the Year program in May. The winner will represent…

Grand opening

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Grand openings

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(Top picture) Chamber of Commerce chairman Jack Funk prepares to cut the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony of the Hottest Dog, located at 169 Cross Center Drive in the Harris Teeter shopping center at the intersection of N.C. 73/16, Denver. To Funk’s left are restaurant owners Michele and Brian…

Tourists visit historic Lincoln

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A steady stream of tour groups regularly visit Lincoln County to soak in its historic sites. “We have a lot of varied history, a lot of history the locals take for granted,” said Bill Beam, president of the Lincoln County Historical Association. Beam says tour groups come through Lincoln County…

Lincoln woman tackles law school, legislature

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There’s no debate that Lincolnton-native Carrie McLean grew up to become one of the first female attorneys in the state of North Carolina. Some say, however, that McLean has the honor of being the very first. “Saying ‘the first,’ I’m not sure,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County Historical coordinator. “She…