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Around Town 4/13/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT CANCELED The Salem Baptist and Pisgah Meth teams had planned to have a Kids Relay at Pisgah for Saturday has been canceled. “FILL-THE-BOOT” The Lincolnton and Boger City firefighters will be conducting its 13th annual “Fill-the-Boot” fundraiser to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Saturday. The firefighters will be…

Left in the lurch, they aid their church

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(Top photo) Westside House of Prayer was supposed to be ready for services Easter Sunday, but just weeks away, it was nowhere near completion and minus the contractor who walked away from the job. (Below) Pastor Chris Randall and other church members have been doing the best they can to…

Hop! Hop! Hop!

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(Top photo) No, he’s not the March Hare, he’s the Easter Bunny and he was in downtown Lincolnton Saturday for the annual Bunny Hop contest around Courtsquare, which was won by Holly Burkey (below). Contributed…

Grand Openings

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(Above) Melamoose Scoops and Java, 119 E. Main St. celebrated its return to downtown Lincolnton with an April 4 grand opening. Joining to the left of Chamber of Commerce board president Jack Funk (wielding ceremonial scissors) are owners Nikki and Drew Ledbetter and Ledbetter’s grandmother, Sarah. (Below) Lincolnton mayor Bobby…

Sixers

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Nuggets

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Lincoln County awarded federal funds under FEMA

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Lincoln County has been chosen to receive $20,711 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities;…

Family of Eagles

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Sheriff gives tips on safety, security in business

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(Above) Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty addresses business owners and others in attendance at a community meeting April 3 in Denver regarding two recent armed robberies. (Below) Chief Deputy Barry Taylor (left) and Sheriff Daugherty prepare to answer a business owner’s question. Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo More than 50…

Future east Lincoln land growth topic of meetings

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County officials want residents’ input on the future of eastern Lincoln County land growth. Residents may attend several meetings with officials from county staff and Centralina Council of Government concerning prospective growth. “Since plans have been identified by the steering committee, it’s a chance for the residents in those areas…