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Health volunteer honored by state

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Despite the fact he has served the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education and Dance for 40 years, Ken Rudisill was shocked when he received an award for his volunteer work and dedication. “I felt excited, overwhelmed by it,” Rudisill said. “Here I am with a big organization…

Lincoln Historical Association seeks information

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In order to help Lincolntonians know their neighbors, the editor of the Lincoln County News compiled a collection of photographs during the ’50s . “Why he chose this group, I don’t know,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association. The black and white photographs are of…

`Icecycle` Toy run invades Lincolnton this Sunday

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If you’re in Lincolnton on Sunday, don’t be surprised if you hear a loud rumble. It’s just 200 motorcycles. Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will present the second annual Lincoln County “Icecycle” Toy Run beginning at 2 p.m. at the church on N.C. 27 West. The event – put on by…

Childhood, early career prepared minister of music

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Brian Jackson believes that his childhood, his gifts and his first career have prepared him for the job he has now. Jackson is the minister of music and the director of volunteers in ministry at Boger City United Methodist Church. Although he has helped part time with the music ministry…

Four hurt in crash involving cruiser

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Four were injured, including two teenagers, in a Lincoln County accident Tuesday evening following a near head-on collision with a Cherryville police cruiser an hour earlier. Around 7:49 p.m., Brandon Darty, 24, crossed the yellow line on Delview Road and nearly struck Officer Dell Garren’s patrol car, Lt. Mike Allred…

Byrum quits lake marine commission

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Mac Byrum, who represented Lincoln County on the Lake Norman Marine Commission, announced his resignation last week. According to Byrum, his resignation came on the heels of the Lincoln County and Catawba County Commissioners’ recent decision to reduce funding to the group. Each county reduced the LNMC’s funding by $4,150.…

Around Town 12/5/2007

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CONGRESSMAN McHENRY’S STAFF HOLD MEETING WITH PUBLIC A representative for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10th District) will meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at 115 W. Main Street in the county commissioners’ chambers of the James Warren Lincoln County Citizens Center. Josh Stapleton, Regional Staff Assistant…

Council celebrates the arts

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will celebrate both the arts and Christmas Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets to Celebration of the Arts, a gala benefiting the organization, are $10. The event will include a silent art auction, heavy hors d’oeurves, a complimentary beer or wine, a cash…

Posters promoting peace

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Lincolnton Relay for Life starts early

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Despite the fact it’s still 2007, the 2008 Lincolnton Relay for Life is officially in full swing. A kickoff celebration was held Tuesday night at Main Street Cafй in downtown Lincolnton. Team captains dropped in for coffee, treats and team packets. “This is an easy way to talk to everyone,”…