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Plans for new Dunkin’ Donuts, shooting range moving ahead

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Both a proposed indoor shooting range and a new Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Lincoln County received unanimous support Monday night from the Planning Board, which will now bring its recommendation on the zoning cases before the Board of Commissioners at its next meeting. While there were…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry celebrates 30 years

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer East Lincoln Christian Ministry recently celebrated three decades of service to Lincoln County. President Laura Moore said the nonprofit organization, always bustling with activity throughout the year and currently assisting 300 families a month, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special community Family Fun Day in…

McHenry meets with friendly crowd

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor “Elections have consequences.” Rep. Patrick McHenry made that statement at both the beginning and end of a town hall meeting in Lincolnton on Monday, during which he fielded questions from citizens from North Carolina’s 10th District about issues ranging from jobs and the economy to the…

Miller crowned 2013 Apple Queen

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Government officials, neighborhoods team up for National Night Out

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The 30th Annual National Night Out event will take place Tuesday in Lincolnton. Neighborhoods throughout the city will unite and participate in block parties as various city and county officials and first responders travel from one location to the next to eat food, fellowship with…

Lincolnton a stop on state agricultural tour

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincolnton will be among the stops of a statewide tour designed to showcase North Carolina’s agricultural products. Hosted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the 2013 “Got to be NC” RV tour will be at the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton, on…

Rock Springs Camp Meeting

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Crimestoppers buys business cards for officers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nearly 100 Lincoln County officers will soon receive personalized business cards as part of Crimestoppers’ recent initiative to not only show gratitude for the area’s two prominent law enforcement agencies but also promote the nonprofit organization within the community. According to Crimestoppers board member Tom…

Lessons from the Master

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Karate instructor hopes to offer first-time youth offenders a second chance JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “You’ve got control over a person’s life because they’re listening to you,” local karate instructor Maurice Moore said. The internationally-known teacher and competitor wants to inspire local children and teens to maintain integrity and dream…

New eatery coming to downtown

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new farm-to-table food venture will take over the downtown Lincolnton site of the former 36th Street Bakery, Lincoln Economic Development Association officials announced Thursday. The restaurant, to be called Farmer Baker Sausage Maker, is owned by chef Cassie Parsons, Natalie Veres and Doug and Lillie…