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Attacks prompt updates in airport security

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Management at the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Regional Airport follows the old adage — better safe than sorry. Since the terrorists attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, safety devices totaling $26,000 have been added to the airport. Airport Manager Jeff Lynn feels the money is well spent. “The security measures make…

War Revisited

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Battle of Charlotte featured at Historic Latta Plantation HUNTERSVILLE — Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured at the site will be the recreated Davie’s Partisan Rangers and the…

ELCM — Ministry gathers support for move

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries is moving to a new location, with the target date of Memorial Day. The 20,000-square-foot building will be located on Catawba Burris Road in Denver. It will be moved from it’s Pine Ridge Drive location, which is only a 10,000-square-foot building. “This has been a project…

Life in Lincolnton featured in newly published history book

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Lincolnton history as seen through the lens of “Baby Ray” is bound and ready for viewing in “Lincolnton: Photographs from the Clyde R. Cornwell Collection.” Clyde “Baby Ray” R. Cornwell was a known photographer in the area in the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. “He was one of the town’s…

Seniors showcased in exhibit

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Joyce Kistler looks at pottery in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday morning. The seniors’ art work will be on exhibit through Wednesday. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo Potters discussed glazing techniques and proudly presented their works Wednesday morning at the Senior Showcase. Family members, art lovers and…

Rally draws 32 churches

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Planners of the second annual Lincolnton Community Youth Rally hope children will play ball. This year’s event, “Catching the Spirit,” will be held Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 at Boger City United Methodist Church. But make no mistake, children from all denominations are welcome. “This is at Boger…

New Charter

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Jane Carswell, president of the Pilot Club of Lincolnton, excepted the new charter for the North Lincoln High School Anchor Club. International President Alayna Schaffer made the presentation at the international convention in Jacksonville, Fla. The Pilots now sponsor Anchor Clubs at Lincolnton and North Lincoln high schools. Contributed Photo…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…

Youth Quest

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A group from Redemption Outreach Center in Lincolnton attended Youth Quest 2004 July 19-23 in Daytona, Fla. Local teens Hannah Reynolds and Jay Goodman competed. Reynolds received third place in the nationals in communication arts, short sermon; and Goodman received first place in nationals in creative arts, photography. Joining in…