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Library bridge honors Walt Shanklin

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Walt Shanklin built a garden at a Denver library in honor of his late wife, Florence. Now, he will part of that endeavor forever. On Saturday, Shanklin’s friends, family, including two daughters Mary Brown and Alice Greene, and neighbors attended the dedication of the Walt Shanklin Bridge at the Florence…

City rethinks utility bill policy

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Lincolnton City Council members agreed to gather statistics on how surrounding cities handle adjustments to utility bills when citizens request help due to faulty plumbing and consider some form of revision to Lincolnton’s policy next month. Currently the city allows one bill adjustment within a 12-month period. However, Faye Brooks…

Two county residents die in nearby crashes

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Authorities have released the names of two local men who were killed in separate accidents this week near Lincoln County. Just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, 21-year-old Christopher Michael Meyer of Denver, was killed in a single-car collision at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Mount Pleasant Road, near Sherrills Ford.…

Church Activities

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REVIVAL God’s Filling Station, located at 2977 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton, will hold a revival at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Guest Speakers will be Mo Hisler and John Johnson (tonight) and David Campbell and Daniel Hoyle (Saturday). For more information, call (704) 445-8849. BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, located…

County to challenge federal health reform

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County commissioners will be asking North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Gov. Bev Perdue to consider challenging the new federal health care regulations passed by Congress earlier this year. A number of Republican attorney generals and governors around the country have said they will try to block portions of…

Around Town 5/7/2010

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PILOT CLUB SALE The Pilot Club will hold a yard sale beginning 8 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Jones Accounting Service, located at 2817 N.C. 27 E., in Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and other projects. YARD SALE Tucker’s Grove United Methodist Church, located on N.C.…

High style for Mom’s Day party

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Lincolnton gets ready to Relay

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The Denver portion of Lincoln County’s Relay for Life has successfully finished, and Lincolnton supporters are gearing up for their own event. “It’s like a big county fair,” said John Dancoff, chairman of the event. “Anybody should come. We’ll have games for the kids. We’ll have food – hotdogs and…

LCHA organizes workshop

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The Lincoln County Historical Association will host a day-long program on genealogy focusing on DNA, document methodology and land grants in North Carolina. “There are a lot of people doing genealogy, and they’re constantly looking for workshops that will help them with their research,” said Jason Harpe, director of the…

Foster parent pursues showbiz career

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In real life, Lincolnton resident Ronnie Paulley is a foster parent who works with mentally handicapped adults and loves to sing. In his life on screen, however, he has a tendency to attract serial killers. “For some reason, I seem to nail horror films,” Paulley said. Paulley, 25, has several…