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Union VFD provided a merry Christmas for area children

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With the help of the Union Fire Department, children in the west Lincoln area received bicycles for Christmas. Fire fighters donated bicycles to families through the Bikes-for-Tykes program, which began at the Hickory Fire Department. “We’ve been doing it since back in the ’70s,” said Captain Gary Stevenson with the…

West Lincoln High School winners

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Around Town 12/29/2006

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GOSPEL SINGING Plains View Baptist Church, Fallston, will be having a New Year’s eve gospel concert starting 8 p.m. and running until midnight. The group, Providence, which hails from Shelby, will be singing. All are welcome. MIDNIGHT SERVICES Howards Creek Baptist Church will hold Midnight Services from 8 p.m. –…

Checkpoints in force New Year’s weekend

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In an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the New Year holiday, local and state officials will set up several check points across the area. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department will enforce the “Booze-it & Lose-it” campaign. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and patrol…

Medical procedure opens up new world for recipient

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Judy Wooten was living with her husband on a military base in Germany when she received a call at 4 a.m. “Do you want this child that I’m getting ready to give birth to?” the woman asked her. Wooten, then 40, had adopted a baby girl, Erica, a year before.…

East Lincoln Fire Department names Turner firefighter of year

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Mile Turner said it was his boyhood dream to be a fireman. As a child, he remembered traveling to the mountains, seeing the old Lucia – Riverbend Fire Department on old N.C. 16. As an adult, he and his wife, Sandra, moved to Gaston County in 1987. He put his…

Twin brothers plan no-kill shelter in Lincoln County

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Mark and Will Adkins, owners of the Waterfront Group which operates in Knoxville, Tenn., plan to open the only no-kill animal shelter in Lincoln County. The $1.6 million Adkins Pet Center reflects the twins passion for animals and philanthropy. “We’ve always been animal people,” said Will Adkins. “We grew up…

Donaldson named 2006 Realtor of year

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The 2006 Lincoln County Realtor of the Year stays busy as the owner/broker of ERA New Heritage Real Estate on N.C. 16 in Denver. Susan Donaldson recently received the award at the monthly meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors during the group’s monthly meeting in Lincolnton. Occasionally, her…

New Chamber chairman is ready for 2007 challenges

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Life for Denver businessman Jack Funk recently got a little busier. Besides running two businesses – A-2-Z Promotional Products and A-2-Z Solutions in Denver – being an active member of Lakeshore Church and president of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club, Funk can now add another duty to his list of…

Around Town 12/27/2006

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ENVIRONMENTAL COST SHARE FUNDS The Lincolnton office of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program at 115 W. Main St. Soil and Water Office. Contact Elton Barber (704) 736-8501. This program provides cost share funds to help producers protect their soil from erosion,…