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Some farmers oppose nature trails

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Connecting Lincoln County to its neighbors through a system of nature trails could increase open space. But some farmers and large landowners are saying keep out. Several farmers around Lincolnton and at least one representative for National Fruit Product Company told County Commissioners Monday they oppose the creation of trails…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA special luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host a large networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver. Duke Energy will provide the guest speaker. Cost is $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Checks can be mailed to…

Tax rate won’t be set before primary

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The board of directors of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce failed to persuade Lincoln County commissioners to set the county tax rate before residents vote on the school bond referendum May 6. Board members learned at the commission’s Monday evening meeting that setting the county tax rate by April…

N. C. 16 committee appointed

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Developers and business advisers, a transportation expert, retired business owners and an east Lincoln County resident are among nine people selected to help plan the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor in coming years. Two alternates, a business owner and community activist, were chosen to round out the group.…

Y executive faces biggest challenge

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From youth soccer camps in Texas to leading a facility in Lincolnton, Ron Johnston said his life’s work at the YMCA led up to this moment. Now 36, Johnston faces his greatest challenge: acting as point man on the creation of the first YMCA in east Lincoln County history, known…

Lincolnton junior to represent school at summer honors camp

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Lincolnton High School junior Nora Nordmark will represent the school’s Air Force ROTC at an honors camp this summer. Cadet Senior Airman Nordmark will attend the Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp from July 26 through 31 at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. The camp is co-sponsored by the…

Education Briefs

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PALADIN SALES DOWN The 2007-08 Paladin, North Lincoln High School’s nationally acclaimed yearbook, is available, and sales are at an all-time low. Books are pre-ordered and can be purchased from any yearbook staff member in the yearbook room for $75. The staff member who sells the largest number of yearbooks…

Singing convention shapes up

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Music has always been a part of Kathy Buelin’s life. She says her mother’s side of the family, the Sains, always sang gospel music together. “All of them grew up learning to sing through the system of shape note music,” Buelin said, referring to the do-re-mi type of musical notation…

Around Town 4/7/2008

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Guest speaker will be Leroy Buff. CAREGIVER CLASSES Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes will be held 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Lincoln County Senior Center,…

4-H Plans Washington Trip

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Looking for the perfect summer venture? Join Lincoln County 4-H on a trip to Washington, DC. Local 4-H families are planning a trip, “The Wonders of Washington,” for Aug. 4 through 7. Participants will stay at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. and enjoy touring and educational programs…