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Class on beginning a garden offered through Extension

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With the struggling economy causing stress, many people are making an effort to simplify their lives, decrease anxiety and get back to basics. “The economy, I think, is in the back of people’s minds when they think about gardening for the first time and expanding their garden,” said Kevin Starr,…

Farmers Market expected to have ‘tremendous’ year

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Both locations of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will be open beginning April 18. The Denver market will open at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Rock Springs Elementary School, located on N.C. 16. The Lincolnton market will open at 7 a.m. at its shelter on West Water Street.…

Charlotte man wanted in Lincoln mail theft case

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Sheriff’s investigators have issued a warrant for a Charlotte man accused of taking mail from an eastern Lincoln County business. Authorities have charged Thomas Andre Luckey, 28, Charlotte, with misdemeanor larceny. Luckey is accused of taking mail from Keith Lutz Cabinetry, 6507 Denver Industrial Park Road on March 16, Hutchens…

Antiques stolen from outbuilding

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Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of antiques taken Monday from a Lincolnton home. The owner, Jason Wilhelm, told deputies that several antiques were taken from an outbuilding at the 2100 block of Drive Inn Road in Lincolnton. More than $40,000 in antiques including Hummel…

Around Town 3/25/2009

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PRAYER BOOK CLASS St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, will have a class on how to use The Book of Common Prayer 7-7:30 p.m. this evening until April 1. Parishioners are asked to bring a copy of the book. A Lenten supper of bread, soup, fruit and…

84th birthday

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Five generations

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Buffing out the dings at speedway

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From a freshly painted press box perched above the Carolina red clay, East Lincoln Speedway’s new promoter and facility director, Clint Elkins, can see the transformation happen little by little. “We’ll install new speakers on those poles, a mixing board will go here,” Elkins said. “Victory lane will go in…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Public Forum Lincoln County is hosting a forum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 31 to collect public input on a greenways and trails master plan at North Lincoln Middle School, 1503 Amity Church Road. Call (704) 736-8472. Spring Break Camp Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is…

Around Town 3/23/2009

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Lincoln Photography Club will hold its monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. this evening at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St., Lincolnton. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome to attend. For more information, call Judy Broesder at (980) 241-0188. HOSPICE PROGRAM Hospice and Palliative…