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City pays tribute to firefighters’ heroism

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The Lincolnton City Council presented awards to five firefighters Thursday night, recognizing their involvement in saving the life of a woman who had passed out inside a burning residence last month. Honored were Captain Rick Blackwell, commander of Lincolnton Engine 1; Fire Engineer Kurt Boyles, Volunteer Firefighter Marco Gonzalez, Volunteer…

Full school bus slides down embankment

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Sheriff’s officials said an East Lincoln High School bus slid down an embankment near the school Wednesday afternoon, after the driver pulled over to correct a student. There were no injuries and no damage was reported, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Larry Seagle. The incident happened after 3 p.m. Wednesday, about…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ CLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Kidz Klub will meet 6 until 8 p.m. tonight. The event will consist of dinner, crafts and games. Children ages 3 through 5th grade. Reservations are not required and parents may drop their children off. For more information contact Patty Crow at (704)…

Around Town 1/9/2009

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AUXILIARY SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will have an inside yard sale from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit the veterans. EXAMS Lincolnton High School will have exams from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed…

Child raises more than $1,000 —7-year-old helps buy shoes for Thailand children

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A pint-sized do-gooder donated $1,000 to people in need and inspired another to do the same. “We thank you. We appreciate you, and I think you’re pretty special, and when you pick your next project, you let me know, and I’m going to help you,” Ann Sperry, a member of…

Around Town 1/7/2009

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MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed Church will hold music-reading classes for beginners 6:30-7 p.m. beginning this evening at the church on Main Street across from the Post Office in Lincolnton. Classes will also be held Jan. 14, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 Adults are welcome to attend. EXAMS Lincolnton High School’s…

Art show debuts Friday

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Artwork featured in the Lincoln Economic Development Association Art Invitational will be on display at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s parish house beginning Friday. “This is the second time we’ve done one of the LEDA shows,” said Mary Whisonant, an organizer. “This time we’re going to be doing LEDA with friends,…

New fire department rising

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A new $3.5 million fire station for the East Lincoln Fire Department is taking shape as the old headquarters are being readied to go on the market. After moving a residence last year to make room at the new site — 406 S. Pilot Knob Road — construction crews have…

Keeping bus service may take county cash

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The number of people who hopped on a bus last year in east Lincoln County nearly doubled and led regional records for growth. Now, keeping the costly commuter service to Charlotte rolling could mean spending a few more county dollars during tough economic times. Lincoln County is scheduled to lose…

Question of the Week

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“How much effect has Duke Energy had, and continues to have, on east Lincoln County?” Ed Smith, Westport: “As far as utilities, I think they are one of the best-run in the country. I think they’ve also done a good job at community development as well.” Robert Welch, Denver: “I…