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Westport Marina docks rebuilt

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Nearly a year after a tragic explosion destroyed the docks of Westport Marina, work crews have put the finishing touches on rebuilding. After receiving certification from state and local inspectors, the business will again be able to refuel boats at the popular marina. Above: Dock supervisor Nick Harmon points to…

Around Town 4/27/2009

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CITY COUNCIL MTG. The Lincolnton Mayor and City Council will host a budget work session 4 p.m. this evening in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St., Lincolnton. A closed session will follow in accordance with NCGS 143-318.11 (a)(5) to discuss property. Citizens and parties of interest…

Kids’ Orchard seeks vendors

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival has begun taking applications for the Kids Orchard for the 2009 festival. The Kids’ Apple Orchard is open to any Lincoln County nonprofit organization that has an activity or an item for sale that is of interest to children 5 to 12 years of age.…

Rotary auction

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The Lincoln County Rotary Education Auction wound up Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Volunteers staffed display boards to keep track of bidding. Among the many items auctioned off, beagle puppies. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Participants face fear of falling

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Many seniors are scared of falling, and with good reason. In one year, “One out of three seniors 65 and older will fall,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. This fact causes many seniors to become inactivity in hopes of avoiding falling. Inactivity, however, can actually lead…

Becoming computer literate

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Extension offers opportunities

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension serves seniors in a variety of ways. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program, for example, helps seniors understand Medicare. Volunteers explain the options, but don’t make strong suggestions. “They do not make choices, but they show the choices that are available for individuals – the…

Around Town 4/24/2009

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS The Special Olympics of Lincoln County will hold their annual Spring Games Competition beginning 9:30 a.m. this morning at the Lincolnton High School Stadium. 270 athletes from the county will compete in track and field events including wheelchair races, running, walking, jumping and throwing events. Everyone is invited…

Church Briefs

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ZION HILL BANQUET Zion Hill Baptist Church of Cherryville will have an appreciation service and banquet for the Rev. Roger W. Fuller and the first family of Zion Hill Baptist Church beginning 6 p.m. this evening. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ryan McCain of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church…

Lincoln County Senior Center hosts a wide range of activities

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Lincoln County Senior Services works hard to honor local older Americans. “They have so much wisdom, and they have so much to give,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services and the Lincoln County Senior Center. The center will host an Older Americans Celebration 10:30 a.m. to 1…