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People getting food stamps sets Lincoln record

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The amount of people receiving food stamps in Lincoln County has set a record high. “It’s the economy,” said Susan McCracken, director of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. As the economy worsens, McCracken said, need goes up. A rising population has also affected the caseload. In February 2003,…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Chamber networking lunch The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7 at the East Lincoln Community Center. Speakers will include Department of Transportation officials Mike Holder and Jackie McSwain. Cost is $11 for members and guests and…

Benefit planned for ‘Sack’ Morrell

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Farrell “Sack” Morrell is the kind of guy who doesn’t hesitate to help a friend in need. Now, his friends are doing the same for him. Morrell was diagnosed with brain cancer on July 19, 2007. He had surgery to remove a tumor last November at M.D. Anderson Hospital in…

Farmers market to open in Denver

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Amy Foster kneels in her garden taking inventory days before the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver bustles to life for its second season. Her hands brush over leeks and beets, four different types of broccoli, butter-crunch lettuce and a variety of radish called Giants of Sicily. In a nearby…

Annual lake safety classes are Saturday

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When the Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron launches its annual safety classes this Saturday, a favorite former commander won’t be there to steer the ship. After battling illness for several years, Jack Morgan, 81, died March 30 in Lenoir. Although he left the Denver community in 2006, the avid…

Coming UP

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n Vote May 6: From presidential candidates to local commissioner seats, don’t forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, May 6. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close 7:30 p.m. Voters can check polling places and other information by visiting www.sboe.state.nc.us. For more information, call (704) 736-8480. n Vote…

Question Of The Week

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Eric Hagler, Denver: “I’d say it would be a very small portion of the qualifications I would look at. I think it sets up too many opportunities for disagreement. I don’t think you should set one side of the county against the other. I think you’ve got to look at…

Around Town 4/30/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek’s annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Howards Creek Community Center. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C.…

Around Town 4/28/2008

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CAR SHOW The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will sponsor a car show beginning at 8 a.m. June 28 at the Lions Den, located two miles north of N.C. 150 between Sherrills Ford Elementary School and the fire department on Sherrills Ford Road. Car registration will be from 8 a.m. to…

Lincolnton manager proposes rate cut

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City Manager Jeff Emory proposed a $0.55 per $100 valuation property tax rate – one cent less than the current rate – at a City of Lincolnton budget work session held Friday at Lincolnton City Hall. “This has been a tradition for the past several years,” Emory said of his…