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Lions Club does more than sell brooms

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) recently received the highest ranking possible from Charity Navigator, demonstrating LCIF’s commitment to being a leading foundation. An updated review from the independent charity evaluator awarded LCIF four stars. The top ranking means that LCIF exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.…

Around Town 1/18/2010

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NUTRITION MEETING Lincoln County Senior Services will hold a nutrition meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the East Lincoln Community Center multi-purpose room. Dr. Matt Motteler of Carolina Eye Care will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 736-8811. HORSE OWNERS A horse…

50th anniversary

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Around Town 1/15/2010

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STORY TIME The Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library will offer a weekly story time 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Cherryville and Florence Shoule Shanklin Branches, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Charles R. Jonas Branch Library in Lincolnton and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the West Lincoln Branch Library. PANCAKE BENEFIT The Sheriff’s Office…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Freeman to retire at the end of the month

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Rick Freeman became principal of North Lincoln High School when it was merely a construction zone. During his first year, a little more than 600 students attended the school. “Even when we changed classes, it looked deserted,” Freeman said. Today, the population is up to 1,060. “It’s congested and busy…

Pie Day recipes still being accepted, celebration to take place Jan. 26

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The goal of the Extension Community Association’s Pie Day is simple. “It’s just to celebrate pie,” said Lucille Johnson, an organizer. The celebration will take place noon Jan. 26 at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event is free this year and $3 recipe books featuring all the pies…

Essay winner to receive college scholarship

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The Lincoln County chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is seeking entries in its annual essay contest. Seniors from all Lincoln County high schools are encouraged to participate. “We’re looking for anything on North Carolina or their family on the War Between the States,” said Harmon Lackey, adjutant of…

Free tours offered to teens

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Thomas Tipps knows the importance of having an education – he’s spent most of his life without a high school diploma. “I’m one of the people that you meet that knew everything when I was in high school,” he said. “I quit high school, and I thought I had it…

Blueberry plants for sale now

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The Foothills Fresh New Growers Institute will take place Jan. 28 at the Burke County Extension Center. The date was listed wrong in last week’s column. For more information, call (704) 736-8452. Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is beginning its annual plant sale. Blueberry plants are always our most popular item…