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Census workers start in January

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Times are hard, but there is at least one agency hiring — the U.S. Government. Temporary workers are needed to put together the 2010 U.S. Census, and Norlinda Philbeck, a recruiting assistant with the U.S. Census Bureau, is having a hard time filling the positions. “I just don’t think the…

56th Reunion

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Police looking for second person in purse-snatching

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One person is in custody and one remains on the run after a reported purse-snatching Friday in a Lincolnton parking lot. Lincolnton Police said the robbery took place around 8 p.m. when a 25-year-old woman was leaving a Subway on North Generals Boulevard. Detective Charles McGinley with the Lincolnton Police…

Barn fire creates traffic problems in Catawba Co.

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A early morning fire in Catawba County tied up traffic Tuesday near Maiden. Catawba County Fire Inspector, Jason Boggs, said the fire started just after midnight at the intersection of Buffalo Shoals Road and Little Mountain Road. Bandys Volunteer Fire Department along with four other departments, battled the blaze at…

Coach builds teams, character

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Strewn across the wooden shelves and unkempt desk of East Lincoln High School head football coach Mike Byus are photographs of teenagers, helmets off, clad in shoulder pads and nylon uniforms. Their expressions vary; their hair styles span 25 years and the team colors donned are from six different schools…

Second community tree being lit up in Denver

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Around east Lincoln County, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In addition to the annual Christmas tree set up at Rock Springs Campground in Denver, residents for the first time have erected a second community tree at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73. Denver resident Maeneen…

Around Town 12/8/2008

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ROAD CLOSING Landers Chapel Road will be closed for a bridge replacement beginning today. A detour will be designated Gaston Webbs Road to Long Shoals Road. The project will take approximately six months to complete. CHRISTMAS PAGENT The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will present the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant 5…

DARE Graduation

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Earlene Johnson (top photo) offered an inspirational presentation as the guest speaker at the 2008 DARE graduation Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Members of the Sheriff’s Office then passed out diplomas to students, including Cesar Rivera, a Kiser Intermediate School fifth-grader. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

4-H club introduces students to photography

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A new 4-H Club in Lincolnton is helping students discover their creative spirits through the magic of photography. The “Photographic Expeditions 4-H Club” meets at the Sunrise Community Center in Lincolnton twice monthly. Club leaders, Kevin F. James and Fran Senters, guide local students ranging in age from 5 to…

Christian Ministry receives Bi-Lo grant

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The Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is $3,556 closer to its Christmas Fund goal thanks to a grant from Bi-Lo Charities. This year, the Bi-Lo Charity Classic, a golf tournament, celebrated its 25th anniversary and raised $5.6 million. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is just one of several organizations benefiting…