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Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, will have revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. The Rev. Gary Scoggins from Second Baptist Church in Kannapolis will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church…

Interim manager ready to step down

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Interim county manager Michael Talbert has enjoyed his last week in official capacity, but he is ready to pass the torch. Although he will be in the office Monday to help new County Manager George Wood transition, Talbert’s last official day is today. “I’ve had a great time,” Talbert said.…

Around Town 2/29/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office…

Home on the lake? You pay more

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Matt and Connie Zmijewski said building a home on the shores of Lake Norman was a dream come true. But reality smacked the couple in the pocketbook after they received notice that the county reassessed their property. Their 4,000 square-foot home near Unity Church Road nearly tripled in value to…

Pricey view from manufactured home

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John Rowley may now be one of the wealthiest manufactured home owners in Lincoln County. His 1982 Titan model singlewide composed of particleboard and beige vinyl siding is valued at $50,000. But it’s sitting on roughly a half-million dollars in real estate. Perched on a cove off Cindy Lane with…

Question of the Week

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Do you think your new eastern Lincoln County property value is fair? Stan White, Denver: “No. I was looking at other houses close to my home and there are inconsistencies. I’ve lived here since the early 1980s. The values went up about 60 percent or so. When I saw it…

Coming Up

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Tee-up to save lives: Rotate and connect for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The East Lincoln Fire Department hosts its 5th annual “Golf for Life” event at noon Monday at Cowans Ford Country Club. Teams of four can register for $360 for tournament. Hole sponsorships are available…

Around Town 2/27/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. BLOOD MOBILE The American Red Cross blood mobile will be accepting donations from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lincolnton…

Ledbetter tournament draws top bass casters

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Lincoln County angler Scott Beattie estimates he’s won nearly $115,000 catching fish during his lifetime. On March 8, he’ll be angling for the one that always got away. “I would consider [the Ledbetter Tournament] the largest amateur tournament in North Carolina, no doubt,” said Beattie, 39. “It’s not about the…

How to avoid identity theft

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Lincoln County members of the Extension Community Association learned about the dangers of identity theft at a workshop held Tuesday. “This is something that is concerning everyone, every one of us,” said Rebecca Wesson, assistant manager of First Charter Bank in Lincolnton, of identity theft. “It’s very prevalent. In fact,…