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Around Town 12/31/2008

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FLORIDA BOYS The Florida Boys gospel quartet will be performing 7 p.m. tonight at Freedom Church, located at 124 E. Main St. (the old Belk’s building). Admission is free. WATCH SERVICE Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a New Year’s Watch Service beginning 7 p.m.…

Triumphs, tragedies, progress, hard times headlined in 2008

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It began with a controversial hike in local property values. It ended with the beginning of a new highway and sewer plant, which, someday, will transform east Lincoln County. In between, there was the triumph of a local football team and a tragedy on the waters of Lake Norman. The…

Satellite DSS office set to cut ribbon

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Soon after the New Year, east Lincoln County residents will be able to access social services without driving to Lincolnton. From 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville. The ceremony will celebrate the building of a new East Lincoln…

Around Town 12/29/2008

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LIBRARY HOURS Libraries in the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library system have announced closings for the holiday season. All branches will be closed Wednesday in observation of New Year’s Day. WATCH SERVICE Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a New Year’s Watch Service beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday.…

Photography competition accepting entries

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is accepting entries in its annual Amateur Photography Competition 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For additional arrangements, please call (704) 735-9044. All entrants must be 18 years or older and must engage in photography…

LHS athlete to compete in 21st annual Down Under Sports Tournament

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During his 16 years of life, Lincolnton High School track star Rashad Thompson has never been farther away than Virginia. This summer, however, his athletic ability will take him to the other side of the world. “I feel like this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Thompson said. Thompson, a junior, will…

Nonprofit hires new director

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The Partnership for Children of Lincoln and Gaston Counties has a new executive director, Steve Eaton. Eaton assumed leadership Dec. 22. The Partnership is a nonprofit organization providing services to local families and children through Smart Start. Eaton most recently served as executive director of the Alexander County Partnership for…

Around Town 12/26/2008

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LIBRARY HOURS Libraries in the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library system have announced closings for the holiday season. All branches will be closed today in observation of Christmas. The three Lincoln County branches will also be closed on Saturday. All branches on Wednesday will be closed in observation of New Year’s Day.…

50th anniversary

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Reward offered as police seek golf course vandal

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Authorities are on the lookout for whoever caused $25,000 in damage to a local golf course. Authorities found a section of the Lincoln Country Club Golf Course heavily damaged early Sunday morning, reported Lincolnton Police Officer R.J. Barlowe II. Investigators suspect that someone drove across the course and did a…