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Holiday markets open this Saturday

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market is ready for its first-ever Holiday Markets on Saturday. Both the Lincolnton and Denver locations will be participating and will conclude their season with this special event. We’ll also be celebrating Farm-City Week with refreshments and cooking demonstrations, plus a wonderful gift bag and basket…

Boy Scouts seeking food items for those in need

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Boy Scouts will be scouting for food this weekend and giving it to those in need. “Service projects, personal and as a group, are just part of the program,” said Thad Cloer, district executive of the Boy Scouts of America Piedmont Council. “Our motto is ‘Be Prepared,’ but our slogan…

Former Panther publishes local authors

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For most families, having one published author at the dinner table would be a pretty big deal. The Royals family has two. The Rev. Andy Royals of Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton and his wife, Joyce, have each published a book, and it’s all thanks to a former Carolina Panther.…

Minor injuries in 2-car collision on Water Street

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Two people suffered minor injuries when their vehicles collided Monday on Water Street, police said. Betty Quinton Ramsey, 81, Lincolnton, was traveling west on Cedar Street when she collided with a vehicle driven by Myrlene Kirkpatrick Callaway, 65, Lincolnton, reported Sgt. J.M. Caudle with the Lincolnton Police Department. Ramsey told…

Ribbon cutting

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Elvis tribute show will benefit crime-stoppers

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With just days until the Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, program coordinator Mary Wright said tickets are still available but are “going fast.” Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy Award-winning Gospel group, the Imperials will headline the Nov. 29 event at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. “We have already sold about…

New gift shop opens in Cultural Center

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The Lincoln Cultural Center’s gift shop has a new look, a new name and new owners. The Last Picasso had its grand opening Tuesday. The newly-privatized shop is owned by Lincoln County artists Kae Wright and Dene Smith. “We can be good for the Cultural Center and the Cultural Center…

Girls set to sing national anthem

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All of Gardner-Webb University’s basketball games will be opened with the voices of students from Lincolnton’s Amazing Grace Music Academy. “They’re filling the bill for the whole season,” Sharon Atkinson, owner of Amazing Grace, said. Nicolette Glaspey, Libby Henderson, Caitlin Reel, Leah Atkinson, Carson Sain and Danielle Flowers will be…

Abstract artist hosts open house

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A Lincolnton native is turning her childhood home into an art gallery this weekend. “It’s a magical place to me,” Selph said of the house, which was built by her grandfather the year she was born. “It always has been.” Katie Selph will be selling her own work as well…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…