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Two new industries coming to the county

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There’s more good economic news on the homefront for industry in Lincoln County. According to Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, two more international industries are planning to locate in Lincoln County. “One is definitely locating here, while we have a verbal commitment from the other,”…

Family building business “From the Ground Up”

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For Jannette Huggins and her husband, Harrison, every day is filled with things they love. Their new business, From the Ground Up Garden Center, is an extension of those loves. “We love the horses, dogs and plants,” said Jannette. Jannette, a former manager of Bumbargers in Lincolnton for 11 years,…

Lincolnton native learns medical ropes

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After a middle school field day mishap, Matthew Cline hurt his knee and discovered the medical process. The young boy was fascinated by his surgery and rehabilitation process – so much so that he is now a student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. To gain first hand experience,…

Farm-City Week celebrated heartily

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Farmers and city slickers alike joined together at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night to celebrate Farm-City Week. “It is a time of appreciation,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It’s a time to appreciate one another and the society we live in and…

Remembering Trey one purpose of DECA school group project

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One public relations assignment is not just a grade for North Lincoln High School students, but holds personal significance. As part of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), students will be holding a basketball competition in memory of their friend and fellow student, Trey Whiteside, who died in a car…

Dreamcatchers hold 1960s coffeehouse poetry reading

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Students from the West Lincoln Middle School seventh grade Dreamcatcher team recreated a 1960s coffeehouse, complete with sofas and posters. The students of Mrs. Meadow’s language arts class wrote and presented original poems, including haiku, limericks, free verse, narratives, concrete and sonnets. Pictured below are 16 of the students who…

More million dollar homes to rise on east Lincoln horizon?

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Look to additional million-dollar homes possibly coming to eastern Lincoln County. According to county zoning administrator Randy Hawkins, developer Danny Fisher, of Fisher Properties in Salisbury, wants to turn slightly more than 187 acres in Denver into a proposed gated community, which will be located on Pine Ridge Drive and…

Lake Calendar

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BOOK SALE The Friends of the East Lincoln Library are holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Shanklin Memorial Library at Fairfield Forest Road of N.C. 16. The rain date for the event is the next Saturday, Nov. 12. For more information, call…

Around Town 11/2/2005

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BENEFIT St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church is holding a benefit from 7 a.m. – until on Saturday. For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-5575 or Lori Ann Fortkort at (704) 748-9448. The benefit is to raise money for the youth mission trip in 2006. BARBECUE SUPPER A barbecue…

Car-less and over 60? Try this transportation

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For many Lincoln County residents older than 60, driving is not an option. Without a car or license, few alternatives are available — especially in such a small county with limited mass transportation. Those unable to drive usually end up depending on the kindness of family members for trips to…