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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,…

SHORELINE—BUSINESS
Owner sees vision turn into reality

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Business owner Deborah Maynor says that her store is a reminder that any dream can become reality. Maynor opened Honeysuckle, a store specializing in accents and gifts, Sept. 15 in Denver. “I knew that I had always wanted to open my own store,” she said. “I just didn’t know what…

96th Birthday

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Rotary auction successful

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Two injured in 3-vehicle accident

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A three-vehicle collision sent two people to the hospital Tuesday. Around 6:40 a.m., a Mazda traveling east on East Main Street collided with a Jeep before slamming into a tractor trailer, said Officer R. Harrington with the Lincolnton Police Department. Harrington says that the driver of the Mazda, Mario Castillo,…

Verizon challenges Lincoln order

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Owners and developers of a newly opened Verizon store in Stanley are challenging an order to make the store front more attractive. Rampart Developers LLC and owners of the Verizon store at the Catawba Springs Promenade say it is too costly and time consuming to change its front and side…