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Lions Club hosts party for the blind

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The Lincolnton Lions Club gave Lincoln County’s visually impaired a gift of food and fellowship Saturday afternoon at its annual Christmas Party for the Blind. “It’s a way of letting them know other people care,” said Jimmie Bowers, treasurer of the club. The party took place at the Lincoln County…

Around Town 12/10/2007

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DEMOCRAT PARTY The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at the corner of Water and Government Streets. All guests are asked to bring a covered dish item and a small gift for a nursing home…

ESL instructor sees impact on community

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Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus began offering English as a Second Language classes in January 1999. Now, nearly nine years later, ESL classes are making a real impact on the community, as individuals learn English and prepare for work or, in some cases, higher education. “We’re really putting an emphasis on…

Artist gearing up for own studio

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Laurie Bostian has only lived in Lincolnton for three months, but she’s already become a fixture. She’s the one sitting in the window at 105 E. Main St., painting barefoot. Plenty of locals have noticed her sitting in the window of Personal Artist Studio and Gallery. And soon, Bostian hopes,…

Timken promises to match $150,000 for Charter School

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If Lincoln Charter School is able to raise $150,000 by September, the Timken Foundation of Canton will donate another $150,000 to the school. Volunteer parent Cindy Riley wrote the grant to the foundation, requesting funds to update science and technology facilities at the middle and high schools. “The Timken Foundation…

Electronic mapping approved

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County Commissioners approved a $290,000 contract to electronically map Lincoln County’s 375 miles of underground sewer and water lines. From manhole covers to piping, valves and meters, every inch of both systems is to be mapped using a Geographic Information System (GIS), Lincoln officials said. While many critical water and…

Cat Square parade loaded with fun

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Floats, horses and four-wheelers rode by, children made mad dashes for candy and the Cat Square Kool-Aid flowed freely at the 2007 Cat Square Christmas Parade. “What happens in Cat Square stays in Cat Square,” said Dennis Sain, a resident and spectator. The parade included about 100 entries and an…

Childhood, early career prepared minister of music

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Brian Jackson believes that his childhood, his gifts and his first career have prepared him for the job he has now. Jackson is the minister of music and the director of volunteers in ministry at Boger City United Methodist Church. Although he has helped part time with the music ministry…

Four hurt in crash involving cruiser

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Four were injured, including two teenagers, in a Lincoln County accident Tuesday evening following a near head-on collision with a Cherryville police cruiser an hour earlier. Around 7:49 p.m., Brandon Darty, 24, crossed the yellow line on Delview Road and nearly struck Officer Dell Garren’s patrol car, Lt. Mike Allred…