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Famous native leads all-star to Denver church

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Former Major League Baseball player Tony Cloninger may be one of the most famous people ever to call Lincoln County home. Because of Cloninger, one Denver church got the chance to host another well-known former professional baseball player: seven-time all-star Bobby Richardson. “Tony’s the one who gave us the idea,”…

Commissioners OK incentive package

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Commissioners approved a $40,000 incentive package Monday in hopes of luring a new industry to Lincoln County. Magnatech Inc. is considering setting up shop at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and investing nearly $2.5 million. The company would reportedly bring at least 20 jobs, which could eventually grow to 40,…

Mini-Cooper raffle planned for Sally’s Y

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The YMCA is giving away a MINI Cooper car to spur the last bit of giving needed to make Sally’s Y, the first such facility in east Lincoln County, a reality. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are being sold through www.sallysy.org at $100 each to benefit the building campaign for…

Program can help Medicare decisions

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Choosing the appropriate Medicare Prescription Drug Program can be taxing, but Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers are here to help. “Depending on what medication you’re taking, you can look at the different plans and choose what’s suitable for your pocketbook,” Melinda Houser, an agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension,…

Iron Station holds Walk-A-thon

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Iron Station Elementary School’s PTA, faculty and staff gathered Friday to celebrate the third annual “Walk-A-Thon.” The event is the school’s largest fundraiser. This year’s walk raised approximately $8,000, which will go toward the purchase of a keyless security system, as well as art, music, media and physical education projects.…

West Lincoln FFA provides launching pad

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Western Lincoln County with its pastoral settings provides plenty of inspiration for students interested in agriculture. Greg Davis has been teaching Ag-Sciences for the last five years at West Lincoln High School and has dedicated 19 years of his teaching career to the study of the various fields of agriculture.…

Around Town 10/6/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and will resume regular pubic service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. CANDIDATES EVENT The Coalition of Churches will sponsor Meet the Candidates 6:30 p.m.…

Grace under pressure at Sunshine

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Sunshine Learning Center is almost always a pretty happy place. The children at Karen Canipe’s family child care home, located on Maiden Highway in Lincolnton, can usually be found learning, playing or dancing to the songs of Hannah Montana. But on Aug. 25, Canipe and her charges experienced something that…

Quilts and history: All in one weekend

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Cherryville residents are gearing up for the first-ever Cherryville Quilt Show and Historical Weekend. “We’re very excited to start this event and hope that a lot of people come to the show and take advantage of all that Cherryville has to offer,” Paulette Sewell-Gibson, owner of the Ladybug Emporium, said.…

61-year hobby is productive effort

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It all started in 1947 with a Bible featuring a chart for seven generations of family. For genealogist Lorena Eaker, 81, it has turned into a 61-year hobby that has resulted in four books. “We got curious about those seven generations, and we started working on them,” Eaker said. She…