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Operation Santa USMC gives Christmas goodies to Marines

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When Wanda Patton of Lincolnton learned about Operation Santa U.S. Marine Corp in October, she knew she had to become a part of it. “That’s just really near and dear to my heart,” she said. “I’m married to a veteran, and I have an active-duty son.” Patton and friend Mimi…

United Way awaits word that IRS mix-up is over

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United Way of Lincoln County officials are awaiting written notice that a lien filed against the charity last September by the Internal Revenue Service was a mistake and has been abated. IRS officials filed the lien for what they thought was more than $12,200 allegedly owed in payroll taxes and…

Around Town 12/15/2008

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CHRISTMAS PARTY The Lutheran Men in Mission at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, will host their annual Christmas Party and Sing Along 7 p.m. tonight in the parish house. Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre to share. BLOOD DRIVE Lincoln County Charter School’s junior and senior classes in partnership…

Kiser Intermediate hosts exhibit

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Students at Kiser Intermediate School are learning about American history through art. Picturing America, which features 26 reproductions of works by American artists, is on display a the school now. An open house for the art show will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school. The…

Historical Association seeks archaeology volunteers

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has plans to start a new volunteer program for its archaeology department. “It’s just something we’ve never been able to do,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, said. It’s something the association can do now that it has archaeologist January Porter…

VFD spreads holiday cheer

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Santa Claus is coming to town, but he’s leaving his reindeer at home and opting for a louder mode of transportation — a fire truck. An estimated 500 treat bags will be given out by Santa Claus, courtesy of the Alexis Fire Department. The giveaway will take place Dec. 20…

Parade winners announced

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The Lincolnton Christmas Parade took place Dec. 7 in downtown Lincolnton. Float winners were announced Dec. 9. They are as follows: Odyssey AllStars Tumble and Dance of Lincolnton won Best of Show. Boy Scouts of America Pack 74 with Rhyne Heights Methodist Church in Lincolnton won first place. South River…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Roy Scott Heafner Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of misdemeanor possession of…

Around Town 12/12/2008

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GROUP MEETING The Lincoln County Horseman’s Association will host their annual meeting 7 p.m. tonight at Sagebrush Steakhouse. The meal is Dutch treat. All are welcome to attend. WLHS CHORUS The West Lincoln High School Chorus will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers Saturday and Sunday at WoodMill Winery. Proceeds will…

LEDA Art Invitational a success

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Karen Banker is an artist, and artists love empty walls. When the Lincoln County Economic Development Association opened its new building in June, she approached executive director Barry Matherly with a question. “I kind of came to him and said ‘Hey Barry, what are you putting on the walls of…