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Around Town 11/7/2008

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SYMPHONY MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Chapter President Joe Lampron asks that all officers and board members be present. CHORAL CONCERT The Celebrate America 2008 Lincoln County Home School Educators Choral Concert will be…

Friends go into the business of blinds

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Chris Hughes and David Bryant first became friends working at Ethan Allen. Then, they became business partners. Hughes and Bryant started New Vision Window Fashions a few months ago. And they still work together at Ethan Allen. “We’re just really getting started,” Bryant said of the pair’s business, which they…

One-woman show features wide variety

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Landscapes, still lifes and portraits of those both living and dead have filled the galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. “The Many Faces of Art,” a one-woman show, will run through Dec. 31. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the…

From kung-fu to styling

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John Tanner isn’t your typical hair stylist. He does hair, but he also does kung-fu. “It kind of goes against everything I ever did,” John, who owns Nu-Image Salon with his wife, Denise, said of being a stylist. The couple has owned the salon, located at 1573 N. Aspen St.…

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at Citizens Cen-ter this December

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Lincoln County may soon have a new Christmas tradition – a children’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” “It’s a Christmas classic. Even people who don’t dance or have any interest in ballet will take their children to ‘The Nutcracker,’” said Kelly Barker, one of the organizers. Lincoln County dance studios Starstruck,…

New Senior Services director named

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Marti Hovis is enjoying her new job as director of Lincoln County Senior Services. “I just felt like it was the next step,” said Hovis, who worked as program and services coordinator for five and a half years. “I’m excited. It’s kind of scary too because there’s more responsibility.” Hovis’…

Alcohol suspected in Reepsville collision

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Alcohol is thought to be a factor in Wednesday’s head-on collision on Reepsville Road, authorities said. Trooper J.M. Futrell with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Reginald Hunsucker, 40, Vale, had been drinking prior to the 6 p.m. accident. “Hunsucker was impaired,” Futrell said. “He was traveling west on…

Suspects sought in homemade bomb attacks

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Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives are investigating four incidents at two homes where homemade chemical devices were thrown or placed on the victim’s porches. The “Drano bombs” were detonated between Oct. 18 and Saturday along N.C. 182, just southwest of Lincolnton. Larry Seagle, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said…

Board OKs development ordinance

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Lincoln County is poised to usher in the most sweeping changes to local land-use laws in decades. Planning Board members Monday unanimously recommended the adoption of a so-called Unified Development Ordinance, a major hurdled cleared after than a year in the works. County commissioners are now expected to hold a…

Construction starts on next leg of N.C. 16

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The clock officially began ticking last week on a project expected to bring dramatic transformation to east Lincoln County: paving the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16. Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. was awarded the new N.C. 16 contract by the state last month with a winning bid of…