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CLUBS, GROUPS One-stop early voting Early voting is ongoing at the Board of Elections in Lincolnton and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Early voting in east and west Lincoln County and will be open from 10…

Cub Scout car wash

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‘Dinner with Poe’ debuts

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Dinner with Poe” opens just in time for Halloween. “All his stuff has a dark subject matter,” Kelly Abernethy, director of “Dinner with Poe,” said. “There’s this underlying creepiness. It’s very macabre. He just wanted you to get in touch with that dark part…

LEDA is honored for biz retention

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association received an award for its Existing Business Program from the International Economic Development Council at IEDC’s annual conference, held Oct. 19-22 in Atlanta. LEDA was recognized in the category of Business Retention and Expansion for organizations covering an area with a population of 50,000-200,000. “They…

Homecoming queen crowned

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Higher gasoline prices linger in east Lincoln Co.

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While pump prices are easing across North Carolina, gas station owners in east Lincoln County have been slower to lower their rates compared to others just a few miles away, an analysis of regional markets shows. Since Hurricane Rita rumbled ashore in Texas on Sept. 13 – wreaking havoc on…

Senior volleyball player a leader for Mustangs’ team

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DENVER — East Lincoln High School senior Darla Skidmore just finished her volleyball season under first-year Mustangs head coach Stacy Buchanan. Buchanan said that, even though she only had the senior for a season, she thought her leadership was evident in her style of play. “She is an outstanding leader.…

Passion for bikes becomes a career for Denver couple

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When he retired from the sport fishing industry, Leo DeMattia had one goal in mind: to ride. “I had been in the industry for about 30 years, fishing everywhere from Maine to Venezuela,” DeMattia said. “… We thought it was time for a change.” DeMattia, wife Lori and son A.J.…

Powder puff football players ready to take field

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East Lincoln High School students will switch places for the annual powder puff football game, slated for kick-off 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This year’s event is a fundraiser for the school’s sports booster program. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be for sale at the concession stand and entertainment between games will…

Harvest Cove’s Breaking Free Weekend a success

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For folks looking to break free from a dull weekend, Harvest Cove Community Church in Sherrills Ford had just the event this past weekend. The church held its second annual Breaking Free Weekend, as well as its first-ever Freedom Ride Oct. 25 and 26. “It’s just something we tried last…