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Around Town 11/26/2007

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BOARD MEETING The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. today in the Myers Building, second floor boardroom at the Dallas campus. The public is welcome. BOARD MEETING The Lincoln County Charter School Board will meet at 6 p.m. today in the middle/high school building in Denver.…

100th Birthday

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Five Generations

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LEDA official will put county’s best face forward

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Despite promises of a bigger paycheck in Charlotte, Huntersville’s outgoing mayor Kim Phillips said marketing Lincoln County better fits her lifestyle and is a bit like returning to her roots. Officials with Lincoln Economic Development Association announced Nov. 15 Phillips was handpicked for a newly created position of business development…

Consignment shop opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Stacy Essary opened Classy Consignment in downtown Lincolnton because she wanted somewhere to shop. “Honestly, I could not find a consignment store in Lincolnton,” she said. “I decided to do one myself.” Essary, who lives in Maiden, was always a bargain shopper. “I want good quality at a good price,”…

Billy Graham stops in Lincolnton

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50th anniversary

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Ronald and Carolyn Stephens of Denver celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Nov. 23. They were married Nov. 23, 1957 in York, S.C. A celebration will be held Saturday at Highland Drive Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Their children are Ronnie Stephens of Iron Station, Cathy Kasem of Denver and Brian Stephens…

60th anniversary

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Lincolnton looks at Rail-Trail grant

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Lincolnton may qualify for a $75,000 grant to extend the city’s recreational Rail-Trail. After years of seeking funding, Lincolton’s Planning Director Steve Gurley said the city has located a state grant offered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The funds would go to purchase public right-of-way property. “It’s…

Lincolnton takes on holiday atmosphere

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As the annual Christmas parade draws nearer, downtown Lincolnton begins to seem like an old carol: “city sidewalks dress in holiday style, and in the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas.” The parade festivities will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, when more than 100 parade units will line up at…