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American Red Cross in ‘desperate’ need of funds

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A fundraiser to benefit the Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gainesville Baptist Church in Lincolnton. The money will benefit the Red Cross’ blood programs, health and safety programs, service to military families and disaster relief. The…

Marine Corps to honor Jeb Seagle

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Twenty-five years ago, Capt. Jeb F. Seagle lost his life after his helicopter crashed on the island of Grenada. The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment 1285 will hold a memorial service Saturday at the east side of the Lincoln County Courthouse. Seagle, a Lincolnton resident, joined the…

United Country Real Estate forms partnership

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United Country Real Estate recently partnered with “The American Outdoorsman,” the longest running television program dedicated to outdoor recreation. “Our organizations have a mutual enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and [the TV show’s] reputation as a leading information source for millions of outdoor enthusiasts across the nation makes them the perfect…

Two women robbed in parking lot

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An armed man robbed two women within 20 minutes of each other in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on N.C. 73 Sunday. Authorities suspect the same man may have also been involved in similar incidents that occurred in neighboring counties the same day. The man reportedly approached the first woman…

Tugging Along

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ELPAC endorses candidates

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The most active political group in east Lincoln County – the East Lincoln Political Action Committee – endorsed Matt Zmijewski, Mike Burke and Ed Hatley for three contested Board of Education seats up for grabs in the Nov. 4 general election. At a time when the vast majority of county…

Question of the Week

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“Should Lincoln County change to a two-year property revaluation cycle instead of the current four years?” Ayako Brady, Denver: “If you do two, it would cost just as much. I think it would better to keep it as four years.” Nancy Bone, Denver: “I really don’t know. It’s tough to…

Around Town 10/22/2008

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MEMORIAL SERVICE The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1265 announces that at 3 p.m. Saturday on the east side of the courthouse in downtown Lincolnton, the detachment will conduct the 25th Commemorative Memorial for Capt. Jeb F. Seagle, who was killed in action during the liberation…

Coming Up

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School election forum: They will control how 32 percent of Lincoln County’s $92 million budget is spent. With that much money on the line, it’s important to come out to the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s school board election forum Thursday night. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian…

‘Box City’ teaches youth and adults lesson about homelessness

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For the second year in a row, Mary Anne Prather has decided to build her own city. But it won’t have any grand mansions or even modest cottages. Instead, Prather will build her city out of boxes. “We’re going to be homeless,” she said. “We will be in a box.”…