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Commissioners alter budget process

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved changes to the county’s budget process for the upcoming 2008-09 fiscal year. Commissioner Jim Klein brought the discussion to the board a second time Monday night. Klein and Commissioner Bruce Carlton were newcomers to the budget process this year and voiced their concerns after the budget’s…

Lincoln County imposes ban on burning

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As drought conditions continue, the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office and North Carolina Forest Service have ordered a ban on burning materials in Lincoln County. “We are so extremely dry that even some of the counties around that are having fires, are just using large quantities of water,” said Director…

Around Town 8/20/2007

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BANQUET The National Wild Turkey Federation will host a banquet at the Lincolnton National Guard Armory on Friday from 6-10 p.m. For ticket information call 704-735-4715. There will be a raffle, door prizes and an auction. REVIVAL St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy., will hold its annual…

91st Birthday

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88th Birthday

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Centro Contacto Latino reaches out to the Hispanic community

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Perhaps it was fate that Charles Cranford, former pastor of Salem Baptist Church, went on a mission trip to Senora, Mexico in 1987. That’s where he happened to meet a young woman named Betsy Chacon from Tucson, Ariz. who was attending a Bible college there at the time. “He invited…

Moore adds more awards to his list

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A lot of people around town know who Maurice Moore is. Apparently, a lot of people other places know the name as well. In June, Moore was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame and was also named to the organization’s board of directors. Moore, a Lincolnton native,…

Apple Queen dream comes true

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Queen has attended the pageant regularly since she was 5 years old. She always dreamed she’d enter it, but never thought she would actually win. “It was really hard to believe I was actually up there,” said Rachel Cochran, 19. “I thought, ‘This is unreal.…

Summer spent sweating in the sun for music

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Rachel Dudley has spent the past three summers working hard, sleeping on gym floors and playing her heart out on the baritone horn in the Memphis Sound, a drum and bugle corps. “It’s kind of like being a rock star performing in a different city every night,” Dudley said. “It’s…

Purple Shoe’s success aids Amy’s House outreach

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The Purple Shoe Thrift Store has moved to a new home on Main Street in Lincolnton. “I think it’s a much better location,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “People can get in and out easier, and it’s a calmer…