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Cruise-in honors lover of classic cars

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Ken Connor, who died earlier this year after a period of declining health, was known as a person who loved classic cars. Now, his church family at Salem United Methodist in Denver is doing something to keep his memory alive – and help send his grandchildren to college. The Ken…

NAACP banquet set for Oct. 19

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Cora Cole-McFadden, mayor pro tempore of Durham, will be the guest speaker at the annual Sam and Annie Biggers’ Banquet, scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Country and Golf Club in Denver. The banquet is the major fundraiser for the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. Tickets…

Carlton wants county to extend more services eastward

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Commissioner Bruce Carlton Monday requested that Lincoln County study ways to bring increased services to its eastern area. As part of a planned review of resources, county officials will launch an inquiry as to what services are feasible and where they could be located in the area. Carlton suggested possibly…

Extraordinaires set for Alive After Five

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The Extraordinaires will play downtown Lincolnton at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 as part of the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series. This up-and-coming band is presented by Tindall’s Professional Photography and Apple Realty. The band’s “extraordinary” set list includes such hits as “Brown Eyed Girl,” “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” “My…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What impact do you think Wal-Mart and Lowe’s have had on east Lincoln County since they opened?” Gene Stallings, Westport: “I have shopped at both big-box stores, but I still shop at the local hardware stores too, so I don’t think it’s devastating them. I hope not. Traffic has been…

Vale man freed on bond after marijuana charges

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A Lincoln County man is out on bond after narcotics investigators seized more than 70 pounds of marijuana plants from a property on Reeps Grove Church Road. Travis Eugene Hull, 42, Vale, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, manufacturing a controlled substance and trafficking in marijuana, authorities said. More…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms Monday. The forms will be available until Oct. 28. To request a ballot, either write or stop by the elections office at 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Call (704) 736-8480. One-Stop early…

Animals in foster care; ‘Noah’s Ark’ comes to end

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The largest animal seizure operation in Lincoln County history is coming to an end as the nearly 400 animals taken Aug. 26 from a Denver residence have been placed in foster care. Lincoln County Animal Services Director Jack Kerley said the final cost of the massive operation has not been…

Grand Opening

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Schools’ revised transfer policy could change ability to appeal

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The families of Lincoln County students denied transfers may no longer be able to appeal to the Lincoln County Board of Education. “I don’t know why we need any kind of appeals or anything. It’s our job to set the policy right,” said Carl Robinson, a board member. “Then we…