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Gaston Skills to open Lincolnton facility

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Gaston Skills, a community-based rehabilitation program, will soon open a behavioral health facility in Lincolnton. The building, located at 1220 N. Flint St., is scheduled to begin operations in a couple of weeks, said Pat Underwood director of human resources and public relations for Gaston Skills. “We’re very excited to…

County officials ease watering restrictions

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Lincoln County scaled back on watering restrictions Wednesday, more than 18 months after the tighter measures were introduced in response to a crippling drought. While county officials said they strongly encourage the public will continue to conserve water, it will no long be mandatory, considered Stage II, and no fines…

Community Activities

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INDOOR YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will host an indoor yard sale to benefit homeless veterans 8 a.m. until noon today and Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. RELAY FOR LIFE Century 21 Hecht Realty, 885 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will conduct a yard and bake…

Church Activities

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SERVICES First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), Buffalo Shoals Road, have prayer services at noon today. Easter Sunday services will be 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast and Sunday school will follow the 7 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to attend. ST. DOROTHY FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will…

Puppet teaches kids about caring

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Jammin’ Joe was just a sad pile of fur lying on a heap of discarded items when Laura Baxter Munday found him. “I took him in and gave him a new home,” said Munday, who is a reading teacher at North Brook Elementary School. The puppet has since become a…

Bible Bee participants perfect study skills, learn scripture

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Local youth participating in the 2009 Inaugural Bible Bee Competition will have a chance to compete for $260,000 in prize money. “We’re anxious work together with anyone in the community to support these kids who wish to compete in this,” said Jeri Ballard a member of Harvest Church in Lincolnton,…

Pumpkin Center Intermediate wins book battle

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Cub Scout Pack visits fire department

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Some boom, some go bust

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A Discount Tire store (above) is under construction near the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on N.C. 73 in eastern Lincoln County. However, some businesses along the old N.C. 16 corridor to the north, in Denver, have closed recently, including Pepperocini’s. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo As a final spurt of…

Committee envisions plans to improve east Lincoln

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More dedicated turn lanes along N.C. 16. Additional sidewalks and bike routes. Run utility lines underground and encourage some type of downtown development near the South Triangle area. These are a but a few of the two-pages of draft recommendations that a group charged with envisioning the future of east…