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Photo exhibit opens

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The 2009 Arts Council of Lincoln County Amateur Photography Competition has a total of 158 entries, more than double last year’s number. Why it grew so much is a mystery to the competition’s organizers. “I don’t know,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council. “We did pretty much the…

Art show debuts Friday

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Artwork featured in the Lincoln Economic Development Association Art Invitational will be on display at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s parish house beginning Friday. “This is the second time we’ve done one of the LEDA shows,” said Mary Whisonant, an organizer. “This time we’re going to be doing LEDA with friends,…

New fire department rising

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A new $3.5 million fire station for the East Lincoln Fire Department is taking shape as the old headquarters are being readied to go on the market. After moving a residence last year to make room at the new site — 406 S. Pilot Knob Road — construction crews have…

Keeping bus service may take county cash

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The number of people who hopped on a bus last year in east Lincoln County nearly doubled and led regional records for growth. Now, keeping the costly commuter service to Charlotte rolling could mean spending a few more county dollars during tough economic times. Lincoln County is scheduled to lose…

Question of the Week

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“How much effect has Duke Energy had, and continues to have, on east Lincoln County?” Ed Smith, Westport: “As far as utilities, I think they are one of the best-run in the country. I think they’ve also done a good job at community development as well.” Robert Welch, Denver: “I…

Knights learning hoops under new coach

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It’s been a transition season for both the North Lincoln varsity boys and girls teams this year. Each is currently under the direction of a new head coach and learning a new system, which each coach is trying to build upon for the future. The Knights boys (4-11, 2-5) are…

Geometry class re-creates world’s great structures

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To visit the Great Wall of China, Golden Gate Bridge and Tower of Pisa, plane tickets and travel preparations are a necessity. For the next best thing, there are scale models of them built to perfection by Jason Dragoon’s honors geometry class at East Lincoln High School. For the sixth…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after hours The Denver Area Business Association is hosting an after hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at AnaChris Wellness spa, 4317-A N.C. 16 in Denver. There will be refreshments and prizes. Bring plenty of business cards. Call (704) 489-6997. Wayne’s Monthly Feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast…

Around Town 1/7/2009

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MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed Church will hold music-reading classes for beginners 6:30-7 p.m. beginning this evening at the church on Main Street across from the Post Office in Lincolnton. Classes will also be held Jan. 14, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 Adults are welcome to attend. EXAMS Lincolnton High School’s…

Around Town 1/5/2009

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NAACP The Lincolnton chapter of the NAACP will hold a regular meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight at the old Oaklawn Elementary School in Lincolnton. Everyone is welcome. BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross in partnership with the Lincoln Masonic Lodge #137 will hold a blood drive Tuesday at the Freedom Church…