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Mini-Cooper raffle planned for Sally’s Y

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The YMCA is giving away a MINI Cooper car to spur the last bit of giving needed to make Sally’s Y, the first such facility in east Lincoln County, a reality. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are being sold through www.sallysy.org at $100 each to benefit the building campaign for…

Firefighters urge residents to practice safety

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Lincoln County firefighters are urging residents to prepare for any fire-related situation. National Fire Prevention Week began Sunday and will conclude Saturday. This year’s theme, “Prevent Home Fires,” encourages households to have a “well-practiced plan in place for escaping home fires,” Bill Fortenberry, a captain in the Lincolnton Fire Department,…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should state officials have stayed on the case to figure out what caused the June 10 explosion of a charter yacht at Westport Marina?” Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Denver: “I think they should have continued investigating.” Ken Sipes, Denver: “It seems to me if the local folks don’t believe they have the…

Three men arrested in robbery

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Three men accused of robbing and beating a man face felony charges. According to authorities, a woman and three men went to the Ivey Church Road residence Friday where they allegedly hit the victim. When the victim got away, the suspects followed and two pulled out knives, Larry Seagle, public…

Community Calendar

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COMING UP n Voter registration: Don’t forget! Friday is the last day to register to vote. Registration forms must be postmarked by 5 p.m. The Shanklin Library and Denver Post Office carry forms, or they can be downloaded at www.lincolncounty.org. All forms must be mailed, not faxed or e-mailed. The…

West Lincoln FFA provides launching pad

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Western Lincoln County with its pastoral settings provides plenty of inspiration for students interested in agriculture. Greg Davis has been teaching Ag-Sciences for the last five years at West Lincoln High School and has dedicated 19 years of his teaching career to the study of the various fields of agriculture.…

Around Town 10/6/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and will resume regular pubic service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. CANDIDATES EVENT The Coalition of Churches will sponsor Meet the Candidates 6:30 p.m.…

Grace under pressure at Sunshine

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Sunshine Learning Center is almost always a pretty happy place. The children at Karen Canipe’s family child care home, located on Maiden Highway in Lincolnton, can usually be found learning, playing or dancing to the songs of Hannah Montana. But on Aug. 25, Canipe and her charges experienced something that…

Quilts and history: All in one weekend

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Cherryville residents are gearing up for the first-ever Cherryville Quilt Show and Historical Weekend. “We’re very excited to start this event and hope that a lot of people come to the show and take advantage of all that Cherryville has to offer,” Paulette Sewell-Gibson, owner of the Ladybug Emporium, said.…

61-year hobby is productive effort

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It all started in 1947 with a Bible featuring a chart for seven generations of family. For genealogist Lorena Eaker, 81, it has turned into a 61-year hobby that has resulted in four books. “We got curious about those seven generations, and we started working on them,” Eaker said. She…