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Poor find living even tougher

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Margaret Blalock, 60, resides only a few miles from the lakeside neighborhoods and golf course communities that define east Lincoln County. She lives in an entirely different world. During a typical summer day, the Lowesville resident can be found in her front yard off Old Plank Road wearing her trademark…

State says no to plan

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With threats of litigation by area developers against Lincoln County, state officials have rejected a novel plan to provide sewer service for a few projects now in limbo using the existing wastewater treatment plant and hauling any excess waste to adjoining counties. County Manager George Wood approached state officials with…

Talent leads to success in woodworking

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Phillip Clay “never dreamed” that discovering a new talent would lead to owning a successful business. “In 1995, I decided that I needed a new [hobby],” Clay said. “I chose woodworking because I thought it was something I would enjoy doing. I got pretty good at it, and it developed…

Band to present history lesson at East Lincoln

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East Lincoln fans will get an ancient history lesson through music during halftime of home football games this fall. The Showband of the Carolinas, East Lincoln High School’s marching band, began work in early August on its show for the year, “The Rise and Fall of Rome.” The show features…

Around Town 8/20/2008

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FARM TRACTOR SHOW The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum will sponsor an Antique Farm Tractor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The tractor show will have food, tours of the museum and raffles. A People’s Choice Award will be given to the tractor that receives the most votes.…

Experience big as 11 return to tennis team

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team will look to have a strong season with 11 returning members from last season’s squad. “We have good prospects and we’re going to work on a conference championship if we can,” North Lincoln tennis head coach Libby Fletcher said. Fletcher said the team…

Lincoln County Cruisers support Amy’s House

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Amy’s House is at full capacity and money is tight. Luckily, a local motorcycle group is riding to the rescue. The Lincoln County Cruisers’ Scrabble Run will begin 1 p.m. Sunday at Highland Park on Highland Drive in Lincolnton. There will be seven stops, and the ride is expected to…

Denver church mixes fun with ministry

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At Salem United Methodist Church in Denver, being spiritually healthy isn’t the only focus. The church also has programs designed to keep the body healthy. “We have a coed softball team, a men’s team and a men’s basketball team,” Jeremy Nixon, the coach of all three teams, said. Nixon says…

66th anniversary

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Are there enough after school activities for youth in east Lincoln County?” Amanda Cochrane, Denver: “I just moved into the area about a year ago. I have a 3-year old. I’d like to have more parks around here for him to play in.” Jim Garcia, Denver: “No. I just think…