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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms Monday and will distribute the forms 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…

High Shoals VFD receives $4,717 grant from state

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Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Jim Long announces the awarding of a grant in the amount of $4,717.21 to the High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department. The grant comes to High Shoals VFD through the 2008 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. The funds will be…

E. Lincoln attracts health care providers

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The battle for east Lincoln County’s emerging and lucrative health care market may be on the verge of entering a new chapter. Healthcare provider giants such as Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Inc., as well as area hospitals in Lincolnton, Huntersville and Mooresville, for years have jockeyed to tap into…

Crosland plan to be subject of public hearing

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In the next few years, a proposed 90-acre business hub called the Bridgewater could set the stage for a dramatic transformation at the future intersection of N.C. 150 and the new N.C. 16. What happens in the next few weeks, however, will shape the massive project and determine if it…

Around Town 9/10/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Triangle puts emphasis on butcher shop

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A business selling everything from gasoline to filet mignon has served the community for more than 60 years. The Triangle Food Mart and Cafй, located at 1298 N.C. 16 N., functions as a service station, butcher shop, general store and restaurant. After acquiring the business in 1986, Barbara Phillips and…

Grand opening.

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Hill’s Chapel, school form partnership

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A partnership with a local church has caused much excitement at Catawba Springs Elementary. “Our church wanted to become more involved in the community and thought that we should [start] with the schools,” Kristen Edwards, director of family ministries for Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, said. “This is the first…

Little dog is a great, big deal

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Jeannie, a toy fox terrier belonging to West Lincoln High School student Kacie Davis, may only be 10 inches tall, but she’s a pretty big deal in the world of show dogs. Kacie and Jeannie compete in dog shows in the junior category, and her owner says Jeannie is ranked…

Seniors begin the process of choosing their next step

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Private schools, public schools, community colleges, technical colleges and throngs of Lincoln County students came together at the Countywide College Night held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “There’s a lot of colleges I’m interested in,” said Danielle Melton, a North Lincoln High School senior who attended. “I…