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Accident, recovery has role in Johnson’s bid

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ALLYSON LEVINE Staff Writer A lot of people have heard about the accident that caused North Carolina 10th Congressional District Democratic candidate Daniel Johnson to lose both of his legs below the knee. Andre Patterson, a Lincolnton native, was there. Patterson, a 1992 graduate of Lincolnton High School who now…

Chamber directors report UDO concerns are reduced

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Members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are closer to being on board with the proposed Unified Development Ordinance after meeting last week with members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and Lincoln County Homebuilders Association. “It was an extremely positive meeting,” Ken Morris told…

NAACP’s scholarship event is Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge

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The public is invited to the Sam and Annie Biggers Educational Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club at 7322 Kidville Road in Denver. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Formal dress is optional. Proceeds go to the…

Lincoln has new strategy for animals

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East Lincoln County residents could be key in a new strategy to encourage adoption of more dogs and cats from the county’s burgeoning animal shelter. Using the network of volunteers formed in the wake of the largest animal seizure operation in county history, Animal Services officials last weekend held a…

Around Town 10/13/2008

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FLU SHOTS Dr. John Marshall recommends all residents get flu shots. Cost at his office at 104 Lincoln Medical Park in Lincolnton is $25. He offers free skin cancer screenings also. Walk-ins are accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-4445. HEALTH FAIR Carolina Care Center will have its first-ever Health…

School Briefs

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SPECIAL VISITOR Smokey the Bear visited first-graders at Battleground Elementary School on Oct. 7 in preparation for Fire Safety Day. The iconic bear provided students with valuable tips on preventing fires. BAND COMPETITION The West Lincoln Marching Rebels came in first place in the AA class division on Oct. 4…

Sennebogen breaks ground

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‘Dinner with Poe’ brings terrifying tales to life

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of Dinner with Poe will be performed at WoodMill Winery 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The production includes three of Poe’s most famous works – “The Tell-tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” It is directed…

Rising Sun pottery benefit Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery’s annual Open House Benefit for Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County takes place Tuesday, and customers shouldn’t expect any surprises. “It’s pretty much the same,” Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery, said of the fundraiser. “Over the years, we’ve kind of developed a rhythm. [Volunteers]…

Celebrating their rights

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Last Tuesday, a rather enthusiastic group of people took over the auditorium at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Some sang, some danced, and they all enjoyed a magic show put on by Rick Ramseur. This fun-loving group wasn’t made up of elementary school students. It consisted of residents from…