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Hurricane evacuees say goodbye to Lincolnton, their adopted home

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The Sanchez family came to Lincolnton grieving the death of a relative and fleeing hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This weekend, the father, mother, son and daughter moved back to their New Orleans home. While packing up Friday, they found the move bittersweet. “Here we didn’t find friends, we really found…

Storyteller weaves tales for students

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Lincoln County children have listened to stories of elves and wishes, fat cats and steep roofs and slithery, sinister snakes this week. Professional storyteller Dianne Hackworth is making her way through each of the county’s 12 elementary schools. The Lincoln Arts Council has sponsored her visit. Hackworth will speak at…

More development coming to east Lincoln

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More development is planned for eastern Lincoln County and residents will have a chance to voice their concerns at the East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church.. This time, it’s for an active adult community that will consist of 1,650 homes on 600…

Planning board workshop Thursday

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Denver business owner Mark Cotter of Four Season Marine Supply is concerned about the county’s sign ordinance. Specifically, he wants the county’s planning board to consider lifting the ban on temporary signs, also known as “popsicle” signs. “Some businesses that are located in strip malls don’t have the capability to…

Around Town 1/23/2006

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting in western Lincoln County at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Lincoln High School cafeteria. The purpose of this non-agenda meeting will be to receive input from residents concerning county issues.…

Girl Power

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Girl power Over 150 Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council (including troops from Lincoln County) and adult volunteers traveled to Boone on Jan. 7 for a special one-day basketball clinic with the Appalachian State University Lady Mountaineers. The day’s events included many hands on activities and drills with coaches and…

Fun at the carnival

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Juvenile crime intervention funds available for services

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The Lincoln County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of $167,817 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of court involvement. JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match of 30 percent. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the…

Amy`s House Giving Tree set to debut in community

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The Giving Tree is a new community project for Amy’s House, the domestic and sexual violence shelter for Lincoln County. Its dual purpose is to raise awareness about domestic violence as well as solicit donations for the operation of the shelter from the community. The Giving Tree carries educational information…

Historic family home restored

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When she was in high school, Anne Keever sat on her front porch and watched the handsome neighbor boy drive by on his tractor. “I would sit there and just wait to wave at him,” she said. Despite this crush, Anne had “vowed and declared” never to marry a farmer.…