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Around Town 1/25/2006

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ELECTION Gaston Community Action will hold election for a board member to represent the low-income residents in the Lincoln County area of Gaston Community Action, Lincoln County Division. The meeting will be held at Creative Travel, 2002 E. Main Street in Lincolnton at 6 p.m. on Thursday. All low-income adults…

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…

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…

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.…

‘Greater Tuna’ a casserole of characters

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There must be something in the water in Tuna, Texas. “The town is a town that you wouldn’t want to live in because there’s so much craziness going on,” said Tony Wentz, who stars in “Greater Tuna.” “People can expect hilarious nonsense.” The two-man play, which opened at the Lincoln…

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.…