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Around Town 11/3/2008

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SAMPLE BALLOTS The Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters, located at 129 W. Water St., Lincolnton, will be open beginning 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for Election Day so Democrats and unaffiliated voters can stop by and pick up Democratic sample ballots. There will also be a “Celebration Night” beginning 7:30 p.m. while election…

Cutting a ribbon

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Three decades of ‘do si do’

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It’s been 30 years since a group of square dancing enthusiasts founded the Lincoln Squares Western Square Dance Club. And the group is still going strong, despite the fact that most young people don’t seem to be interested in square dancing. “It is a concern that we have,” David Rhyne,…

50th reunion

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Middle schools sing with one voice

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The first All-County Middle School Chorus event took place Thursday at North Lincoln High School. A total of 216 middle-school students representing the county’s four middle schools joined forces to perform a moving and often-complicated program for faculty, students, parents and the public. According to Janet Hinson, choral director for…

North Brook students gather food for ministry

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North Brook Elementary School students are learning early the importance of giving back to their community. During Red Ribbon Week students held a canned food drive to help fill the pantry at Christian Ministries. Donations were received and processed Wednesday. According to North Brook Elementary guidance counselor, Wendy Dellinger, the…

YMCA to let military families join free

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There’s a new program at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, and it’s all about the families of those serving their country in the armed forces. The YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, which went into effect Saturday, allows eligible military personnel and their families to join the YMCA at no cost. “They…

DSS program could help with heating needs

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will soon accept applications for their Low Income Energy Assistance Program. LIEAP is a federally funded program that provides families with a one-time cash payment to help pay heating bills, said Susan McCracken, Lincoln County DSS director. “With the loss of jobs, it’s…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Community Full Gospel Church on Old 321 South, will have a revival at 7 tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The guest speaker is the Rev. Jerry Grogen of Lenoir. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-1673. REVIVAL The Community Full Gospel Church on 321 South will…

Backyard go-kart racing fast, loud fun

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It isn’t Lowe’s Motor Speedway, but it’s the closest thing you’ll find in North Brook. It’s a go-kart track, and it belongs to Bob and Lena Bess. “He and the grandsons, Seth and Samuel, built it,” Lena said of the track her husband constructed seven years ago behind their home…