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Community Activities

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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…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday September 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The buffet will include eggs, meats, gravy, hot and cold cereal, juice, beverage and homemade biscuits. Donations to the benefit parsonage-fund. Call Joann Brooks at (704) 735-4327…

School wins Blue Ribbon

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Iron Station Elementary School has been honored for leaving no child behind. “It is the first time in the history of Lincoln County Schools that the federal government has recognized one of our schools as a Blue Ribbon School and that is Iron Station,” David Martin, superintendent of Lincoln County…

Entries needed in art contest

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is seeking the work of local artists for its annual Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. “We’re looking for any art – paintings of all different mediums, water color, acrylics, drawings, charcoal, things of that nature,” said Gary Lee, president of the council. “They have…

‘A Few Good Men’ ready for opening night

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild is hoping audiences can handle the truth. “A Few Good Men” will be performed 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The play, which was turned…

Residents remember Sept. 11, 2001

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Residents of Lincolnton’s Lutherhaus and members of the Lincolnton Police Department remembered the events of Sept. 11, 2001 on Thursday. “9-11 means a lot to us. As police officers, we lost a lot of co-workers,” said Capt. Cindy Monday with the LPD. “It means a lot to us to keep…

95th birthday

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Commissioners sink rescue boat plan

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A divided Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Monday sunk a plan to buy what would have been the first fire and rescue boat in Lincoln County. Despite staunch support from first responders, commissioners voted 3-2 against fronting $150,000 to the Denver Fire Department and the East Lincoln Fire Department to…

Chamber lists nominees for board of directors

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for its 2009 Board of Directors. The nominees were chosen by the chamber’s Nominating Committee and announced by committee chairman Ken Morris at the board of directors’ Tuesday meeting. Bill McLucas of R-Anell Housing Group is the 2009 chairman-elect for the…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What impact do you think Wal-Mart and Lowe’s have had on east Lincoln County since they opened?” Gene Stallings, Westport: “I have shopped at both big-box stores, but I still shop at the local hardware stores too, so I don’t think it’s devastating them. I hope not. Traffic has been…