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Farmer`s Market

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Residential construction slows down

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The home building explosion that fueled record growth in east Lincoln County has come to a precipitous halt with housing permits reaching their lowest levels in nearly a decade, according to county statistics. Developers requested 47 housing permits countywide in June, nearly half the number drawn (79) during same month…

Around Town 7/30/2008

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QUILT PROGRAM Lincoln Quilts is sponsoring the “Waltzing Through the Carolinas” Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16, at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. There will be many quilts on display for this juried show. Various…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Apple Queen contestants meet

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Coming Up

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n No. 179: The annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting is happening now at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. All are welcome and invited for Christian fellowship, worship and, of course, the “Big Sing” starting at 6 p.m. this Saturday. This year’s nationally acclaimed gospel acts include The Florida Boys, the…

Cultural Center director resigns

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The executive director of the Lincoln Cultural Center has resigned. Stacey Bryant had been employed at the center since October. She says she is leaving for “family, personal reasons.” “There’s nothing earth-shattering or glamorous,” she said. Bryant replaced Valerie King, who had served as director for four years and gave…

Emo serving as ambassador of chamber for this quarter

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Eileen Emo has only been involved with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce since January, but she’s already making an impact. Emo, director of business development for Servpro in Denver, was recently named the chamber’s Ambassador of the Quarter. Chamber ambassadors’ duties include serving as mentors for new members, attending…

Schools organize supply collections

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During the month of August, Communities in Schools, in conjunction with WSOC of Charlotte and regional Food Lion stores, will be conducting the School Tools drive. The collaboration will collect school supplies at sites throughout the county. Billy Marsh, executive director of CIS of Lincoln County, said everything donated in…

Storm causes damage, but animals survive

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Scott and Lori Wren of Crouse were having a nice supper in downtown Lincolnton when a storm hit their home Tuesday night. Driving back, they knew it was rainy, but they didn’t realize the extent of the damage until they pulled into their driveway. “When we saw the roof, we…