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ELPAC endorses candidates

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The most active political group in east Lincoln County – the East Lincoln Political Action Committee – endorsed Matt Zmijewski, Mike Burke and Ed Hatley for three contested Board of Education seats up for grabs in the Nov. 4 general election. At a time when the vast majority of county…

Question of the Week

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“Should Lincoln County change to a two-year property revaluation cycle instead of the current four years?” Ayako Brady, Denver: “If you do two, it would cost just as much. I think it would better to keep it as four years.” Nancy Bone, Denver: “I really don’t know. It’s tough to…

Around Town 10/22/2008

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MEMORIAL SERVICE The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1265 announces that at 3 p.m. Saturday on the east side of the courthouse in downtown Lincolnton, the detachment will conduct the 25th Commemorative Memorial for Capt. Jeb F. Seagle, who was killed in action during the liberation…

Coming Up

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School election forum: They will control how 32 percent of Lincoln County’s $92 million budget is spent. With that much money on the line, it’s important to come out to the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s school board election forum Thursday night. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian…

‘Box City’ teaches youth and adults lesson about homelessness

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For the second year in a row, Mary Anne Prather has decided to build her own city. But it won’t have any grand mansions or even modest cottages. Instead, Prather will build her city out of boxes. “We’re going to be homeless,” she said. “We will be in a box.”…

Church cooks 2,400 pounds of barbecue

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It started in 1961 with about 300 pounds of meat. Now, the folks of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell prepare 2,400 pounds of barbecue for a fundraiser that takes place the second Saturday of November each year. This year’s event is scheduled for Nov. 8. “It takes 24 hours…

50th class reunion

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Fun Runs raise money for area schools

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The Pumpkin Center Primary and Intermediate schools held their annual “Fun Runs” Oct. 10. With help from Parent Teacher Organization members, faculty and the community, both schools reported success with the events. Pumpkin Center Primary School raised $7,100, which will go toward new mulch for the playground and technology equipment…

County takes more expensive approach to masking sewer smell

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After two years and at least $85,000 spent on chemical barrels to mask noxious odors at sewer pump stations in east Lincoln County, Public Works officials say the technology is not working and they need to try a new – and more expensive – approach. Public Works Director Steve Gilbert…