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Sheriff’s Department wins Best Dress uniform contest

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Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the “Kids and Cops” event in Forest City. The July 25 event was geared toward kids and their families. Forest City officials said the program allowed an opportunity for children and their parents to “learn about the different departments that…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is hosting its final “Muddy Water Watch” training session tonight at the Sherrills Ford Volunteer Fire Department. For information visit muddywaterwatch.org or call (704) 489-2911. Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit…

Alive After Five

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United Way moves forward in search for executive head

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The United Way of Lincoln County is one step closer to finding a permanent executive director. An Executive Search Committee, which includes United Way board members and representatives from several of its member agencies, has been formed. Applications will be accepted through this week. The screening and interviewing process is…

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…