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Bethea hopes to grow for Mustangs

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Last season, rising junior Kendell Bethea was a bright, young player on the East Lincoln Mustangs junior varsity basketball team. This season, he’ll be expected to bring that same competitiveness and play-making ability to the Mustangs at the varsity level. “I feel pretty positive but [I’ve] still got a lot…

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…

Apple Queen overcame adversity

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Queen had a very difficult time at her Apple Festival debut. Earlier that morning, her father had suffered a brainstem stroke and had been rushed to the hospital. “That was the most challenging part – worrying,” said Rachel Cochran, the outgoing Apple Queen. Despite the…

Lincoln County plans seminar on foreclosures

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Lincoln County will hold a free foreclosure seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Lincolnton at the James Warren Citizen Center. Housing and financial experts will be available to assist those with questions or concerns about foreclosure which have risen dramatically in Lincoln County and nationwide in recent…

300 attend memorial for Jerilynn Nutting

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Jerilynn Trustler Nutting – an outspoken resident and community activist for many years credited with helping shape east Lincoln County – died earlier this month after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 63. Nearly 300 people attended a memorial on July 14 in at the Peninsula Yacht Club…

Around Town 7/25/2008

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LHS BAND MEETING The Lincolnton High School band will have a mandatory parent drop-in from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Also, band camp starts at 8 a.m. Monday. CAR WASH The Foothills Heat 18-and-under girls’ fast-pitch softball team will have a car wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2…

Grand opening

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Youth take on demons, drugs and alcohol

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Tonight at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, a group of kids will turn into demons, drug users and alcohol abusers. And they hope other area teens will come to watch it all go down. It’s all part of “The Altar Chronicles,” a series of skits they’ll perform as part of West…