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Stroup’s has long Lincolnton history

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Stroup’s Jewelers in downtown Lincolnton has always been a place for romance – even when it was a soda shop. “We had booths back here, and they courted in those booths,” Ruth Stroup, who has worked in the store since it opened in 1952, said of her teenage customers. These…

Boy Scouts earn badges, enjoy camp

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Breakdown Revival calls for unification

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There’s a group of local pastors that meets every Thursday morning. And just as they’ve come together across denominational lines, they hope to bring other people from different churches together in the name of God. Beginning Aug. 30, the group will have a revival every Saturday night “until the Lord…

Lincolnton native breathes life into Navy magazine

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Last November, Petty Officer 1st Class Garry Little of the U.S. Navy, a Lincolnton native, ended up the last standing member of the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan First Class Petty Officer’s Association. However, that situation didn’t last long. Little took it upon himself to rebuild the organization by recruiting new senior…

Elementary schools grow

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Lincoln County Schools announced Thursday that all of its elementary schools achieved high academic growth during the 2007-08 school year. The ABCs of Public Education were developed by the State Board of Education to “allow public schools to focus more on basic skills, higher accountability and more local control over…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Rodolfo Alvarado Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction s on charges of identity theft. Male,…

DSS board elects Patton chairman

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Members of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board of directors unanimously elected Alex Patton to a second term as chairman Tuesday. “There will be times in the coming year that I will not be here,” Patton said before voting took place. The county commissioner is running for re-election…

Sassy Cuts owner doing benefit for 2

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Lynn Causby, a western Lincoln County resident and the owner of Sassy Cuts in Dallas, is making a sacrifice to help two people in need. And one of them is someone she’s never even met. On Saturday, Causby will donate 100 percent of her salon’s profits to individuals with cancer.…

Camp Meeting rolling along toward Sunday’s closing prayer

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Friday night at Rock Springs Campground found Bo Moore slaving over a hot grill. “I’ve got at least right at 20-some pounds of country ham for tonight,” Moore said. It was “Little Friday,” the first official night of the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting, which kicked off last week with…

Lake living is nice but price is not

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Living on the lake in Lincoln County now comes at a higher price. Lakefront homeowners will pay $1,663.63 more this year in property taxes on average compared to 2007 after undergoing the first countywide reassessment in four years, according to the county tax administrator’s office. Nearly 1,500 property owners on…