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County goes ahead with bond sales

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Despite higher interest rates spurred by the international credit crunch, Lincoln County on Tuesday sold the $19.2 million in bonds necessary to fund several upcoming county and school related projects. County Manager George Wood was considering the step of delaying the bond sale if interest rates remained above 5.5 percent,…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS School candidate forum The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting an election forum for school board candidates 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road in Denver. Call (704) 489-0011. Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections is distributing absentee voting forms until Tuesday.…

United Country Real Estate forms partnership

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United Country Real Estate recently partnered with “The American Outdoorsman,” the longest running television program dedicated to outdoor recreation. “Our organizations have a mutual enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and [the TV show’s] reputation as a leading information source for millions of outdoor enthusiasts across the nation makes them the perfect…

School Activities

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council met on Oct. 6 in the Council Chambers of City Hall to elect officers for the 2008-09 school year. Natalie Wiseman from Lincolnton High School was elected chairwoman. Nathan Hull, a senior at West Lincoln High School was elected vice chairman. Mandy Lail,…

Twist, tuck and succeed

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There’s a place in Lincolnton where kids tumble and bounce high into the air on trampolines. It sounds like fun and games, but the folks at Twist & Tuck are serious about what they do. And they have the champion gymnasts to prove it. “This is my 26th year coaching,”…

West Lincoln choruses put on ‘Country Feast’

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presented two performances of “Country Feast: A Grand Ole Opry Celebration” Saturday at the Lincoln County Citizens Center. The show featured “special appearances” by country superstars Taylor Swift, Sugarland and The Soggy Mountain Boys, to name a few. The general store and saloon backdrops for the show were provided by…

Lincoln Charter game benefits storm victims

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Despite the fact that gasoline supplies have been replenished locally, the fallout from Hurricane Ike continues to plague ravaged areas in and around Galveston, Texas. Lincoln Charter School, located on Hwy. 27 W., reminded Lincoln County residents that people in Galveston and outlying areas still need assistance. A portion of…

Around Town 10/20/2008

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ENERGY ASSISTANCE The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will offer the Low Income Energy Assistance Program again this year. Applications will be taken at DSS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-14, with the exception of Nov. 11, which is a holiday. For more information, call DSS at…

Around Town 10/17/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Stanley Lions Club will present its second annual Country Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in the multipurpose room at Kiser Elementary School. At…

Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a…