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Youth group gives to ministry

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Holiday markets open this Saturday

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market is ready for its first-ever Holiday Markets on Saturday. Both the Lincolnton and Denver locations will be participating and will conclude their season with this special event. We’ll also be celebrating Farm-City Week with refreshments and cooking demonstrations, plus a wonderful gift bag and basket…

Boy Scouts seeking food items for those in need

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Boy Scouts will be scouting for food this weekend and giving it to those in need. “Service projects, personal and as a group, are just part of the program,” said Thad Cloer, district executive of the Boy Scouts of America Piedmont Council. “Our motto is ‘Be Prepared,’ but our slogan…

Former Panther publishes local authors

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For most families, having one published author at the dinner table would be a pretty big deal. The Royals family has two. The Rev. Andy Royals of Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton and his wife, Joyce, have each published a book, and it’s all thanks to a former Carolina Panther.…

Minor injuries in 2-car collision on Water Street

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Two people suffered minor injuries when their vehicles collided Monday on Water Street, police said. Betty Quinton Ramsey, 81, Lincolnton, was traveling west on Cedar Street when she collided with a vehicle driven by Myrlene Kirkpatrick Callaway, 65, Lincolnton, reported Sgt. J.M. Caudle with the Lincolnton Police Department. Ramsey told…

The Last Picasso

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ALF evacuted due to clothing catching fire

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Fire officials said a clothes fire Tuesday night prompted the evacuation of a Lincolnton assisted living facility. Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters from Boger City and Lincolnton responded to a call that clothing had caught fire in a dryer at Heath House, 919 Wilma Sigmon Road. The fire was contained…

County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…