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YMCA to let military families join free

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There’s a new program at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, and it’s all about the families of those serving their country in the armed forces. The YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, which went into effect Saturday, allows eligible military personnel and their families to join the YMCA at no cost. “They…

Around Town 11/3/2008

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SAMPLE BALLOTS The Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters, located at 129 W. Water St., Lincolnton, will be open beginning 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for Election Day so Democrats and unaffiliated voters can stop by and pick up Democratic sample ballots. There will also be a “Celebration Night” beginning 7:30 p.m. while election…

Cutting a ribbon

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Three decades of ‘do si do’

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It’s been 30 years since a group of square dancing enthusiasts founded the Lincoln Squares Western Square Dance Club. And the group is still going strong, despite the fact that most young people don’t seem to be interested in square dancing. “It is a concern that we have,” David Rhyne,…

Workshop teaches quilting

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A mere $11 can produce a present that will last a lifetime. “It’s easy to make. It just takes a little time and effort, and then you’ll have something to pass down to your children and grandchildren,” Vicky Lewis, who will teach a workshop on making a baby quilt, said.…

Boy grows giant sweet potato

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Halloween Bingo

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North Brook High School class of ’58

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Craft fair set for Saturday

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Church hosts energy-efficiency program

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The Rev. Lutz Keller of Emanuel Reformed Church and Leigh Guth, extension agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, are teaming up to help educate folks on how they can make their homes more energy efficient – and save some money in the process. A program entitled “Low Cost/No Cost…