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Peeler relocates furniture business to Court Square

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Folks who drive around downtown Lincolnton’s Court Square may have noticed a business called Furniture Construction Company. While it’s been there less than a year, owner Terry Peeler says the business is far from new. Peeler originally opened his business 30 years ago. It was located in downtown Lincolnton until…

Historical tour of Lincolnton set for Saturday

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Free historical tours given on tractor-drawn wagons will take place in downtown Lincolnton Saturday “You’ll find out why Water Street is called Water Street, and we’ll show you where the last man hanged in Lincolnton was hanged, among other things, where the last blacksmith’s shop in Lincolnton was,” Darrell Harkey,…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections is distributing absentee voting forms until Oct. 28. To request a ballot either write or stop by the elections office at 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Call (704) 736-8480. One-Stop early voting One-Stop early voting will begin Oct.…

DSS: This is ‘worst time period’

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Officials with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services say this is the “worst time period” they’ve seen. “The stressor of people being out of work, the financial crisis, are having devastating effects on families in general,” Tony Carpenter, services program administrator, said. The number of people seeking help at…

Resource officer wins national designation

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School resource officer Tammy Johnson says she was “shocked” when she was named the 2008 National School Resource Officer of the Year. “I didn’t even know I was nominated. … I was just in shock when I was told that I won,” she said. Johnson, who was nominated by Nan…

Cyclists spend night in Ross Park

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Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton became a temporary home Monday for hundreds of bicyclists participating in the 10th annual Cycle North Carolina, an event that has folks biking from the mountains to the coast this week. A tent city sprang up in a grassy area near the park’s ball…

County has two marine panel seats

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Lincoln County will have a strong presence in helping chart a course for the Lake Norman Marine Commission during the next year. Lincoln County residents now hold two of five seats on the commission, which oversees a broad range of issues, including safety, on North Carolina’s largest lake. The commission…

ELPAC endorses Arena, Patton, Buff for commissioner

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee Monday endorsed Republicans George Arena and incumbent Alex Patton as well as Democrat Leroy Buff for three county commissioner seats on the Nov. 4 ballot. ELPAC, the most active independent political group in the county, will campaign independently for the candidates, likely backing them…

McCrary sets his sights on military school

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North Lincoln High School senior Garrett McCrary attended Tar Heel Boys State over the summer. American Legion Post 30 sponsored McCrary for the week-long school at Catawba College. Dorms were termed “cities,” from which participants learned how state legislation actually works. “We got a chance to elect each other [for…

Lowery helps independence in S. Africa

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The Rev. Franklin Lowery of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Stanley has racked up a lot of frequent flier miles. He just returned from a 10-day mission trip to South Africa, and it wasn’t his first trip across the Atlantic. “We try to do one every year,” Lowery said…