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Traveling `round a circle called a square

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I have previously written about Main Street Lincolnton in the 30s. In this article I would like to turn a corner and go around the court square. Today, traffic is one-way around the square, but in the 30s there was two-way traffic. (Incidentally, there was only one state highway patrolman…

Web site improved

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) is nearing completion on improvements being made to its web site. Located at the same address, www.elbanc.org, the new site will soon offer a faster way to communicate. Lester Poole, vice-president of ELBA, designed the web site because he felt the site needed to…

Scholarship pageant opportunity to become involved

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Laura Drum is preparing to graduate from college and possibly start a career in radio. Lucky for her, the UNC-Charlotte student has something extra to put on her resume. Miss Denver 2005. Having served as Miss Denver for the year, Drum will be stepping down on Sept. 24 as the…

New director taking over pregnancy center

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Tammy Teague hopes she can share the Lord with everyone she meets. As the new director for the East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Center in Denver, she hopes to reach out to the churches and schools to promote abstinence. “We want to get involved before there is a crisis,” Teague said.…

Racing and Religion

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Lake Calendar

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ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW The Greater Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show will hold it’s 8th annual event Sept. 9-11 with the public display being held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Queen’s Landing. The theme is, “Antique Race Boats come to Race City.” To register a boat call Ed…

50th Anniversary

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Town becomes brighter

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Electricity came to Lincolnton in 1903. My mother, Sally Baker Heavner, was only 7-years old and the memory of this was stamped in her brain. Oscar Shuford was living and working in Gastonia when J.T. McLean Sr. and his alderman voted to ask Shuford to come back to Lincolnton and…

Employees of the year

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Do you recognize the people in picture?

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The Lincoln County Historical Association – Lincoln County Museum of History seeks your help. In its possession are hundreds if not thousands of archival photos, many of them gifts from residents. Unfortunately, many of these photographs bear little, if any, identification, which is why your help is needed. Jason Harpe,…