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LEDA is honored for biz retention

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association received an award for its Existing Business Program from the International Economic Development Council at IEDC’s annual conference, held Oct. 19-22 in Atlanta. LEDA was recognized in the category of Business Retention and Expansion for organizations covering an area with a population of 50,000-200,000. “They…

Homecoming queen crowned

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Higher gasoline prices linger in east Lincoln Co.

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While pump prices are easing across North Carolina, gas station owners in east Lincoln County have been slower to lower their rates compared to others just a few miles away, an analysis of regional markets shows. Since Hurricane Rita rumbled ashore in Texas on Sept. 13 – wreaking havoc on…

Senior volleyball player a leader for Mustangs’ team

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DENVER — East Lincoln High School senior Darla Skidmore just finished her volleyball season under first-year Mustangs head coach Stacy Buchanan. Buchanan said that, even though she only had the senior for a season, she thought her leadership was evident in her style of play. “She is an outstanding leader.…

Passion for bikes becomes a career for Denver couple

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When he retired from the sport fishing industry, Leo DeMattia had one goal in mind: to ride. “I had been in the industry for about 30 years, fishing everywhere from Maine to Venezuela,” DeMattia said. “… We thought it was time for a change.” DeMattia, wife Lori and son A.J.…

Science fair provides hands-on learning for students

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An entire science lab came to S. Ray Lowder Elementary School Tuesday courtesy of the Catawba Science Center. Science center educators visited the school’s six science stations to give hands-on learning experiences to students, parents and faculty. During The Science Inquiry Health Investigator’s Festival, students visited each station, taking in…

McGruff the Crime Dog visits Battleground Elementary School

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Battleground Elementary School received a visit from safety icon McGruff Wednesday when the famed dog visited with the school’s kindergarten students and talked about safety. Students were also fingerprinted. The prints were included in a booklet of safety tips for parents to keep. The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the…

A Place to Grow celebrates community helpers

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A Place To Grow celebrated Community Helper Day on Wednesday. Volunteers were honored for their work with an hour-long celebration that included activities, refreshments and plenty of displays of appreciation. Sherry Reinhardt, assistant director of the school, located at 410 N. Poplar St., has been overwhelmed by the support of…

Around Town 10/27/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will have a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. To make an appointment, call Vickie at (704) 877-9878. For more information, visit www.cbcc.us. BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health…

J.F. Seagle Day declared

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