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After 30 years, Buckner plans to keep surveying

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Ray Buckner, owner of Buckner & Associates Land Surveyors, P.A., has been in business in Lincolnton for 30 years. And he isn’t going anywhere. As friends, family and associates gathered Tuesday evening at Court Street Grille to celebrate Buckner’s 30th year in business, the man of the hour made it…

Lincolnton High School sets open house

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Lincolnton High School is opening its doors to parents Tuesday. “It gives the parents a chance to come into the school and meet their children’s teachers,” said Vickie Griffin, assistant principal of the school. The high school also had an open house before the school year began. Tuesday’s open house…

Cherryville residents try to keep Harris Teeter open

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Concerned residents in Cherryville are making an effort to stop a grocery store from closing. Harris Teeter, located at 1008 East Main St., is scheduled to close its doors at the end of September, Richard Randall, director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce, said. After several requests from the community,…

Community Activities

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday September 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The buffet will include eggs, meats, gravy, hot and cold cereal, juice, beverage and homemade biscuits. Donations to the benefit parsonage-fund. Call Joann Brooks at (704) 735-4327…

School wins Blue Ribbon

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Iron Station Elementary School has been honored for leaving no child behind. “It is the first time in the history of Lincoln County Schools that the federal government has recognized one of our schools as a Blue Ribbon School and that is Iron Station,” David Martin, superintendent of Lincoln County…

Triangle puts emphasis on butcher shop

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A business selling everything from gasoline to filet mignon has served the community for more than 60 years. The Triangle Food Mart and Cafй, located at 1298 N.C. 16 N., functions as a service station, butcher shop, general store and restaurant. After acquiring the business in 1986, Barbara Phillips and…

Grand opening.

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Hill’s Chapel, school form partnership

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A partnership with a local church has caused much excitement at Catawba Springs Elementary. “Our church wanted to become more involved in the community and thought that we should [start] with the schools,” Kristen Edwards, director of family ministries for Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, said. “This is the first…

Bluegrass Show set for Friday

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This Friday, the sounds of bluegrass and Gospel music will be drifting through the fields of west Lincoln. The Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Show will begin at 2 p.m., with gates opening at noon. “There’s something about Friday night bluegrass,” event organizer Linda Hunsucker said. Hunsucker owns the property where…