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Iron Station holds Walk-A-thon

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Iron Station Elementary School’s PTA, faculty and staff gathered Friday to celebrate the third annual “Walk-A-Thon.” The event is the school’s largest fundraiser. This year’s walk raised approximately $8,000, which will go toward the purchase of a keyless security system, as well as art, music, media and physical education projects.…

West Lincoln FFA provides launching pad

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Western Lincoln County with its pastoral settings provides plenty of inspiration for students interested in agriculture. Greg Davis has been teaching Ag-Sciences for the last five years at West Lincoln High School and has dedicated 19 years of his teaching career to the study of the various fields of agriculture.…

Around Town 10/6/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and will resume regular pubic service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. CANDIDATES EVENT The Coalition of Churches will sponsor Meet the Candidates 6:30 p.m.…

CMC-Lincoln hosts Diabetes Fair Monday

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will host its annual Diabetes Fair 6 p.m. Monday in the William M. Lentz gym at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. A total of 23 million people in the United States have diabetes, 7 percent of the population, according to Gwen McBee, diabetes program coordinator at…

Celebrating 150 years

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Girl Scouts learn self defense

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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…

Lincoln relaxes watering rules

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Due to ongoing water conservation efforts by Lincoln County water customers and the slowly improving drought conditions in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, water use restrictions in Lincoln County have been relaxed to allow outside water use two days per week through the month of November. This means watering of lawns,…

Hip-hop explodes at dance studio

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Dancer Jackson Alvarez has stepped up to success in a big way as a touring member of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Alvarez, a hip-hop instructor for Star Struck Studios, located at 5505 N.C. 150 E., has been inspired by the thumping beat of hip-hop since he was a child.…

Community Activities

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CHICKEN PIE SUPPER New Vision Child Development Center (of New Vision Ministries) will have a chicken pie supper 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the daycare building. The fundraiser will benefit the daycare. Cost is $6 per plate, and plates include chicken pie, green beans, slaw, roll, tea…