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Coming Up

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n BBQ and baby kissing: The East Lincoln Betterment Association will host its election forum on Sept. 25 in anticipation of the upcoming Nov. 4 general election. Commissioner and congressional candidates are scheduled to take questions. North Carolina gubernatorial candidates may also attend depending on their schedules. Before the politicking…

One-Stop Voting begins on Oct. 16

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Absentee ballots and One-Stop Voting centers are set to begin this month and continue in October for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Elections. The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms beginning Monday until Oct. 28. To request a ballot, either write or stop by the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms Monday and will distribute the 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…

High Shoals VFD receives $4,717 grant from state

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Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Jim Long announces the awarding of a grant in the amount of $4,717.21 to the High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department. The grant comes to High Shoals VFD through the 2008 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. The funds will be…

E. Lincoln attracts health care providers

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The battle for east Lincoln County’s emerging and lucrative health care market may be on the verge of entering a new chapter. Healthcare provider giants such as Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Inc., as well as area hospitals in Lincolnton, Huntersville and Mooresville, for years have jockeyed to tap into…

Advisory group to detail animal control proposals

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Nearly six months after it was formed, a group charged with helping retool local animal control laws and policy will return tonight with its recommendations to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. In addition, plans for a nearly $1 million expansion to relieve severe overcrowding and other issues at the…

Little dog is a great, big deal

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Jeannie, a toy fox terrier belonging to West Lincoln High School student Kacie Davis, may only be 10 inches tall, but she’s a pretty big deal in the world of show dogs. Kacie and Jeannie compete in dog shows in the junior category, and her owner says Jeannie is ranked…

Seniors begin the process of choosing their next step

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Private schools, public schools, community colleges, technical colleges and throngs of Lincoln County students came together at the Countywide College Night held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “There’s a lot of colleges I’m interested in,” said Danielle Melton, a North Lincoln High School senior who attended. “I…

Long Shoals looking to expansion

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Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has welcomed 53 students through its doors this school year, but more are welcome. “The enrollment is up from last year, but that’s not capacity,” said Sheila Berryhill, principal. That said, the private Christian school is running out of space for its current students. “We hope…

West Lincoln community fetes players to pregame meals

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West Lincoln High School players are always well-fed before a game. Before every game, one of eight participating organizations hosts the players and provides a meal. “We love it. We enjoy it,” said Wayne Navey, West Lincoln High School athletic director. “It’s a good time – fellowship for all the…