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Bethea hopes to grow for Mustangs

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Last season, rising junior Kendell Bethea was a bright, young player on the East Lincoln Mustangs junior varsity basketball team. This season, he’ll be expected to bring that same competitiveness and play-making ability to the Mustangs at the varsity level. “I feel pretty positive but [I’ve] still got a lot…

Public transportation comes to Lincoln

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is hosting its final “Muddy Water Watch” training session tonight at the Sherrills Ford Volunteer Fire Department. For information visit muddywaterwatch.org or call (704) 489-2911. Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit…

Alive After Five

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United Way moves forward in search for executive head

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The United Way of Lincoln County is one step closer to finding a permanent executive director. An Executive Search Committee, which includes United Way board members and representatives from several of its member agencies, has been formed. Applications will be accepted through this week. The screening and interviewing process is…

Farmer`s Market

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Residential construction slows down

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The home building explosion that fueled record growth in east Lincoln County has come to a precipitous halt with housing permits reaching their lowest levels in nearly a decade, according to county statistics. Developers requested 47 housing permits countywide in June, nearly half the number drawn (79) during same month…

Cultural Center director resigns

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The executive director of the Lincoln Cultural Center has resigned. Stacey Bryant had been employed at the center since October. She says she is leaving for “family, personal reasons.” “There’s nothing earth-shattering or glamorous,” she said. Bryant replaced Valerie King, who had served as director for four years and gave…

Emo serving as ambassador of chamber for this quarter

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Eileen Emo has only been involved with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce since January, but she’s already making an impact. Emo, director of business development for Servpro in Denver, was recently named the chamber’s Ambassador of the Quarter. Chamber ambassadors’ duties include serving as mentors for new members, attending…

Schools organize supply collections

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During the month of August, Communities in Schools, in conjunction with WSOC of Charlotte and regional Food Lion stores, will be conducting the School Tools drive. The collaboration will collect school supplies at sites throughout the county. Billy Marsh, executive director of CIS of Lincoln County, said everything donated in…