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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 682-1213. Credit seminar The N.C. Cooperative is holding a free “Credit Cents” seminar…

Planning Board makes changes for new bank

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t appears some changes are coming to the eastern end of Lincolnton, as the Planning Board approved staff recommendations that will bring a new bank and new commercial entities to the area. At its Tuesday afternoon meeting, the board unanimously passed a motion to recommend rezoning three parcels of land…

Flu shots

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Noble Knights

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Marine commissioner seeks money for boater safety

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Lincoln County’s new marine commissioner has requested nearly $4,500 in additional funds to increase boater safety on Lake Norman. The move comes six months after Lincoln County Commissioners refused an identical request. If approved, it would bring Lincoln County’s total contribution level to $25,500, in line with Mecklenburg, Iredell and…

Woman charged in break-in

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Authorities arrested a woman Saturday after she allegedly broke into a residence while the victims were asleep inside. Rhonda Kay Pruitt, 32, Iron Station is charged with felonies for first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Permit received: Final hurdle cleared for new hospital

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Local hospital officials said they have cleared the final state hurdle to building a new $5 million medical facility in eastern Lincoln County. The 40,000 square-foot medical complex, dubbed Carolinas Medical Center-East Lincoln Medical Center, this January received a permit by the state certifying a need for the project. The…

Valentine celebrations

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The American Legion Post 30 held a Valentine’s Day Dinner for its members and some distinguished guests including the Gold Star Mothers, women who have lost a child in the military. Pictured above from left to right are Gold Star Mothers Lorene Houser, Pauline Beam, June L. Branch (who is…

Board approves policy changes

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The Lincoln County Board of Education recently approved five changes to procedures and policies, three of which will be open for 20 more days for public comment. The policies approved were a new student dress code, administering medicine to students, the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and a claim settlement policy.…

East Lincoln advances in math competition

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The East Lincoln Middle School MathCounts team beat 30 other teams to win first place in team competition at the Regional MathCounts Competition. In individual competition, East Lincoln had three students in the top 10 of all the highest scores. Thomas Francis placed 10th, Stephen Shenigo placed ninth and Levi…