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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…

Peak Fitness awards runners

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Peak Fitness hasn’t opened the doors to its Lincolnton location yet, but General Manager Steven Jolly has already found a way to get involved in the community. He gave away two gift certificates to the fitness center – each valued at $300 – to the top male and female runners…

Cyclists spend night in Ross Park

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Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton became a temporary home Monday for hundreds of bicyclists participating in the 10th annual Cycle North Carolina, an event that has folks biking from the mountains to the coast this week. A tent city sprang up in a grassy area near the park’s ball…

County has two marine panel seats

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Lincoln County will have a strong presence in helping chart a course for the Lake Norman Marine Commission during the next year. Lincoln County residents now hold two of five seats on the commission, which oversees a broad range of issues, including safety, on North Carolina’s largest lake. The commission…

ELPAC endorses Arena, Patton, Buff for commissioner

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee Monday endorsed Republicans George Arena and incumbent Alex Patton as well as Democrat Leroy Buff for three county commissioner seats on the Nov. 4 ballot. ELPAC, the most active independent political group in the county, will campaign independently for the candidates, likely backing them…