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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…

McCrary sets his sights on military school

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North Lincoln High School senior Garrett McCrary attended Tar Heel Boys State over the summer. American Legion Post 30 sponsored McCrary for the week-long school at Catawba College. Dorms were termed “cities,” from which participants learned how state legislation actually works. “We got a chance to elect each other [for…

Lowery helps independence in S. Africa

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The Rev. Franklin Lowery of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Stanley has racked up a lot of frequent flier miles. He just returned from a 10-day mission trip to South Africa, and it wasn’t his first trip across the Atlantic. “We try to do one every year,” Lowery said…

Soph leads Lady Mustangs golfing team

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East Lincoln student Mattie Tobey excels at golf. Only a sophomore, Tobey is the Lady Mustangs’ No. 1 player and has been the medalist through East Lincoln’s first four matches. “She comes from a golfing family. Her brother, who is a senior this year, got a couple of offers to…

Around Town 10/1/2008

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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…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should the county seek a permanent restraining order to prevent future swingers’ parties at Shooters Bar and Grill?” Jim Redd, Westport: “No. I think everybody should, within the confines of decency, do what they want to do.” David Bell, Denver: “They aren’t hurting anybody. I don’t think so. They’ve been…

CurvesSmart introduced at Denver Curves

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CurvesSmart, a computerized personal trainer, is all the rage at Curves fitness studios nationwide. “It’s a wonderful new technology,” Rhonda Halford, owner of Curves in Denver, said. “This is giving women a new, fresh excitement about their workout. We realized that in just a week [of the installment] our clients…

Coming Up

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n Denver Days Saturday: In case you didn’t notice, the sixth annual Denver Days Fall Festival was rained out last weekend. Don’t fret. Barring weather events, there is a smaller scale festival planned for 11:30 a.m. this Saturday. The headlining musical act – The Marshall Tucker Band – will play…

Historical tour of Lincolnton set for Saturday

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Free historical tours given on tractor-drawn wagons will take place in downtown Lincolnton Saturday “You’ll find out why Water Street is called Water Street, and we’ll show you where the last man hanged in Lincolnton was hanged, among other things, where the last blacksmith’s shop in Lincolnton was,” Darrell Harkey,…