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Games fill last days

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The enthusiastic yelling that took place at West Lincoln Middle School this week has little to do with the end of school. Instead, seventh-grade students were involved in games focusing on math and English. “We’re reviewing things they’ve learned all year,” said Christi Rykhus, a seventh-grade teacher. The educational games…

New playhouse for Amy`s House children

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Amy’s House now has a second home. A brand new, freshly painted playhouse sits in the backyard of the women’s shelter, courtesy of Lincoln Leadership. “This little house is a little kid’s dream,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of Amy’s House. The group, which is organized by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…

Golden Girl Scouts

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Travels throughout county reveal rural post office

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In earlier times of the 20th century, mail delivery was made twice a day as the envelope (above) shows, with an 8 a.m. postmark. The deserted building (right) at one time was the Seagletown post office. Contributed / LTN Photo In past years there were several Post Offices on the…

Lincolnton’s old depot —
Union soldiers used old train station for base

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The WC&R Railroad (Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford) came to Lincolnton in the late 1860s. Prior to that, the company erected a combination passenger and freight station on South Oak and East Water Streets. The station was located on the south side of East Water Street, across from the south side…

With gratitude and thanks

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Residents concerned about safety, lack of pedestrian-friendly streets

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East Lincoln residents voiced their concerns on the lack of pedestrian-friendly streets in Denver and plans on the existing and the new N.C. 16 at a transportation meeting Thursday night. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Community Center. Residents looked over several maps that were brought in —…

Commissioners` approval of CATS will have Denver riders purring

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Denver residents might be able to continue taking the bus to Charlotte. Lincoln County commissioners approved a three-year agreement with the Charlotte Area Transit System last week for the Lincoln County Express, the route from Denver to Charlotte. But the plan still has to be presented to the Charlotte City…

Changes to Lake Norman State Park give it a new face

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TROUTMAN – Lake Norman State Park might be the only place on Lake Norman with a public swimming area, and Lincolnton resident Annette Moore and her family were taking full advantage of it; although early in the season, it was the second time the Moores were back. “It’s awesome here,”…

Aah, paradise!

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