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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should big-box stores in east Lincoln County hire private security to patrol the parking lots of their stores?” Dennis Eury, Triangle: “With as much money as they are making off the consumers as it is, yes. They should put in some part of it at least. Look at the volume…

Around Town 10/29/2008

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TRUNK OR TREAT Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be hot dogs, games and lots of candy. Everyone is welcome. The church is located near Betty G. Ross Park. BENEFIT Faith Baptist Church will…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS One-stop early voting Early voting is ongoing at the Board of Elections in Lincolnton and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Early voting in east and west Lincoln County and will be open from 10…

Cub Scout car wash

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‘Dinner with Poe’ debuts

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Dinner with Poe” opens just in time for Halloween. “All his stuff has a dark subject matter,” Kelly Abernethy, director of “Dinner with Poe,” said. “There’s this underlying creepiness. It’s very macabre. He just wanted you to get in touch with that dark part…

Around Town 10/27/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will have a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. To make an appointment, call Vickie at (704) 877-9878. For more information, visit www.cbcc.us. BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health…

J.F. Seagle Day declared

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Lincoln Charter School receives turn lane

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The Attorney General’s Office, two former Charlotte mayors, senior North Carolina Department of Traffic officials, county commissioners and the county manager all weighed in on the controversy. Now, more than a year after Lincoln Charter School in Denver opened, construction could begin this week on a left turn lane to…

Science fair provides hands-on learning for students

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An entire science lab came to S. Ray Lowder Elementary School Tuesday courtesy of the Catawba Science Center. Science center educators visited the school’s six science stations to give hands-on learning experiences to students, parents and faculty. During The Science Inquiry Health Investigator’s Festival, students visited each station, taking in…

McGruff the Crime Dog visits Battleground Elementary School

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Battleground Elementary School received a visit from safety icon McGruff Wednesday when the famed dog visited with the school’s kindergarten students and talked about safety. Students were also fingerprinted. The prints were included in a booklet of safety tips for parents to keep. The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the…