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E. Lincoln attracts health care providers

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The battle for east Lincoln County’s emerging and lucrative health care market may be on the verge of entering a new chapter. Healthcare provider giants such as Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Inc., as well as area hospitals in Lincolnton, Huntersville and Mooresville, for years have jockeyed to tap into…

Crosland plan to be subject of public hearing

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In the next few years, a proposed 90-acre business hub called the Bridgewater could set the stage for a dramatic transformation at the future intersection of N.C. 150 and the new N.C. 16. What happens in the next few weeks, however, will shape the massive project and determine if it…

Around Town 9/10/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Little dog is a great, big deal

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Jeannie, a toy fox terrier belonging to West Lincoln High School student Kacie Davis, may only be 10 inches tall, but she’s a pretty big deal in the world of show dogs. Kacie and Jeannie compete in dog shows in the junior category, and her owner says Jeannie is ranked…

Seniors begin the process of choosing their next step

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Private schools, public schools, community colleges, technical colleges and throngs of Lincoln County students came together at the Countywide College Night held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “There’s a lot of colleges I’m interested in,” said Danielle Melton, a North Lincoln High School senior who attended. “I…

Long Shoals looking to expansion

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Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has welcomed 53 students through its doors this school year, but more are welcome. “The enrollment is up from last year, but that’s not capacity,” said Sheila Berryhill, principal. That said, the private Christian school is running out of space for its current students. “We hope…

West Lincoln community fetes players to pregame meals

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West Lincoln High School players are always well-fed before a game. Before every game, one of eight participating organizations hosts the players and provides a meal. “We love it. We enjoy it,” said Wayne Navey, West Lincoln High School athletic director. “It’s a good time – fellowship for all the…

Advisory group to detail animal control proposals

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Nearly six months after it was formed, a group charged with helping retool local animal control laws and policy will return tonight with its recommendations to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. In addition, plans for a nearly $1 million expansion to relieve severe overcrowding and other issues at the…

Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Crafters of all ages enjoy rubber stamping

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The art of rubber stamping will be taught at the Lincoln County Senior Center beginning Monday night. “People use it for a lot of things – anything from stationary to cards, scrapbooking,” said Judy Hoell, the class instructor. “You can even rubber stamp your walls. You can rubber stamp your…