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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…

Church Briefs

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CRUISE-IN The first Ken Connor Memorial Cruise-In for Christ will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver. Donations and profits will benefit the Ken Connor Memorial Fund for the education of Justin and Cayce Connor. Cars 25 years old and older are welcome.…

Senior Apple Queen crowned

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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…

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…