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Superintendent holds up project

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Gary Dellinger wants to build a 125-acre development, but because the school superintendent will not approve it, Dellinger cannot move forward. Before the Adequate Public Facilities Program was approved in 2007, only the Lincoln County Planning Board – and possibly the Board of Commissioners if the development included a large…

Welcoming ATV Sales and Repair

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Planning under way for July 4th

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It may still be three months away, but the City of Lincolnton is already gearing up for its July 4 celebration. “This is the first meeting to begin preparing for the July 4 celebration,” City Manager Jeff Emory said at a committee meeting held Wednesday at Lincolnton City Hall. According…

Papa John’s Pizza opens on N.C. 16

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Leaning on faith
Love blooms in midst of cancer crisis

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Harry and Connie Arthur met, fell in love and were married during Harry’s ongoing fight with cancer. With their two-year anniversary coming up, they still act like newlyweds. “He’s my Prince Charming,” Connie said. Harry, 64, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November of 2003. Just six months earlier, his…

Educator named honorary survivor

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Joel Heavner knows that there are no sure things when it comes to cancer. Although he’s been cancer-free for four years, he’s not taking anything for granted. “A lot of people, it comes back,” he said. That said, the prostate cancer he had to fight is one of the most…

Special Olympics fun for all

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A total of 288 athletes competed Friday at Lincolnton High School, and every single one earned a gold medal. Participants in the 2008 Lincoln County Special Olympics Spring Games jumped, threw balls and bean bags, ran their hearts out and were rewarded for their efforts. “They love to win just…

SHORELINE – RELIGION
‘Praise Him’ conference set for women

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A few years ago, Shirley Lynn, a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, saw author, speaker and singer Renee Scheidt at a conference. Now, she’s arranged for Scheidt to be the speaker at New Hope Baptist’s first ever women’s conference, dubbed “Praise Him” and scheduled for 5 p.m.…

Honoring Vietnam veterans

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Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored 6:30 p.m. Friday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Special speakers at the Vietnam Era Recognition Day will be Medal of Honor recipients Cmdr. Sgt. Maj. Gary Latrell and Lt. Col. Bruce Crandell. They both served in the Vietnam War. “It’s…

SHORELINE – EDUCATION
Charter School prom not your average night

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Lincoln Charter School is not throwing the average high school prom. This year’s senior class is the first to go through all four years of high school at LCS, so the juniors wanted to give them a special prom. Juniors Jordon Honeycutt, Andrew Sadler, Blake Ross and Kurstin Murphy and…