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Mullis selected to head McCain faith group in N.C.

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Former Lincoln County Board of Commissioners candidate Clayton Mullis has been named chairman of North Carolinians of Faith for John McCain for Lincoln County. Mullis was contacted Tuesday by Gale Wilkins, director for North Carolina’s Victory ’08, a branch of the Republican National Committee. According to Mullis, his main duty…

Senior craft show looking for vendors

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Crafts created by Lincoln County senior citizens will be for sale Nov. 1 at Boger City United Methodist Church. Organizers of the Senior Citizens Fall Craft Show and Fair are still seeking vendors. “It has to be handmade,” Betty Jo Barger, an organizer, said of the crafts for sale. “We…

Store sells shabby chic furniture, antiques

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Laura Lefevre loves making old things new. “If it’s a beautiful antique, I’m not going to mess with it, but if the veneer’s coming off of it and refinishing it is not an option, then painting is a way to keep it from going in the landfill,” she said. Her…

St. Luke’s new rector feels right at home in Lincolnton

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The Rev. G. Miles Smith says he feels right at home as the new rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “I like it. I like old,” he said. “I like being in town.” A Charlotte native and graduate of Duke University, Smith’s first day at St. Luke’s was…

Lincolnton a Preserve America Community

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Commissioners OK incentive package

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Commissioners approved a $40,000 incentive package Monday in hopes of luring a new industry to Lincoln County. Magnatech Inc. is considering setting up shop at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and investing nearly $2.5 million. The company would reportedly bring at least 20 jobs, which could eventually grow to 40,…

Mini-Cooper raffle planned for Sally’s Y

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The YMCA is giving away a MINI Cooper car to spur the last bit of giving needed to make Sally’s Y, the first such facility in east Lincoln County, a reality. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are being sold through www.sallysy.org at $100 each to benefit the building campaign for…

Firefighters urge residents to practice safety

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Lincoln County firefighters are urging residents to prepare for any fire-related situation. National Fire Prevention Week began Sunday and will conclude Saturday. This year’s theme, “Prevent Home Fires,” encourages households to have a “well-practiced plan in place for escaping home fires,” Bill Fortenberry, a captain in the Lincolnton Fire Department,…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should state officials have stayed on the case to figure out what caused the June 10 explosion of a charter yacht at Westport Marina?” Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Denver: “I think they should have continued investigating.” Ken Sipes, Denver: “It seems to me if the local folks don’t believe they have the…

Three men arrested in robbery

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Three men accused of robbing and beating a man face felony charges. According to authorities, a woman and three men went to the Ivey Church Road residence Friday where they allegedly hit the victim. When the victim got away, the suspects followed and two pulled out knives, Larry Seagle, public…