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Manager recommends water, sewage tax cuts for relief

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Water and sewer tax cuts could come by June in a move that would keep cash in the pockets of many east Lincoln County utility customers. Newly hired County Manager George Wood recommended to commissioners dropping the amount customers within the East Lincoln Water and Sewer District pay now from…

2 more charged in break-ins

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Authorities made two more arrests in connection with a number of break-ins that occurred over a seven- month period. The rash of break-ins occurred between September 2007 and March 2008 near Cat Square Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Clinton Andrew Barnes, 16,…

East Lincoln Relay for Life concert not allowed this year

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In one of his final lessons at East Lincoln High School, senior Chase Gorowski is learning the hard way about the power and pitfalls of music. The 18-year-old band student and Interact Club president is the latest young-adult to take on a tradition at the school: raising critical cash for…

CHARACTER DAY

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Colton Gilbert, a kindergartner in Jennifer Gimberling’s class at Iron Station Elementary School, gives a speech about his character. Colton was Puff the Magic Dragon. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Reese Bowser participates in her kindergarten class’ “Living Bookstore.” Reese dressed as the character “Kitty” from the book “Three Little…

Camera’s lens doesn’t miss Cherryville

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Cherryville isn’t Hollywood, but, in this area, it may be the next best thing. Some may remember a 2006 Hamburger Helper commercial featuring a Cherryville family. Others may recall a Toyota commercial filmed in downtown Cherryville. And now, there’s the possibility that more camera crews might descend upon the northwest…

Ribbons stylists have decades of doing hair

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If you are looking for a trendy new cut, Ribbons Hair Salon will make you feel like a star. Sisters Kathi Mauney and Katrina Burch have been serving customers in the Cherryville area for more 20 years. Mauney says that she “has always enjoyed styling hair” but decided to pursue…

Around Town 4/21/2008

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CONSTITUENT DAY Sen. Elizabeth Dole will send a representative from her western office to meet with her Lincoln County constituents from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners’ Room on the third floor of the Citizens Center. Constituents are invited to hold individual meetings to discuss concerns with…

Egg-cellent

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Rising Sun’s Mugathon is Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery will be selling mugs for mutts and cups for cats 5 p.m. Tuesday at the studio on South Academy Street in Lincolnton. For $10, customers at the 11th annual Mugathon will get a free drink and homemade dessert and the mug or cup of their choice. Fifty…

800 participate in InAsMuch

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At least 800 people participated in Saturday’s Operation InAsMuch, a community outreach program that had people helping others through such activities as mowing lawns, painting houses, feeding inmates and visiting nursing homes. Individuals ages 18 months to 92 years took part in the event, which was held statewide for the…