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American Red Cross in ‘desperate’ need of funds

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A fundraiser to benefit the Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Gainesville Baptist Church in Lincolnton. The money will benefit the Red Cross’ blood programs, health and safety programs, service to military families and disaster relief. The…

Marine Corps to honor Jeb Seagle

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Twenty-five years ago, Capt. Jeb F. Seagle lost his life after his helicopter crashed on the island of Grenada. The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment 1285 will hold a memorial service Saturday at the east side of the Lincoln County Courthouse. Seagle, a Lincolnton resident, joined the…

Queen Crowned

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Around Town 10/24/2008

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FUNDRAISER Members of the Jonas Brothers Fan Club of Lincolnton will hold a “Toys 4 Tech” sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at their headquarters, 131 Boulder Drive. All proceeds will go to help buy computers for Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy. Items for sale include “bearly” hugged stuffed animals, gently…

Church Activities

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ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a national faith-based addictions program headquartered in Rockford, Ill., is starting a chapter in Cherryville. Gospel Way Baptist Church is hosting the program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays. The program is open to all adults who struggle with addiction. For more information, call director…

ELPAC endorses candidates

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The most active political group in east Lincoln County – the East Lincoln Political Action Committee – endorsed Matt Zmijewski, Mike Burke and Ed Hatley for three contested Board of Education seats up for grabs in the Nov. 4 general election. At a time when the vast majority of county…

Question of the Week

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“Should Lincoln County change to a two-year property revaluation cycle instead of the current four years?” Ayako Brady, Denver: “If you do two, it would cost just as much. I think it would better to keep it as four years.” Nancy Bone, Denver: “I really don’t know. It’s tough to…

Around Town 10/22/2008

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MEMORIAL SERVICE The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1265 announces that at 3 p.m. Saturday on the east side of the courthouse in downtown Lincolnton, the detachment will conduct the 25th Commemorative Memorial for Capt. Jeb F. Seagle, who was killed in action during the liberation…

Coming Up

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School election forum: They will control how 32 percent of Lincoln County’s $92 million budget is spent. With that much money on the line, it’s important to come out to the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s school board election forum Thursday night. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian…

‘Box City’ teaches youth and adults lesson about homelessness

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For the second year in a row, Mary Anne Prather has decided to build her own city. But it won’t have any grand mansions or even modest cottages. Instead, Prather will build her city out of boxes. “We’re going to be homeless,” she said. “We will be in a box.”…