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Lincoln school bond compared to others

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The Citizens Committee for Education recently discussed how Lincoln County’s bond compares to bonds other school districts request. Citizen member David Baxter, from Denver, mentioned Cabarrus County. “We have the same problems,” he said, adding that the last he heard about Cabarrus County’s bond conversations involved a price tag of…

‘Steel Magnolias’ to be presented at East Lincoln

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The six young women chatting and laughing as they talked about putting on “Steel Magnolias” have lots in common with the women they portray. The playbill says, “the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.” Similarly, the friendships that have developed among Bev Jones, who plays…

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Flo Robinson Literary Competition turns 25

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While she was alive, Lincolnton’s Flora Robinson was best known as a woman who picked through her neighbors’ garbage and lived in poverty. When she died in the early 80s, however, her reputation changed. Robinson left $46,000, which was divided up between various Lincoln County charities and non-profit organizations. These…

Community Activities

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host an after-hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Wexford House assisted living home, 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. For more information, call (704) 489-2633. Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly…

50th Anniversary

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Retrial begins for doctor who lived in area

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It seemed that everyone at Montrose General Hospital knew about the affair between the doctor and the nurse. Not that Dr. Stephen Scher and Patricia Dillon took any steps to conceal their torrid extramarital relationship. In fact, they seemed to flaunt it, locking themselves in an exam room, going lingerie…

Contract approved for water line

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Commissioners approved a contract to have water lines relocated at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73 Monday. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is requiring the lines be moved, so county officials had no “choice but to move the lines as requested,” Public Works Director Steve Gilbert said.…

Big-box stores: Good and bad

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They rival Egyptian pyramids in scale and stand sentinel over the new N.C. 16 gateway to and from Charlotte. Nearly 340,000 square feet is dedicated to the main buildings. More than $250,000 in taxes combined will flow into county coffers each year as result of their development. That’s the second…