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Five Generations

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Reach Out Poker Run to benefit orphanages

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On April 19, bikers will ride from Gastonia to Blowing Rock to help kids they’ve never met in countries they’ve probably never been to. Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will hold its first Reach Out Poker Run Saturday, April 19, with funds raised going to orphanages in Honduras and Nepal. “It…

Property owners complain to board

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More than a dozen eastern Lincoln County homeowners turned out to a Monday meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to air frustrations about recent property value increases that will result in higher taxes. As part of a state mandate, Lincoln County in January reappraised all property in Lincoln…

50th Anniversary

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East Lincoln`s horticulture class motivated

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East Lincoln High School’s horticulture class has come a long way in three years – literally, from the ground up. Shane Norris, East Lincoln’s third-year horticulture teacher, said juniors and seniors have been present from the program’s building of its greenhouse to the plant sale it’s having now. “It’s been…

Derby Winners

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No changes in dispute over turn lane for charter school

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A dispute over land for a proposed turn lane at the new Lincoln Charter School facility off N.C. 16 remains in limbo. Commissioner Bruce Carlton said he would work to shut down the school by August unless a deal was reached compensating homeowners and businesses for roadside parcels near Galway…

Some farmers oppose nature trails

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Connecting Lincoln County to its neighbors through a system of nature trails could increase open space. But some farmers and large landowners are saying keep out. Several farmers around Lincolnton and at least one representative for National Fruit Product Company told County Commissioners Monday they oppose the creation of trails…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA special luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host a large networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver. Duke Energy will provide the guest speaker. Cost is $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Checks can be mailed to…

Tax rate won’t be set before primary

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The board of directors of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce failed to persuade Lincoln County commissioners to set the county tax rate before residents vote on the school bond referendum May 6. Board members learned at the commission’s Monday evening meeting that setting the county tax rate by April…