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Council seeks volunteers to visit prison

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Making the transition from prison to the outside world isn’t easy, but members of the Community Resource Council hope to ease that struggle. “They may not go back to the same lifestyle they were living,” said Tim Scronce, correctional case manager at the Lincoln Correctional Center and volunteer coordinator for…

Firefighters of the year

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Lincoln levies fines for violations of drought limits

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Lincoln County officials assessed approximately $6,500 in fines to residents for using irrigation systems during drought restrictions, according to county officials. Lincoln County Public Utilities Director Steve Gilbert said Monday approximately 160 letters were sent out to customers with irrigation meters who registered more than a 1,000 gallons a month.…

Party time at Sunrise Community

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LEDA names manager

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Lincoln Economic Development Association has tapped the member services representative for the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to act as existing business manager. Crystal Gettys, who worked for 15 years in mechanical contracting, will maintain and expand relations with industries already located in Lincoln County. She will also work closely with…

Search for new Lincoln County manager narrows

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The search for the county’s first new manager in nearly a decade is narrowing, and front runners are beginning to emerge. Commission Chairman Tom Anderson said “less than five and more than two,” candidates officially remain as contenders for the position, vacated after the firing of Stan Kiser last summer.…

Grassroots group closer to sheltering homeless

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Soon after wrapping up the latest in a series of meetings to establish a winter homeless shelter, the Rev. Gary Dittman prodded a pastor from another Lincolnton church to officially commit his sanctuary to the cause. “Our members are in support, but right now, it’s just the logistics more than…

Needlepoint expert proud of stocking work

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Christmas is a special time of year for Dot Keener. She gets to show off the stockings she’s needlepointed from scratch, one for each family member. “I’ve been doing this for many years,” said Keener of her hobby. Keener says she’s been doing needlepoint for over 30 years. She remembers…

Around Town 12/17/2007

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PARADE TODAY A parade honoring the State Champion Lincolnton High School football team will be at 5:30 p.m. today on East Main Street. The parade will begin at First Citizens Bank and end at Court Square. School administrators and local leaders will speak in front of the courthouse. BOARD MEETING…

Class reunions

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The Union High School classes of 1941 and 1942 met at the Howard’s Creek Community Center in Vale on Nov. 3 for their 65th and 66th class reunions. Members of the 1942 class are (above, from left to right): Robert “Jim” Burgin, Peggy Jonas Hallman, Virginia Meeks Elmore (sitting in…