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East Lincoln grad has fast transition to model and actor

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When Payton Brady graduated from East Lincoln High School last June, he didn’t waste much time hanging around. He moved to Los Angeles on July 22, and by October, he was filming the reality TV show “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.” “It all just happened kind of quick,” Brady, 19,…

Nantz prepares for 19th season

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It’s a tranquil afternoon at East Lincoln Speedway. Owner Ralph Nantz, 70, peers out from under a baseball cap at the signature red-clay dirt lining his track. The silence will be broken April 5th when as many as 1,000 spectators fill the stands and stock cars rumble to life on…

Lakefront properties pass Iredell

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Move over Iredell. Lake homes in Lincoln County may have caught up in value because of a 78 percent average increase in the past four years. After a state-mandated revaluation of all Lincoln County property was completed in January, 1,500 lakefront homes are now priced at an average of $758,527,…

Comng Up

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Cycle for SallyЎ¦s Y: Join Keith Isenberg and his mother Robin, owners of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate Shop, and nearly 400 riders as they pedal to put a dent in the final $1,000,000 needed to build the first YMCA in eastern Lincoln County. Event starts at 1…

Around Town 3/19/2008

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RESTRICTIONS PULLED The City of Lincolnton has lifted its Phase II water conservation order and wishes to thank residents for their cooperation during the time the order was in effect. Although the City acknowledged that recent rainfall and improved water levels prompted the change, it also urged all customers to…

Around Town 3/17/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6-9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be awarded in each age group…

Crocheting Class

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Retired seniors stay active

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Just because people retire from work doesn’t mean they have to retire from life. Lincoln County Senior Services offers plenty of opportunities to keep seniors happy and active. “We just have so many groups,” Director Karen Leonhardt said of the organization, which is housed in the Lincoln County Senior Center…

Spelling It Out!

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Bond puts $5.7 million in high schools

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If the $44.6 million school bond passes on May 6, $5,742,300 will be split among the four high schools, with an expansion of East Lincoln’s cafeteria. Mainly, the three older schools need repairs. East Lincoln would receive the largest sum at $3,787,300, to be spent, aside from the expansion, on…