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A Close Inspection

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Electrical problem probably sparked Boger City fire

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An electrical problem appears to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Tuesday morning. County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell said the investigation into the fire at 937 Royal Drive finished up about noon Wednesday. The fire apparently started at a light socket above the pull-down stairs in…

Middle school cheerleaders to compete

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HEATHER WILSON Special to the LTN ———————————— As the first cheerleading squad in 14 years, a group of 12 girls has begun a proud new tradition of school spirit and pride at Lincolnton Middle School. On Saturday, the team will compete in the Universal Spirit Association’s Charlotte Invitational at UNC-Charlotte.…

Around Town 3/11/2005

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BFI GRANT APPLICATIONS The Lincoln County BFI Grant Board is accepting applications for grants to non-profit groups and other eligible agencies. Available March 14, deadline for the applications is in June. For more information, call Sherri Barber at 704-736-8471 or go online to www.lincolncounty.org. SURVIVAL CLASS A free women’s street…

The second time around —
Consignment store keeps treasured name

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Angela Mayberry is following in her mother’s footsteps. Growing up in Charlotte, her mother ran a children’s consignment shop called Twice Treasured. Mayberry was in elementary school and junior high. Mayberry, now a Lincolnton resident, has opened her own children’s consignment store and has called it the same name. The…

Stellar Students

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Writing from the heart

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During a troubled time in her family’s life, Vicki Amerault would tell bedtime stories to her son about the world inside the looking glass. “He would say ‘Mom, wouldn’t it be great if we went into the looking glass, and we’d all be happy,’” said Amerault. Those stories of adventure…

Interactive seminar cracks Biblical codes

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For the next month, Lincolnton will be part of an international religious network bringing in live information on Biblical codes. “Lincolnton is like a dot on a worldwide map right now,” said Kimberly Graves, communications secretary for the Seventh Day Adventist Church. “To me, what’s so exciting is people can…

Child advocacy center promoted by local leaders

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Nurses, teachers and agency leaders met Tuesday morning with one goal in mind – to create an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center in Lincoln County. “It can be done,” said Cathy Purvis, executive director of CAC of North Carolina. “That’s the nice thing – it’s been done all kinds of places.…

Drug Bust

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