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E. Lincoln attracts health care providers

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The battle for east Lincoln County’s emerging and lucrative health care market may be on the verge of entering a new chapter. Healthcare provider giants such as Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Inc., as well as area hospitals in Lincolnton, Huntersville and Mooresville, for years have jockeyed to tap into…

Crosland plan to be subject of public hearing

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In the next few years, a proposed 90-acre business hub called the Bridgewater could set the stage for a dramatic transformation at the future intersection of N.C. 150 and the new N.C. 16. What happens in the next few weeks, however, will shape the massive project and determine if it…

Around Town 9/10/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Triangle puts emphasis on butcher shop

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A business selling everything from gasoline to filet mignon has served the community for more than 60 years. The Triangle Food Mart and Cafй, located at 1298 N.C. 16 N., functions as a service station, butcher shop, general store and restaurant. After acquiring the business in 1986, Barbara Phillips and…

Grand opening.

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Hill’s Chapel, school form partnership

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A partnership with a local church has caused much excitement at Catawba Springs Elementary. “Our church wanted to become more involved in the community and thought that we should [start] with the schools,” Kristen Edwards, director of family ministries for Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, said. “This is the first…

Bluegrass Show set for Friday

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This Friday, the sounds of bluegrass and Gospel music will be drifting through the fields of west Lincoln. The Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Show will begin at 2 p.m., with gates opening at noon. “There’s something about Friday night bluegrass,” event organizer Linda Hunsucker said. Hunsucker owns the property where…

Hill’s Chapel plans first craft show

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Kristen Edwards is looking for a few good crafters. Edwards, the director of family ministries at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Stanley, is planning a December craft show at the church, and she’s in need of some vendors. For a $25 fee, craft enthusiasts can sell their wares at…

Arts Council still seeking applicants for grants

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has an estimated $12,000 to give away and no applicants to receive it. That said, Gary Lee, president of the council, isn’t too worried. “We haven’t got any right now,” Lee said of applications. “The deadline is Sept. 30, and to be frank with…

Tennis captain looks to have good season

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As a senior captain on the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs tennis team, Janna Mills is striving for the best. After all, it is her last year. “One of my main goals is to go undefeated in conference,” Mills said. “I’d like to get MVP and possibly player of the year…