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50th class reunion

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Fun Runs raise money for area schools

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The Pumpkin Center Primary and Intermediate schools held their annual “Fun Runs” Oct. 10. With help from Parent Teacher Organization members, faculty and the community, both schools reported success with the events. Pumpkin Center Primary School raised $7,100, which will go toward new mulch for the playground and technology equipment…

County takes more expensive approach to masking sewer smell

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After two years and at least $85,000 spent on chemical barrels to mask noxious odors at sewer pump stations in east Lincoln County, Public Works officials say the technology is not working and they need to try a new – and more expensive – approach. Public Works Director Steve Gilbert…

Dentist invents dental tool, invests in pizza restaurant

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When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Michael Muckler is busy with his restaurant and working on his latest invention. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995, Muckler joined the U.S. Air Force. “I was an Air Force dentist for about three years, then worked…

Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Quarter a busy man

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Bill Transon, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Quarter, is a busy man. In addition to his involvement with the chamber, Transon stays busy running SoTec Inc., an Iron Station-based company that works to make businesses more efficient by “streamlining operations and processes through automation and work…

Around Town 10/20/2008

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ENERGY ASSISTANCE The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will offer the Low Income Energy Assistance Program again this year. Applications will be taken at DSS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-14, with the exception of Nov. 11, which is a holiday. For more information, call DSS at…

School Activities

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council met on Oct. 6 in the Council Chambers of City Hall to elect officers for the 2008-09 school year. Natalie Wiseman from Lincolnton High School was elected chairwoman. Nathan Hull, a senior at West Lincoln High School was elected vice chairman. Mandy Lail,…

Twist, tuck and succeed

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There’s a place in Lincolnton where kids tumble and bounce high into the air on trampolines. It sounds like fun and games, but the folks at Twist & Tuck are serious about what they do. And they have the champion gymnasts to prove it. “This is my 26th year coaching,”…

West Lincoln choruses put on ‘Country Feast’

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presented two performances of “Country Feast: A Grand Ole Opry Celebration” Saturday at the Lincoln County Citizens Center. The show featured “special appearances” by country superstars Taylor Swift, Sugarland and The Soggy Mountain Boys, to name a few. The general store and saloon backdrops for the show were provided by…

Lincoln Charter game benefits storm victims

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Despite the fact that gasoline supplies have been replenished locally, the fallout from Hurricane Ike continues to plague ravaged areas in and around Galveston, Texas. Lincoln Charter School, located on Hwy. 27 W., reminded Lincoln County residents that people in Galveston and outlying areas still need assistance. A portion of…