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Around Town 4/21/2008

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CONSTITUENT DAY Sen. Elizabeth Dole will send a representative from her western office to meet with her Lincoln County constituents from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners’ Room on the third floor of the Citizens Center. Constituents are invited to hold individual meetings to discuss concerns with…

Egg-cellent

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Rising Sun’s Mugathon is Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery will be selling mugs for mutts and cups for cats 5 p.m. Tuesday at the studio on South Academy Street in Lincolnton. For $10, customers at the 11th annual Mugathon will get a free drink and homemade dessert and the mug or cup of their choice. Fifty…

800 participate in InAsMuch

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At least 800 people participated in Saturday’s Operation InAsMuch, a community outreach program that had people helping others through such activities as mowing lawns, painting houses, feeding inmates and visiting nursing homes. Individuals ages 18 months to 92 years took part in the event, which was held statewide for the…

Cancer fundraiser

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Derby winners

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Literary competition winners named

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the Flo Robinson Literary Competition. Winners read their submissions at a ceremony held Tuesday. Elementary school winners: Prose First place – Cole Warlick, Union Elementary School Second place – Ian Yount, Pumpkin Center Intermediate School Third place – Wyatt…

Step taken for new sanctuary

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The members of Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church have waited a long time for a new sanctuary. And this Sunday, they’ll be one step closer to making that dream a reality. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the church on Buffalo Shoals Road. According to James McClain, a…

Festival story contested

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In an April 9 story published in the Lincoln Times-News, Mike Singleton, who rents property at 1100 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, said he never told Nancy Leedy and Joanie Beasley they could hold a music festival on the property. Now, a friend of the two women says that isn’t…

Rotary Club gives defibrillators for area law enforcement vehicles

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When seconds count, Lincoln County law enforcement will now have the right equipment to jump-start a stalled heart in an emergency. The Lake Norman-Denver Rotary Club presented a $16,500 check to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department that will be used to install the first set of heart defibrillators in patrol…