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100th Birthday

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Five Generations

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LEDA official will put county’s best face forward

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Despite promises of a bigger paycheck in Charlotte, Huntersville’s outgoing mayor Kim Phillips said marketing Lincoln County better fits her lifestyle and is a bit like returning to her roots. Officials with Lincoln Economic Development Association announced Nov. 15 Phillips was handpicked for a newly created position of business development…

Queens celebrate Christmas

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Noelle Jenkins (left), Teen Miss Denver, and Madison Spake, Tiny Miss Lincoln County, waved gloved hands and gave smiles during the Lincolnton Christmas Parade. Ron McCann / LTN Photo…

The right sport, the right fit

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Donovan Thompson is a busy man. The Denver resident works as medical director of the emergency department at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln and is married with two young sons. Yet Thompson also finds time to win international weightlifting competitions. “I started lifting weights in the Army right after high school,” Thompson…

50th anniversary

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Ronald and Carolyn Stephens of Denver celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Nov. 23. They were married Nov. 23, 1957 in York, S.C. A celebration will be held Saturday at Highland Drive Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Their children are Ronnie Stephens of Iron Station, Cathy Kasem of Denver and Brian Stephens…

60th anniversary

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Lincolnton looks at Rail-Trail grant

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Lincolnton may qualify for a $75,000 grant to extend the city’s recreational Rail-Trail. After years of seeking funding, Lincolton’s Planning Director Steve Gurley said the city has located a state grant offered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The funds would go to purchase public right-of-way property. “It’s…

Lincolnton takes on holiday atmosphere

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As the annual Christmas parade draws nearer, downtown Lincolnton begins to seem like an old carol: “city sidewalks dress in holiday style, and in the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas.” The parade festivities will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, when more than 100 parade units will line up at…

Coats for needy

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