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July county jobless rate fell from June

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate went down for the month of July from a 7.3 in June to a 7.2. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said this decrease was a pleasant surprise. “I guess there are enough people going to work that it offset the recent layoffs…

Life in Lincolnton featured in newly published history book

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Lincolnton history as seen through the lens of “Baby Ray” is bound and ready for viewing in “Lincolnton: Photographs from the Clyde R. Cornwell Collection.” Clyde “Baby Ray” R. Cornwell was a known photographer in the area in the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. “He was one of the town’s…

Seniors showcased in exhibit

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Joyce Kistler looks at pottery in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday morning. The seniors’ art work will be on exhibit through Wednesday. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo Potters discussed glazing techniques and proudly presented their works Wednesday morning at the Senior Showcase. Family members, art lovers and…

Rally draws 32 churches

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Planners of the second annual Lincolnton Community Youth Rally hope children will play ball. This year’s event, “Catching the Spirit,” will be held Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 at Boger City United Methodist Church. But make no mistake, children from all denominations are welcome. “This is at Boger…

Anticipation

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Juan Abonza eagerly awaits the chance to tackle the soccer ball during practice Thursday night on the grounds at First Baptist Church. Kayla Bumgarner waits her turn to play ball. The kids are members of teams sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

DSS to replace computer system

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Officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are anxious to have a new computerized system put in place. The agency is excited about the new computer system, which will track all DSS clients and minimize redundant paperwork. After the software is installed, the DSS can download case information…

New Charter

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Jane Carswell, president of the Pilot Club of Lincolnton, excepted the new charter for the North Lincoln High School Anchor Club. International President Alayna Schaffer made the presentation at the international convention in Jacksonville, Fla. The Pilots now sponsor Anchor Clubs at Lincolnton and North Lincoln high schools. Contributed Photo…

Seniors carry on aerobics class without teachers

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Their instructors are nowhere in sight, but a senior citizens aerobics class carries on. Participants are so taken with Taoist tai chi, an eastern exercise that focuses largely on health, they plan to continue with the practice even after their instructors leave the country. “It helps with the mental and…

Golfers sought for rotary`s Habitat fund raiser

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The Rotary Centennial Year Golf Classic is seeking participants and sponsors for its Sept. 20 tournament at the Lincoln Country Club. The tournament, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rotary International, will benefit Habitat for Humanity, the non-profit Christian housing ministry that already has plans for the new habitat home. A…

Wastewater no-swimming advisory lifted Monday

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A no swim advisory notice in Lincoln County caused by a wastewater spill was lifted as of Monday morning after press time. The East Lincoln Sewer District had a spill at 4584 Lakeshore Road North, Denver Friday afternoon. An estimated 10,620 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Norman in…