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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…

Golfers take on disease

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Ladies dressed in pink rode around the Verdict Ridge golfcourse Monday afternoon, all to help rally for a cure for cancer. Pink hats, shorts, skirts, gloves and even golf balls adorned the grounds. Some participants were cancer survivors and others were there because cancer had touched their lives in some…

CATS usage rising

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Lincoln County’s Express Bus service from Denver to downtown Charlotte has experienced an increase in its bus rider numbers. The rate for July was 981 people a month, up from 731 people in June. This averages 46 people a day, up from 40 people a day in June. The bus…

Apple Festival Preparation

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Members of the Extension and Community Association made apple butter last week in preparation for the Lincoln County Apple Festival. (From left) Rachel Rhyne, Jean Hoyle and Fairy Burton work diligently to make the sweet treat. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Grant to update LHS media center

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With the help of a $20,000 grant, Lincolnton High School hopes to update its media center in a way that serves the school’s diverse student population. “If you have modernized things for them, they’ll check it out,” said Cale Sain, a vice principal at the school. “If we want to…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…