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Farmer`s Market

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Residential construction slows down

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The home building explosion that fueled record growth in east Lincoln County has come to a precipitous halt with housing permits reaching their lowest levels in nearly a decade, according to county statistics. Developers requested 47 housing permits countywide in June, nearly half the number drawn (79) during same month…

Around Town 7/30/2008

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QUILT PROGRAM Lincoln Quilts is sponsoring the “Waltzing Through the Carolinas” Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16, at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. There will be many quilts on display for this juried show. Various…

Cultural Center director resigns

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The executive director of the Lincoln Cultural Center has resigned. Stacey Bryant had been employed at the center since October. She says she is leaving for “family, personal reasons.” “There’s nothing earth-shattering or glamorous,” she said. Bryant replaced Valerie King, who had served as director for four years and gave…

Emo serving as ambassador of chamber for this quarter

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Eileen Emo has only been involved with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce since January, but she’s already making an impact. Emo, director of business development for Servpro in Denver, was recently named the chamber’s Ambassador of the Quarter. Chamber ambassadors’ duties include serving as mentors for new members, attending…

Schools organize supply collections

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During the month of August, Communities in Schools, in conjunction with WSOC of Charlotte and regional Food Lion stores, will be conducting the School Tools drive. The collaboration will collect school supplies at sites throughout the county. Billy Marsh, executive director of CIS of Lincoln County, said everything donated in…

Softball tournament draws crowd

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West Lincoln Optimist Park was crowded with vans and buses this past week as girls from across the state came to play in the North Carolina Dixie State Softball Tournament. This is the second year the park has hosted the event. “We did such a good job hosting it two…

Storm causes damage, but animals survive

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Scott and Lori Wren of Crouse were having a nice supper in downtown Lincolnton when a storm hit their home Tuesday night. Driving back, they knew it was rainy, but they didn’t realize the extent of the damage until they pulled into their driveway. “When we saw the roof, we…

Fallston farmer simply loves to grow

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Loyd Lewis has been farming all his life, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love it,” he said. “I guess it’s in my blood.” Lewis, who owns a farm in Fallston just past the Lincoln County border, grew up farming with his father. He was one of…

80th birthday

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