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Grand Opening

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Lincoln County Commissioner Tom Andserson cuts the ribbon with America’s Choice owner Rose Cramer and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Cindy Kale / LTN Photo…

Dancing for Divinity

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The Liturgical Dance Ministry at Rock Hill United Methodist Church is growing in popularity. Ashley McLean, JarDearia McLean, Shaye McLean, Shasta Clinton, Crystal Bost and Jessica Shipp practiced Monday night for the upcoming recital. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo STANLEY — Young people at Rock Hill United Methodist Church have…

Having front row seats for victory

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Each election day provides a bit of irony for one Lincolnton resident. Florene Reinhardt lives directly across from Republican headquarters on Academy Street. During Tuesday night’s excitement, Reinhardt and her friend from Lake Norman, Ruby Lail, had a front row seat — sitting in rocking chairs on her front porch.…

Art Opening

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Mary Jane Howard, executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council, prepares pieces for the County-wide Art Show that opens Sunday. The reception and awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Carving Creations — Craft Fair to be held Saturday

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Terry Poovey’s grandfather taught him a thing or two about woodcarving when he was a child. But it wasn’t until four years ago that he made it a pastime. Poovey, who has won many ribbons and awards for his ability, is one of many Lincoln County residents who will participate…

West students work the polls on election day

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A handful of West Lincoln High School students spent election day right in the thick of things. “Politics have always been interesting to me, and I wanted to see how it all worked,” said Valerie Site, a senior at the high school. Site and six fellow students spent their day…

Local bands to perform at ELHS

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The Lincolnton High School Wolf Pack Marching Band traveled to Yadkinville and brought home trophies for 2nd place Overall Band in Class AA at the Forbush Festival of Marching Bands. The Wolves won 2nd place Guard and finished 2nd place in both Marching and General Effect. They will be completing…

Young Voters

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Students in Vicky Lewis’ social studies class at the Lincolnton Campus of the Lincoln Charter School held a mock election Tuesday. Students dressed as presidential candidates while others manned the voting tables and voted. Ashely Rossman, left, took registrations Tuesday afternoon while Matthew Smith and Corey Forner represented George W.…

Trapped dog in mine shaft

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Above, Darby Price with the Denver Fire Department rescues a dog at the bottom of a mine shaft located in Pumpkin Center. Below, the emaciated dog is safely rescued and has been named Price, after the firefighter who saved him. Contributed Photo Price ate only sticks and drank only rain…

Westport plans up in the air

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The future of the Westport Golf Course is still unknown. The course has been closed since February of 2003 but has potential to open with new owners. “There are no updates,” said Andrew Strand, a member of the Westport Community Association Golf Committee. “We have reached a point where there…