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Westport Parade

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Christian Ministry needs more LINC volunteers

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County needs volunteers. The non-profit organization that helps underprivileged people is feeling a decline in volunteerism. One division that is in dire need of help is LINC Meals, a program that provides warm meals to shut-ins five days a week. More than 100 people are served…

North Lincoln wins awards

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“Paladin,” the yearbook at North Lincoln High School, won the award of distinction at the recent North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Lincoln also received three honorable mention awards for the yearbook cover design, theme and photography. All…

More at Four now offered at Battleground

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The new More at Four program at Battleground Elementary School needs additional students and a space in which to teach them. “The big thing right now is just being sure that parents are aware of the program,” said Victoria Walker, principal of Battleground. “We can’t accept more than 18 children,…

Independence Day Parade

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Kaitlyn Queen, 6, waves to paraders Saturday while displaying a message of support for the military and waving a flag. The parade in downtown Lincolnton ended at Lincolnton High School where a fireworks exhibition was held. Children’s activities were held earlier in the day on the courtsquare. Jenny Walling /…

Sewer service for industrial park eyed

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City and county officials are in negotiations about running sewer services to the Lincoln County Industrial Park. The service is currently provided by the city of Maiden, City Manager Jeff Emory said during the City Council’s meeting Thursday night. But there are issues surrounding Maiden’s long-term capability of adding more…

Ready, aim, fire

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Mike Harris and Lt. Tony Hallman with the Lincolnton Police Department take aim Wednesday during firearms training. Despite the rainy weather and soggy conditions that seem to routinely plague their exercises, law enforcement officers took part in training all week, testing their accuracy and speed. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

DSS sets new standards for staff members

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A new set of standards for employees of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services has been drafted, but some board members worry it has gone too far. “I don’t want to cross a line and invalidate the whole thing,” said James Hallman, chairman of the Board of Social Services.…

Clowning Around

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Ethan Hunt transformed into the Giddy Up Clown for children Thursday morning at the James W. Warren Citizen Center. Children left the center with balloon animals, bookmarks and door prizes. The program was sponsored by the Lincoln County Library. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Harrill celebrates 90th

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Fleta Boggs Harrill was honored recently with an afternoon party to celebrate her 90th birthday. The birthday party was held at Boger City Rest Home, hosted by her granddaughter, Stacie Lea Self of San Diego, Cali., and her daughters, Ann Self Sigmon and Linda Harrill Rudisill. Becky Avent catered the…