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Commisioner candidates respond to questions

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Voters will choose three new members of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners this year. Five candidates — three Republicans, one Democrat and one Libertarian — are vying for the seats. Terms are for four years. No matter who wins, Republicans will maintain control of the board. Candidates were asked…

Habitat project a Rotary celebration

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Lincoln County’s three Rotary Clubs have agreed to join together to build a Habitat House as their centennial project. “It has brought the three clubs closer together, and it’s an opportunity for us to work collectively for a project that will have a county wide visibility,” said Steve Gurley, president…

Growing Lincoln County — Matherly explains LEDA operations

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A day in the life of Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA), involves many decisions. He went over some of those decisions at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon on Wednesday. Matherly’s main goals include increasing the tax base in Lincoln County and…

Proud to be a businesswoman

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Dr. Pat Higbie speaks to fellow businesswomen Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parrish House. Higbie was the keynote speaker at the event put on to observe National Business Women’s Week. The event was sponsored by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization of Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Twins cherish each bite

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The Lincoln House isn’t their old farm house in western Lincoln County, but the Heavners relish the time they spend gathered around the breakfast table. “After our mother died we do this to stick together,” Julia said. “This seems like a way for us to get together and enjoy each…

Church honors faithful couple

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Harold and Wilma Leatherman have dedicated more than half a century to faith and family. The local couple were recognized for their service Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Pat Lawing, a member of the church’s staff/parish relations committee, said the couple’s devotion to the church and each other makes…

Dynamic Duo

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Brian Joines and Brandon White joined students from Lincoln, Alexander and Catawba counties who attended a National Martial Arts Day event Saturday at Samurai Arts Institute. Martial artists across the United States attempted to break a World Record for the most kicks executed in one hour simultaneously across the country.…

Schools weigh use of college credits

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The addition of a quality point to community college classes has school officials worried that some students may have an unfair advantage at receiving a higher grade point average (GPA). “We cannot allow someone to buy (the valedictorian position) by taking community college classes,” said Elaine Jenkins, assistant superintendent for…

Hecht heads United Way campaign

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United Way of Lincoln County has announced that its first Eastern Lincoln County Campaign Chairman will be Bob Hecht, current CEO of Century 21 Hecht Realty Inc. in Denver. Hecht will assist in providing awareness of what United Way does. “I didn’t realize what it supported at first,” Hecht said.…

Festival toys with romance, fun

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Joanne Norris smiles as she talks about her husband. Her eyes light up as she re-tells her story. She said the Renaissance Festival is where she discovered that he was the one. “He bought me a rose and I realized the attention that he paid me was different from a…