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Around Town — 6-5-15

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Around town for June 5, 2015. FRIDAY Barbecue fundraiser Lincolnton High Band Boosters will hold a barbecue fundraiser at Hog Happenin’ from 5-10 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Cost is $8 per plate. SATURDAY Fish fry Greater Moore’s AME Zion, located at 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton will…

County office move nears RFQ stage

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The plan to move Lincoln County office buildings to the old hospital location on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton was approved by county commissioners two months ago. Now it appears the county may soon be able to advertise to bidders looking to partake in the project. County…

Donations raise $32k for LHS student

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Oscar Martinez is getting a new wheelchair. In fact, he’s getting two, for good measure. The Lincolnton High student, who graduated on Tuesday evening from the special education program, inspired his teachers and peers to start an internet-based campaign to raise money to buy him a…

Over the Mountain: Pool hall celebrates 50 years

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Half-century celebrations are always special. Birthdays, marriages and professional benchmarks are commemorated in many ways. On Monday, Mountain’s Pool Hall on West Water Street in Lincolnton celebrated its 50th anniversary. The business initially was located on the Court Square, beside where City Lunch is located now.…

City adopts $29.7 million budget

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An active public comment session, a closed session and a discussion regarding the preservation of a Lincolnton historical landmark highlighted the regular session for Lincolnton’s City Council on Thursday. A public hearing for comments on the proposed 2015-16 budget was on the agenda. City manager Jeff…

Historic depot to make way for splash park

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When First Federal Park opens sometime in late 2015, the “old depot” that occupied the plot on Poplar Street in downtown Lincolnton will be remembered by some and quickly forgotten by others. What is considered historic, worth saving and preserving lies in the eyes — and…

Obituaries — 6-5-15

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Obituaries for June 5, 2015 Joseph Daniel Grant STANLEY — Joseph Daniel Grant, age 30, of 5824 Cedar Brook Court in Stanley died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Craig Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Gary…

Business Spotlight: Skywalker Dealer Development

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Upon entry into Skywalker Dealer Development in Denver, one can be forgiven if they aren’t made immediately aware that this is a business that deals with aerial platforms. All man lifts and scissor lifts are low to the ground within the facility, and perhaps that’s symbolic…

Hog Happenin’

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Hog Happenin’ Schedule Image courtesy of KaAnSuli | Lincoln Times-News…

BALLARD: Meeting Don and Carmen Ormsby

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist When I met Don and Carmen Ormsby, I found them to be exceptionally friendly and very pleasant to be around. I started asking Don questions and found he was born in Jay, New York, near Lake Placid. He went to school at AuSable Forks High School.…