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50th anniversary

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Ronald and Carolyn Stephens of Denver celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Nov. 23. They were married Nov. 23, 1957 in York, S.C. A celebration will be held Saturday at Highland Drive Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Their children are Ronnie Stephens of Iron Station, Cathy Kasem of Denver and Brian Stephens…

60th anniversary

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Lincolnton looks at Rail-Trail grant

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Lincolnton may qualify for a $75,000 grant to extend the city’s recreational Rail-Trail. After years of seeking funding, Lincolton’s Planning Director Steve Gurley said the city has located a state grant offered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The funds would go to purchase public right-of-way property. “It’s…

Lincolnton takes on holiday atmosphere

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As the annual Christmas parade draws nearer, downtown Lincolnton begins to seem like an old carol: “city sidewalks dress in holiday style, and in the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas.” The parade festivities will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, when more than 100 parade units will line up at…

Marine commission concerned about low level of Lake Norman

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Low-water levels were the main topic at a brief meeting of the Lake Norman Marine Commission, held Monday night at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville. A representative from Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation expressed concerns about the drought’s effect on an FLW fishing tournament scheduled for April at…

Around Town 11/21/2007

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YARD SALE A yard sale to benefit the Humane Society of Lincoln County will be held from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday at the intersection of N.C. 150 E. and Lee Lawing Road in Pumpkin Center. CLASS REGISTRATION Students wishing to take courses in Gaston College’s Economic and Workforce division…

Cutting the ribbon

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Sheriff offers advice for holiday shoppers

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers consumer tips on being safe during the holiday season. More criminal activity occurs because crowds are larger and stores have extended hours, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty said. SHOPPING SAFETY n A person should never shop alone. A single shopper is the best target…

Minter speaks at annual Y breakfast

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Retired pro-football player Mike Minter doesn’t believe in coincidences. The former Panthers safety spoke at the YMCA Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast this morning, and he believes that God meant him to meet every person he met there. Minter speaks at similar functions frequently and said he usually receives about 50 business…

Commissioners to seek grant for new park

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Lincoln County Commissioners gave a rough reception Monday to plans for a new $2 million park along Lake Norman. Commissioners approved steps to seek a $500,000 state grant with an application deadline of Jan. 31. However, they balked at seeking the majority of funding, $1.6 million in state loans, to…