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50th Wedding Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Whiteside celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 25. They are the parents of three daughters: Melanie McLeod, Amy Dellinger and Tina Philemon. They have six grandchildren. Family and friends celebrated the anniversary with a reception at the Whiteside’s home in Iron Station.…

Chamber endorses proposal to put defibrillators in vehicles

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce voted Monday to endorse a plan to equip lifesaving defibrillators into each county law enforcement vehicle. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincolnton Police are reportedly some of the few law enforcement agencies in the region to not have the machines in their cars. Defibrillators…

Fire burns three acres

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60th Anniversary

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Opening Up Ceremonial Cut

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Water transfer rules won`t impact Lincoln – right now

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State rules making water transfers more difficult between basins will not impact Lincoln County or Lincolnton – for now, at least. Gov. Mike Easley signed into law a bill Aug. 31 that will add years to efforts to transfer water between cities and counties in North Carolina, a response to…

Commissioners to hear zone requests

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Tonight’s Lincoln County Commissioners meeting will include a public hearing on zoning at 6:30 p.m. Public hearings on zoning will include applicant Patricia Fea regarding a request to rezone 1.7 acres from residential suburban to conditional use neighborhood business. The applicant requests to allow the operation of a catering hall…

Extension officials set information meetings

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Cooperative Extension officials have organized a series of informational meetings for area farmers to help cope with the ongoing drought. The first will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the North Brook Community Center on N.C. 274 North of Cherryville beside the North Brook Water Tower. The session will target…

Around Town 9/10/2007

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FRESH START The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will present a program entitled “Legal Issues of Interest to Singles Over 60” at 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Chruch Family Life Center, 190 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. There is no charge for attending the event.…

Tiny Tinkerbell is a big heartwarmer

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Each year, the most popular event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. is the Ugliest Dog Contest. If there were a Smallest Dog Contest, the winner would surely be from right here in Lincoln County. Her name is Shirley’s Tiny Tinkerbell, aka “Tink,” and she’s a teacup Yorkshire terrier…