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CLUBS, GROUPS Chamber networking lunch The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7 at the East Lincoln Community Center. Speakers will include Department of Transportation officials Mike Holder and Jackie McSwain. Cost is $11 for members and guests and…

Festival begins Friday

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The 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner. “The festival is always a lot of fun for everyone in this community,” said Diana Beam, assistant director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce. “We had over 10,000 people attend last year.” The two-day event will have music, games,…

Coming Up…

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n Vote early! East Lincoln County residents can vote early for the first time without trekking to Lincolnton. Voting will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the May 6 primaries at the East Lincoln Community/Recreation Center (8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver). It will also be available…

Lincolnton High presents Broadway musical Friday

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At Lincolnton High School, “‘Grease’ is the word,” and the work of several weeks will culminate in four performances of the hit Broadway musical beginning Friday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday in the performance hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Sheriff pushes expansion in east Lincoln

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty is pushing for changes to keep up with growth and the crime that goes with it in east Lincoln County. Adding deputies, altering patrol patterns, tweaking policing strategies and educating the public are all agenda items Daugherty said he hopes to accomplish in the coming…

Shoreline – Medical center to open doors on Thursday

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June Smith-Hartness didn’t realize how quickly her dreams would come true after breaking open a fortune cookie. “My fortune said that I would soon be a business owner,” said Smith-Hartness, physician assistant and owner of Hartness Medical Center. “I laughed and then thought that the idea really was possible.” The…

Catching a bus catches on

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Barbara Shenberger’s sport utility vehicle went in the shop for a week, forcing the Wachovia technology supervisor to board a bus for the first time last year. She quickly found out she didn’t miss sitting in the driver’s seat. Each weekday commute is now a ritual of numbers: The 88x…

Students taught about fruits, veggies

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Healthy living is now part of the third-grade curriculum at G.E. Massey Elementary School. Melinda Houser, an agent with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, has been teaching three classes about the importance of exercise and the value of eating fruits and vegetables. “The goal is to teach them nutrition,” said…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should east Lincoln County residents vote for or against the $44.6 million school bond on May 6? Juanita Broome, Westport: “With them raising our property values, I don’t think they should raise them any more. I think it’s going to depend a lot on how they vote on our future…

Egg-cellent

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