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105th birthday

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Sallie Mae Parker’s 105th birthday was celebrated with a party Wednesday at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. Above, she reads a card given to her by her nephew. Left, she plays Chinese Checkers with her sister, Paulene Turner, who visits her every day. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 12/21/2007

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CENTER HOURS The Lincoln Cultural Center and Gift Shop will be open extended hours this weekend. The Center will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by to grab last minute Christmas gifts, tour the Museum of History or view the work of local artist…

Seasons readings

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Christmas will be in summer for new Habitat house owner

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The holidays will be here soon for all of us, but for one Lincoln County resident, a second Christmas should arrive by summer. Tomeka Dunbar and her two sons will have a home of their own in a few months thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. The organization…

Lincoln levies fines for violations of drought limits

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Lincoln County officials assessed approximately $6,500 in fines to residents for using irrigation systems during drought restrictions, according to county officials. Lincoln County Public Utilities Director Steve Gilbert said Monday approximately 160 letters were sent out to customers with irrigation meters who registered more than a 1,000 gallons a month.…

Charges made in traffic stops

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Numerous charges were filed during a Dec. 15 traffic stop conducted by the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities charged 65 people for various traffic and criminal offenses at Maiden Highway and the intersection of Clarks Creek Road and Bethel Church Road, said Deputy Larry Ingle of…

Fire Department gets grant

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A volunteer fire department in northern Lincoln County was awarded a $77,000 grant last week, the latest in a series of awards by the Department of Homeland Security. North 321 Volunteer Fire Department serves residents and Lincoln County Industrial Park. It is the second consecutive year the department received money…

Volunteer of the year

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Creative plans coming together for writer

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Shawn Cooper doesn’t live in her parents’ house. She just writes there. The Denver resident says she gets inspiration from the nearly 100-year-old lakefront home owned by her father, Judge Dean Black, and mother Bobbie Black, a potter. “We’re planning on having a 100-year-old party when it gets there,” said…

Collecting for Crisis Pregnancy

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