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Lincolnton Goodwill store to mark 10th anniversary

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Lincolnton retail store and the Lincoln County Job Connection Saturday. The celebration will feature an anniversary sale with 30 percent off donated items at the Lincolnton store. In addition, a special celebration will take place from 9…

Manager recommends water, sewage tax cuts for relief

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Water and sewer tax cuts could come by June in a move that would keep cash in the pockets of many east Lincoln County utility customers. Newly hired County Manager George Wood recommended to commissioners dropping the amount customers within the East Lincoln Water and Sewer District pay now from…

2 more charged in break-ins

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Authorities made two more arrests in connection with a number of break-ins that occurred over a seven- month period. The rash of break-ins occurred between September 2007 and March 2008 near Cat Square Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Clinton Andrew Barnes, 16,…

East Lincoln Relay for Life concert not allowed this year

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In one of his final lessons at East Lincoln High School, senior Chase Gorowski is learning the hard way about the power and pitfalls of music. The 18-year-old band student and Interact Club president is the latest young-adult to take on a tradition at the school: raising critical cash for…

County likely to give YMCA four acres

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County commissioners gave preliminary approval Monday to donate four acres adjacent to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln in Lincolnton to the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The undeveloped land next to the hospital parking lot on Gamble Drive would serve as an expansion of the Lincolnton YMCA facility. If approved, the site would…

Community Calendar

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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…