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Coming Up

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n BBQ and baby kissing: The East Lincoln Betterment Association will host its election forum on Sept. 25 in anticipation of the upcoming Nov. 4 general election. Commissioner and congressional candidates are scheduled to take questions. North Carolina gubernatorial candidates may also attend depending on their schedules. Before the politicking…

One-Stop Voting begins on Oct. 16

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Absentee ballots and One-Stop Voting centers are set to begin this month and continue in October for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Elections. The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms beginning Monday until Oct. 28. To request a ballot, either write or stop by the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms Monday and will distribute the forms until Oct. 28. To request a ballot, either write or stop by the elections office at 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Call (704) 736-8480. One-Stop early…

High Shoals VFD receives $4,717 grant from state

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Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Jim Long announces the awarding of a grant in the amount of $4,717.21 to the High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department. The grant comes to High Shoals VFD through the 2008 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. The funds will be…

E. Lincoln attracts health care providers

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The battle for east Lincoln County’s emerging and lucrative health care market may be on the verge of entering a new chapter. Healthcare provider giants such as Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Inc., as well as area hospitals in Lincolnton, Huntersville and Mooresville, for years have jockeyed to tap into…

Crosland plan to be subject of public hearing

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In the next few years, a proposed 90-acre business hub called the Bridgewater could set the stage for a dramatic transformation at the future intersection of N.C. 150 and the new N.C. 16. What happens in the next few weeks, however, will shape the massive project and determine if it…

Around Town 9/10/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Triangle puts emphasis on butcher shop

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A business selling everything from gasoline to filet mignon has served the community for more than 60 years. The Triangle Food Mart and Cafй, located at 1298 N.C. 16 N., functions as a service station, butcher shop, general store and restaurant. After acquiring the business in 1986, Barbara Phillips and…

Grand opening.

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Hill’s Chapel, school form partnership

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A partnership with a local church has caused much excitement at Catawba Springs Elementary. “Our church wanted to become more involved in the community and thought that we should [start] with the schools,” Kristen Edwards, director of family ministries for Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, said. “This is the first…