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Around Town 12/12/2007

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BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincolnton Campus, 133 Eagle’s Nest Road, Lincolnton. For more information, call Robin Harwood at the Denver campus at (704) 483-6611. PASTOR VISITS The Rev. Franklin Lowery and the Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church…

Grand opening

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Lions Club hosts party for the blind

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The Lincolnton Lions Club gave Lincoln County’s visually impaired a gift of food and fellowship Saturday afternoon at its annual Christmas Party for the Blind. “It’s a way of letting them know other people care,” said Jimmie Bowers, treasurer of the club. The party took place at the Lincoln County…

Exhibit opens, gala celebrates the arts

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Cat Square cutie

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Burning ban enforced, Lincoln fire marshal says

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Violating the countywide burning ban could become costlier as officials said they are cracking down on offenders. Months into the ban, which prohibits any type of outdoor burning except in very rare cases, fire and forestry officials said they are seeing an increase in residents burning leaves and other materials…

Helping Hands director sees job as opportunity

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With a new director onboard and its second-largest, one-time grant pending, Lincoln County’s only free adult health clinic, Helping Hands, is beginning a new chapter in its five-year history. Ann Kyles, educated in accounting and the daughter of late commissioner James Warren, attended her first meeting as the new director…

Artist gearing up for own studio

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Laurie Bostian has only lived in Lincolnton for three months, but she’s already become a fixture. She’s the one sitting in the window at 105 E. Main St., painting barefoot. Plenty of locals have noticed her sitting in the window of Personal Artist Studio and Gallery. And soon, Bostian hopes,…

Timken promises to match $150,000 for Charter School

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If Lincoln Charter School is able to raise $150,000 by September, the Timken Foundation of Canton will donate another $150,000 to the school. Volunteer parent Cindy Riley wrote the grant to the foundation, requesting funds to update science and technology facilities at the middle and high schools. “The Timken Foundation…

Electronic mapping approved

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County Commissioners approved a $290,000 contract to electronically map Lincoln County’s 375 miles of underground sewer and water lines. From manhole covers to piping, valves and meters, every inch of both systems is to be mapped using a Geographic Information System (GIS), Lincoln officials said. While many critical water and…