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Fortenbery recovers from robbery and back surgery

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Around Christmas 2006, Bart Fortenbery’s plan of releasing a CD of his music was derailed when his Cherryville business, Apple Lane Music, was robbed. Now, a little more than a year later, Fortenbery’s plans are back on track and his CD has become a reality. “I’ve been working on it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Lincolnton Station nears completion

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Lincolnton Station, one of the largest plaza developments in Lincolnton, is scheduled for completion by April 1. A fitness studio, retail stores and an eatery are expected to open at the East Main Street location, said Mark Mahoney, development associate with York Development Group. “We already have two tenants lined…

Coming Up

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n When a leader speaks: N.C. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Lew Ebert, is scheduled to kick off Lincoln Economic Development Association’s new seminar series, Feb. 26. Dubbed the Lincoln Leader Series, speakers such as Ebert will help the county’s largest employers gain a state and national perspective on…

DDA hands out recognition awards

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The Downtown Development Association presented its annual Main Street Gala and Better Downtown Awards Friday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center. A number of local residents and businesses were honored at the event, which is designed to recognize individuals and companies that have made positive contributions to the life of…

Price Is Right

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Around Town 2/11/2008

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FLUTE CONCERT The flutist Galen will perform and lecture at 12 noon and perform with his band at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Center Cafeteria, Dallas Campus. The evening concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (704) 922-6200. AARP MEETING Lincoln County AARP Chapter…

For author, writing is a release

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Daemeon Night wasn’t always a writer. In fact, he wasn’t always Daemeon Night. The 25-year-old Lincoln County native was born Brian Riley. He adopted Daemeon Night as a pen name when he wrote “And So it Begins,” a fantasy fiction novel he recently had published. And Night says he’s just…

Daugherty looks back after one year as Lincoln sheriff

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A month after Tim Daugherty became sheriff, Deputy Lawana Morton was fatally shot in her Iron Station home. “It’s a huge burden to ask your people to go out and put their lives on the line,” he said. As he sat behind a wooden desk, Daugherty pondered his biggest accomplishment…

Rotary recognizes essay winners

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Three Lincoln County sixth-graders were recognized at last week’s Lincolnton Rotary meeting for their award-winning essays. Ben Sprinkle, Olivia Sain and Tanner Reynolds were recognized for their entries in the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation Essay Contest, which Rotary has sponsored for 30 years. “The main purpose,” Rick McSwain, director…