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Emo serving as ambassador of chamber for this quarter

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Eileen Emo has only been involved with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce since January, but she’s already making an impact. Emo, director of business development for Servpro in Denver, was recently named the chamber’s Ambassador of the Quarter. Chamber ambassadors’ duties include serving as mentors for new members, attending…

Schools organize supply collections

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During the month of August, Communities in Schools, in conjunction with WSOC of Charlotte and regional Food Lion stores, will be conducting the School Tools drive. The collaboration will collect school supplies at sites throughout the county. Billy Marsh, executive director of CIS of Lincoln County, said everything donated in…

Youth take on demons, drugs and alcohol

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Tonight at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, a group of kids will turn into demons, drug users and alcohol abusers. And they hope other area teens will come to watch it all go down. It’s all part of “The Altar Chronicles,” a series of skits they’ll perform as part of West…

Softball tournament draws crowd

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West Lincoln Optimist Park was crowded with vans and buses this past week as girls from across the state came to play in the North Carolina Dixie State Softball Tournament. This is the second year the park has hosted the event. “We did such a good job hosting it two…

Storm causes damage, but animals survive

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Scott and Lori Wren of Crouse were having a nice supper in downtown Lincolnton when a storm hit their home Tuesday night. Driving back, they knew it was rainy, but they didn’t realize the extent of the damage until they pulled into their driveway. “When we saw the roof, we…

Fallston farmer simply loves to grow

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Loyd Lewis has been farming all his life, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love it,” he said. “I guess it’s in my blood.” Lewis, who owns a farm in Fallston just past the Lincoln County border, grew up farming with his father. He was one of…

80th birthday

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Drama depicts real-life scenarios

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Last year, hundreds of people’s lives were changed at New Vision Ministries’ “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” a live drama depicting several real-life scenarios and their potential eternal consequences. This year, the Rev. Scott Mann, pastor of New Vision, hopes the event will have a similar outcome. “This is the…

Apple Queen overcame adversity

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Queen had a very difficult time at her Apple Festival debut. Earlier that morning, her father had suffered a brainstem stroke and had been rushed to the hospital. “That was the most challenging part – worrying,” said Rachel Cochran, the outgoing Apple Queen. Despite the…

Lincoln County plans seminar on foreclosures

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Lincoln County will hold a free foreclosure seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Lincolnton at the James Warren Citizen Center. Housing and financial experts will be available to assist those with questions or concerns about foreclosure which have risen dramatically in Lincoln County and nationwide in recent…