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Carlton wants county to extend more services eastward

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Commissioner Bruce Carlton Monday requested that Lincoln County study ways to bring increased services to its eastern area. As part of a planned review of resources, county officials will launch an inquiry as to what services are feasible and where they could be located in the area. Carlton suggested possibly…

Extraordinaires set for Alive After Five

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The Extraordinaires will play downtown Lincolnton at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 as part of the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series. This up-and-coming band is presented by Tindall’s Professional Photography and Apple Realty. The band’s “extraordinary” set list includes such hits as “Brown Eyed Girl,” “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” “My…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What impact do you think Wal-Mart and Lowe’s have had on east Lincoln County since they opened?” Gene Stallings, Westport: “I have shopped at both big-box stores, but I still shop at the local hardware stores too, so I don’t think it’s devastating them. I hope not. Traffic has been…

Vale man freed on bond after marijuana charges

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A Lincoln County man is out on bond after narcotics investigators seized more than 70 pounds of marijuana plants from a property on Reeps Grove Church Road. Travis Eugene Hull, 42, Vale, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, manufacturing a controlled substance and trafficking in marijuana, authorities said. More…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms Monday. The forms will be available 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…

Animals in foster care; ‘Noah’s Ark’ comes to end

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The largest animal seizure operation in Lincoln County history is coming to an end as the nearly 400 animals taken Aug. 26 from a Denver residence have been placed in foster care. Lincoln County Animal Services Director Jack Kerley said the final cost of the massive operation has not been…

Grand Opening

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Schools’ revised transfer policy could change ability to appeal

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The families of Lincoln County students denied transfers may no longer be able to appeal to the Lincoln County Board of Education. “I don’t know why we need any kind of appeals or anything. It’s our job to set the policy right,” said Carl Robinson, a board member. “Then we…

Fire marshal blames blaze on home stove

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A fire that destroyed a Swing Trail residence Sunday is believed to have been caused by a stove. “It appears that when the homeowner left his residence, he forgot to turn off the stove. And whatever he was cooking caused the place to go up in flames,” Mike Futrell, fire…

Around Town 9/17/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oakgrove Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The community center is located next to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. BUILDING NETWORKS The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston…