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Marching in memory of Martin Luther King

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A crowd made of citizens old and young, black and white took to Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, a parade was held on the holiday, but due to a lack of participation, organizers canceled it. Lincolnton High School’s marching…

Youth remember King

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R.J. Lattimore from Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church (above) sings a selection at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Youth Program, which was held Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Below, members of New Providence Full Gospel Teen Choir take their turn on the stage. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Web site helps fight drunk, drugged drivers

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A new Web site will act as a resource in fighting drunk and drugged driving. The Institute for Behavior and Health launched StopDruggedDriving.org in December to coincide with National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty fully supports this new resource and has added the link…

Lincoln Times-News revamps Shoreline efforts

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After 45 years of trying to unify the east and west sides of Lincoln County from a Lincolnton-based office, the Lincoln Times-News is moving east. In this new attempt, an office will be open at 4317-A N.C. 16 in Denver with a fulltime reporter and advertising representative. Jerry Leedy, Times-News…

All agree: N.C. 16 is the key

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It’s one o’clock on a week day at a packed Stacey’s Restaurant in Denver. Jan and Jim Ledford sit down to a familiar scene. As 25-year residents, the retired couple has watched the two-lane N.C. 16 outside the windows of the iconic eatery for years. More and more frequently, strange…

Lowe’s development request could change Denver plans

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Soon after opening a store in Lincoln County, Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. is eyeing 23 acres on N.C. 150, not far from the northeast Catawba-Lincoln County line. The public will have its first chance to give its opinion on the proposed 178,000-square-foot development Jan. 28 at a meeting of the…

ShoreLine — Around Town

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SAT tests College entrance SAT exams will be held 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the two story building on the East Lincoln High School campus. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. Board meeting Lincoln County Charter School board members meet for a public board meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at East…

ELAC head focuses on N.C. 16

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Denver machine shop owner, Bud Tschudin, is the new chairman of the East Lincoln Area Council. From strengthening ties between business groups to better managing growth, the 61-year-old New York state native said he is planning several accomplishments during his tenure at the eastern arm of the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of…

Around Town 1/23/2008

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BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the East Campus. For more information, contact Robin Harwood at (704) 483-6611. OPEN HOUSE Lincolnton High School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the new gymnasium. Following a brief meeting, parents will…

Menagerie pays visit to church

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Tonight at Denver Baptist Church, people might be saying, “It’s a jungle in there.” Dan Breeding of Creatures of Creation, a ministry that uses animals to discuss creation and other elements of the Bible, will bring his menagerie to the church for a 6:30 p.m. program. According to Jeff Cornette,…