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Westside Dollar General gets approval from county

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved a request that will bring Dollar General to Howard’s Creek Township. On Monday, Commissioners unanimously approved the request from Piedmont Companies of Lincolnton. The store 91,000-square-foot store will sit at the corner of West N.C. 27 and Cat Square Road. Piedmont will also purchase some additional…

Schools kick off kindergarten registration

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Kindergarten registration has kicked off for Lincoln County Schools. Between now and March 5, parents must register their children at their future schools. “We’re just looking forward to having the new upcoming kindergarten students,” said Glenda Walker, elementary director for Lincoln County Schools. “And our kindergartens are absolutely a great…

Students raise funds for Haitian children

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The students in Regina Young’s class at Norris Childers Elementary School may only be in the third grade, but they understand that something terrible happened in Haiti, and they wanted to do what they could to help. “They’re very concerned,” Young said. “They’ve seen a lot of things on TV…

Local church members give hands-on support

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The Hope for Haiti Orphanage has a 10-year history with Lincoln County and since Haiti’s recent earthquake, the connection has grown stronger. “Once you go, you’re never the same,” said Scott Mann, pastor of New Vision Ministries in Lincolnton. Mann made his fourth trip to the orphanage in Ouanaminthe, Haiti…

Senior pottery show on display through March 12 at Lincoln Cultural Center

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The clay creations of Lincoln County seniors are now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “This is really special because it’s introducing them to art,” said Marti Hovis, director of the Lincoln County Senior Center. “Some of them have never experienced pottery before.” Seniors had the opportunity to take…

Around Town 2/19/2010

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CANCELLED As of today, Wayne’s Second Friday Feasts have been canceled. BARBECUE BENEFIT Faith Baptist Church, located on Old Plank Road in Iron Station, will have a barbecue to benefit Mary Scercy today. For more information or to pre-order, call Cindy or Guy Ballard at (704) 735-9689 or (704) 309-6105.…

Church Activities

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FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will have a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Takeout orders will be available. KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a Kidz Klub from 6-8 p.m. this evening for children age 3 to 5th grade.…

Lane reclaims lead in Iron Station

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A familiar face is back at Al Lane Motorsports. Al Lane, who originally opened the business 33 years ago, has returned. He took ownership of the Iron Station business earlier this month. Last year, Lane sold the business, but the arrangement did not work out, and he decided to repurchase…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…