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Music director stepping down

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After nearly three decades of directing choirs, coordinating Wonderful Wednesdays and Music Together, and serving in multiple other capacities, Peggy Buckner is stepping down. Twenty-six years after accepting the position of director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, Buckner plans to retire in May. But she’s going out…

Residents give opinions at planning meeting

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More open and usable space; better standards and access for neighborhoods, roads and streets. These were some of the major themes voiced by residents in three countywide meetings on planning held in mid-October. Their purpose was aimed at helping craft a new law, a Unified Development Ordinance, that will determine…

Long-time members saluted at annual NAACP banquet

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The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP hosted its annual Sam and Annie Biggers’ Scholarship Banquet Saturday evening. Scholarships were awarded to two college students from Lincoln County. The first recipient, Anthony Farley is a Lincolnton High School alumnus who now attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

Airport terminal funding sought

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Turbyfill keeps it in the family

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For Larry Turbyfill of Turbyfill True Value/Just Ask Rental, business is a family affair. “I came back to the family business about a year ago,” said Turbyfill of the Denver business his father Joe founded with brother Earl 32 years ago. A native of east Lincoln, Turbyfill says he worked…

Around Town 10/24/2007

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HEALTH/ SAFETY FAIR The West Lincoln Health and Safety Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Messiah United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 27 W. There will be flu shots. Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will do lab work including blood sugar checks, cholesterol check and the…

New director named

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The new director of the Lincoln Cultural Center is happy support and promote the arts, but she’s not one to participate. “I am not an artist,” said Stacy Bryant, executive director of the Cultural Center. “I can’t draw a straight line.” Bryant does, however, have an extensive work background in…

64th Reunion

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Arrest those boys!

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Commissioners bickering over safety committee

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Commissioners are trading barbs over how to conduct a committee charged with forming the county’s future emergency services. Commissioner Marie Moore called the group “biased,” and guilty of promoting agendas. She may also put forth her own plan. Lincoln County Commission Chairman Tom Anderson wrote a sternly-worded two-page letter to…