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Precision expansion approved

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit, which allows Precision Performance Parts to expand its facility. Precision will manufacture sealants, adhesives and polyurethane prepolymers on South Industrial Park Road in Ironton Township. The business has been operating at 315 Motz Avenue in Lincolnton since 1998. Last month, the Lincoln County…

State budget may affect Lincoln County parks

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Competition for a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant just got tougher. The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill that trimmed $8.5 million from the state program and transferred it into the general fund to balance the 2011 budget. For PARTF grant applicants, including Lincoln County, chances…

Meeting to focus on donating local produce to ministries

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension office hopes to encourage farmers and gardeners to donate fresh produce to local ministries. “Especially with the economy the way it is, there is a big need,” said Kevin Starr, director of Cooperative Extension. Starr’s office will host a meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday in the…

Around Town 3/2/2011

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ABC BOARD The ABC Board meets 12 noon today in the conference room of the ABC store, Stanford Drive in Lincolnton. This meeting is open to the public. CITY COUNCIL The Lincolnton City Council will not meet for its regularly scheduled first Thursday of the month meeting, but will instead…

Around Town 2/28/2011

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CHARTER SCHOOL Lincoln Charter School is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications are accepted year-round, with kindergarten openings filled by a lottery process. The deadline for applications to be included in the 2011-2012 lottery is today. Questions may be directed to registrarden@lincolncharter.org. ADJUSTMENT BOARD The Lincoln County…

Seagle, Shumard Wedding

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Stacey Connaree Seagle and Christopher Roger Shumard were married on November 5, 2010. Rev. Chris Orr officiated at the 5 p.m. candlelight service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton. Stacey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Seagle, III of Iron Station. She is the granddaughter of Mr.…

50th anniversary

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Carrol and Ann Goodson of Maiden were married Jan. 21, 1961 in Alexis, N.C. at the home of the Rev. McClure. They are the parents of Todd Goodson and wife Jeanna of Maiden and Christie Moza and husband Rich of Newton. A celebration was hosted in the couple’s honor Jan.…

Notable News

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Luke Brake won the American Legion District 22 Oratorical Contest and the American Legion Division V Oratorical Contest. He will participate in a state-wide competition Saturday in Rocky Mount. He is a home-schooled student who is sponsored by the Denver American Legion Post 455.…

Economist: Recovery here, but road is long

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The economy may be out of a recession, but still has a long way to go to get back on track, according to an economics professor who addressed local business leaders last week. Dr. Harry Davis, a professor of banking and economics with the North Carolina Bankers Association, gave an…

Farmer’s market shelter named for Martin

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The volunteer coordinator of the Lincolnton Farmers Market will soon sit under a shelter named after him. “It was all about recognizing his contributions,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Giles Martin has coordinated the market for five years. A shelter was erected for the market…