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LCCA seeks members

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The Lincoln County Concert Association has announced a season line-up that includes guitarists, a cellist, comedians and Siberians playing glass. “They’re great artists,” said Rosemary Hubbard, co-publicity chair for the organization. The 2008-09 season doesn’t kick off until September, but the organization’s membership drive is in full gear. Memberships range…

50th anniversary

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Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…

Water line crack floods intersection

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A six-inch hairline crack in an underground water main is responsible for grinding traffic and many businesses to a halt near the county’s busiest intersection for much of the day Tuesday, according to officials. The leak was discovered at approximately 8 a.m. by construction crews widening N.C. 16 a few…

Rock Springs class’ book wins award

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Not only is Rock Springs Elementary School home to several classes of published authors; one of those classes won a national award for its book. First-grade teacher Shanti Ammen used the book, “If I Were President…” as a writing exercise and submitted it to Nationwide Learning, which publishes books written…

Preserve America designations

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Community Connection set at Hill’s Chapel

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If you are trying to figure out what to do Memorial Day weekend, check out the Community Connection. Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host the first annual event May 25. It’s a way for the community to get together and just have fun, said Kristen Edwards, event coordinator. The…

Two men charged in theft from trailers

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Authorities arrested two people in connection with the larceny of 302 cabinets and sinks from two RSI tractor trailers. Manuel Salgado, 43, Maiden, is charged with two felony counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities have also charged Bryner Alberto Hernandez-Chavez, 24, Lincolnton, with possession…

Engineer, DOT rep talk about N.C. 16, 73 changes

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Improvements should be coming to the busy N.C. 16-N.C. 73 intersection in Denver, says Dan Grissom, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Grissom and Jackie McSwain, another DOT representative, were guest speakers at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, held May 7 at the…

Maiden to hold party for 125th

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An image of cake and presents may come to mind when hearing the word “birthday.” The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment Saturday with not your usual party. The birthday celebration will include food, games, music, and a vintage costume contest, said Jeremy Stiles, chairman for…