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Cozort, Spears Engagement

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Sandra Marie Cozort and Dustin Phillip Spears announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sandra is the daughter of Donnie and Cynthia Cozort of Lenoir. She is attending Southwestern Community College. Dustin is the son of Doug and Janet Spears of Maiden. He is attending Western Carolina University and is currently…

Notable News

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Daughters of the American Revolution Jacob Forney Chapter have announced the following American History Contests Winners: Union Elementary student Carson A. Warlick, daughter of Mike and Donna Warlick, Lincolnton Middle School student Patrick Hance, son of Mike and Patti Hance, Lincolnton Middle School student Andrew W. Cromer, son of John…

Mathcounts winners

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East Lincoln Middle school`s Mathcounts Team finished first place in the Regional Mathcounts Competition Feb. 8 in Hickory. There were 217 individual students participating. East Lincoln Middle had five members finish in the top 20. Brett Shanklin ranked 18th, Jaxson Floberg ranked 11th, Addie Ballard ranked 8th, Bryce Rolles ranked…

Fritts brings alphabetical photos to LEDA display

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Framed photos of the words “Explore, Discover, Learn” and “Live, Work Play” hang on the walls of Lincoln Economic Development Association. Look a little closer, and you’ll see the letters are created from dandelion puffs, benches, ladders, barbed wire and more. “That’s the whole purpose of it — look at…

LTN wins two press awards

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The North Carolina Press Association recently honored outstanding work in journalism, handing out awards to newspapers across the state. The Lincoln Times-News received accolades in two categories at a ceremony last week in Chapel Hill, competing in the circulation division with the largest non-daily newspapers in the state. Lincoln County’s…

Carowinds to hire 2,100 for season

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FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Carowinds is preparing to hire 2,100 employees as the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line prepares for its 39th season. The Herald of Rock Hill reports the theme park plans to hold a job fair at the park Saturday. Those seeking to…

Around Town 2/18/2011

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CAR RAFFLE The Southern Piedmont Basketball tournament championship game will be Friday at Lincolnton High School. During this game, a raffle will be held. Ten lucky people will be drawn for a chance to make 2 shots that cover the length of the floor. The winner will receive a car…

Porky’s serving up food at former Sonic site

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Think you’ve got the biggest appetite in Lincoln County? If so, perhaps you should try the Buck Buster, a burger with four 14-ounce patties and all the trimmings, at Porky’s BBQ and Drive-in. Anyone who can finish off the big burger receives a free T-shirt. Many people have devoured the…

Steele reopens Denver eatery as Paw Paw’s

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Jeffrey Steele has closed The Naked Oyster Co., but reopened the space as Paw Paw’s Unique Southern Dining to create a more family-oriented restaurant. The change took place this past December. A wall was added to separate the dining area from the bar, dubbed Mee Maw’s Saloon. The new menu…

Educator returns to childhood home

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A native of Iron Station, Thelma Davidson Adair, 90, has met President John F. Kennedy, worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr., traveled to 115 countries, taught at several universities and now lives in the middle of Harlem working full-time educating youth. She came back to Lincoln County to celebrate her…