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LCHA promotes This Place Matters Project

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The Lincoln County Historical Association wants to know what place matters to you. “It’s a low-maintenance program,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the association. “It’s something that we can throw out there to see if people have an interest in showing what matters to them in the community.” The…

State 4-H reaches 100 years

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North Carolina will celebrate 100 years of 4-H Oct. 3, and local alumni are invited to the party. “I want this to be a reunion of sorts for them and also an opportunity for our 4-Hers to learn history,” said April Dillon, a 4-H youth development extension agent. Lincoln County…

Breaking ground

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Community seeks to aid woman’s battling

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Tiffany Pratt seems just like any other normal 18-year-old. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her two dogs and spending time with her family, including several nieces and nephews. Pratt dreams of getting a college degree in business management and opening a business close to her Denver home.…

Mustangs coach: V-ball team shows confidence

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DENVER — Headed into her second year of coaching, East Lincoln head volleyball coach Stacy Possert said her team is more confident. Last season Possert was named the Mustangs coach, leading the team to a 16-7 overall record, a third place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference and a first-round…

Around Town 8/26/2009

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MT. VERNON REVIVAL Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iron Station will have their revival services 7 p.m. this evening. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Coleman of Hopers Chapel Baptist Church in Shelby. Everyone is welcome to attend. ALIVE AFTER FIVE The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton will…

Gymnastics school completes expansion

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy seems to keep growing and growing. Debi Taffi and Teresa Royko have a strong passion for gymnastics. Taffi, a competitive gymnast in California for 15 years, has been teaching gymnastics for more than 30 years. She earned an athletic scholarship to California Polytechnic University at Pomona,…

Jordan chairing state board

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Around Town 8/24/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. today at Crouse United Methodist Church. The following drives are also scheduled for this month: 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernethy Chevrolet; 2:30-7 P.M. Aug. 31 at Calvary Baptist Church and…

Author writes of love, loss

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When Dianne Wilson Elliott was 18, she picked up a pen and wrote a book. “I had a yearning to write, but naturally we have to get paying jobs,” she said. “I wrote a good bit and just kind of tossed it aside, and I moved it about 15 times…