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Store’s employees robbed

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Lincolnton Police officials said employees were robbed outside the Dollar Tree store on 644 Center Drive at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Two employees were leaving the store with the day’s deposits when they were approached by two black men. “They had bandanas on their faces and one had a rifle,”…

Senior staying young helping others find jobs

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Sara Ratchford, regional assistant for the Senior Community Service Employment Program, is a big fan of National Employ Older Workers Week. “We want to focus attention on older workers and the need for them to be employed,” she said. Ratchford, who spends her own work finding employment for older workers,…

Lincolnton gets voluntary restrictions

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As of Monday, the City of Lincolnton will be under voluntary water restrictions for the first time since the region began suffering from severe drought. Residents are urged to comply with the city’s guidelines during this Stage One Water Condition. Car washing should be kept to a minimum, and individuals…

Methodist Church’s Friday night initiative grows

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Anyone who grows up in a small town knows there isn’t much for teenagers to do on a Friday night. And most of the things they can get into aren’t necessarily going to keep them out of trouble. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford is changing that for…

Telling stories

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Story time at the West Lincoln Branch Library was a lively affair Thursday morning. Above, Jaden Canipe, David Wesson, Betsy Duncan and Daniel Wesson sing songs and wave ribbons. Below, Stephanie Osbourne, a children’s librarian, reads books about fall to the children. Later on, she helped the children create trees…

Raising funds for foster kids

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There are a record number of children in foster care in Lincoln County right now. On Sunday, Oct. 14, you can do something to put a smile on their faces. United Way of Lincoln County, WoodMill Winery, Trick 1 Customs and Sunrise Rotary-Lincolnton are sponsoring an event called the “Fostering…

Talented trio sparks West Lincoln High’s Rebels

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Entering the season, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover didn`t know how he was going to replace Chase Harbinson and Logan Scronce in the backfield. Harbinson rushed for 1,181 yards, while Scronce finished just 66 yards shy of 1,000. While Hoover`s concerns were warranted, the senior trio of Jordan Leonhardt,…

Students quiz superintendent

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The superintendent of Lincoln County Schools faced three hard-nosed reporters Thursday morning. “The beads of sweat were forming on my forehead,” said David Martin, who talked with three fifth-grade students at Union Elementary School Thursday morning. Their questions included “In your childhood life did you ever think you would be…

Art competition winners named

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. Ginny Boyd of Denver won first prize with her mixed-media entry “Up in Smoke.” Lynn Dermott of Denver earned second and third prizes with her mixed-media entries “Quilt of Days” and “Tulips.” Laraine…

Around Town 9/26/2007

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CHURCH SINGING Adam Beard will be singing at Sharon Baptist Church, N.C. 73, Iron Station, Saturday at 7 p.m. REUNION The 17th annual McMurry reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton. Friends and family are urged to attend. Those attending are…