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Marching in memory of Martin Luther King

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A crowd made of citizens old and young, black and white took to Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, a parade was held on the holiday, but due to a lack of participation, organizers canceled it. Lincolnton High School’s marching…

Marching in memory of Martin Luther King

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A crowd made of citizens old and young, black and white took to Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, a parade was held on the holiday, but due to a lack of participation, organizers canceled it. Lincolnton High School’s marching…

Youth remember King

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R.J. Lattimore from Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church (above) sings a selection at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Youth Program, which was held Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Below, members of New Providence Full Gospel Teen Choir take their turn on the stage. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Web site helps fight drunk, drugged drivers

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A new Web site will act as a resource in fighting drunk and drugged driving. The Institute for Behavior and Health launched StopDruggedDriving.org in December to coincide with National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty fully supports this new resource and has added the link…

Lincoln Times-News revamps Shoreline efforts

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After 45 years of trying to unify the east and west sides of Lincoln County from a Lincolnton-based office, the Lincoln Times-News is moving east. In this new attempt, an office will be open at 4317-A N.C. 16 in Denver with a fulltime reporter and advertising representative. Jerry Leedy, Times-News…

Artist transforms trash to treasure

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It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For one local artist, that saying couldn’t be more true. Vickie Jo Franks, a Cleveland County folk artist, turns things others might dismiss as garbage into art. “It’s all recycled things,” Franks said of her materials-of-choice. Franks makes…

Officials view preliminary plans for N.C. 150

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Planning officials from Lincolnton, Cherryville and Lincoln and Gaston counties met recently to discuss very preliminary plans for changes to N.C. 150, and the public will have an opportunity to weigh in soon as well. Bill Duston of Centralina Council of Governments facilitated the meeting, helping city and county officials…

Around Town 1/21/2008

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SUPPORT GROUP The Caregivers Support Group will be meeting 4 p.m.Tuesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, located at 115 West Main St. in Lincolnton. A representative from Clerk of Court will be presenting a program on estate planning, wills and other legal matters. This program will be pertinent…

Backyard buddies opens

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