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Sheriff’s Department wins Best Dress uniform contest

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Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the “Kids and Cops” event in Forest City. The July 25 event was geared toward kids and their families. Forest City officials said the program allowed an opportunity for children and their parents to “learn about the different departments that…

Morrell widow extends her appreciation

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It’s been about a month since Farrell “Sack” Morrell lost his battle with brain cancer. Now his widow, Darlene Morrell, wants to let the community know how much she appreciates all the support she’s been given. “I just want to thank everybody for their prayers, their cards and their support,”…

Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles…

Around Town 8/1/2008

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LIONS CLUB Frances Coats, director of the McCune Center Assisted Living Center owned by the Lions of North Carolina, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club August meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan’s Steakhouse. Vice District Marti Hill also will be making an official visit. A short Board…

Southern Charms Wines opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Two families have opened a new store on Main Street in an effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur co-own Southern Charm Wines, a unique shop that specializes in wines and handcrafted gifts. “We were all at Myrtle Beach in November…

Apple Queen contestants announced

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors. A total of 15 girls will participate. “We have some really good contestants,”…

Diane’s Bakery makes variety of very sweet treats

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Children who go to the Lincoln County Farmers Market may not know baker Diane Hawkins’ name, but they sure know her merchandise. “I’m either ‘the cookie lady’ or ‘the muffin lady,’” Hawkins said of what her young customers call her. Hawkins runs Diane’s Bakery out of her certified kitchen in…

Housing workshop offers help

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More and more Lincoln County citizens are being faced with the possibility of losing their homes. According to Felicia Warlick, real estate agent, there are 84 pre-foreclosures in Lincoln County right now. “It’s sad. It’s just sad,” Warlick said. “I upsets me to see people in this situation.” Warlick and…

CMC gives scholarship to Cloninger

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently presented the first Advanced Clinical Practice Scholarship to a former Lincoln County student. Jessica Cloninger, a graduate of West Lincoln High School and Western Carolina University, said she plans to specialize in pediatrics. The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student accepted into an…

Walking In The Rain

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