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Halloween in full swing at library

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A witch and a very porky pig entertained princesses, rock stars, ghouls, goblins and Darth Vader Monday night at the West Lincoln Branch Library. North Brook Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Laura Baxter Munday and librarian Kathy Robinson read to the crowd of more than 50 children. They’ve done this for…

Singing during supper

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Career devoted to creativity

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Ronno Cooke hasn’t always made a living doing what he loves, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t always found time for creativity. “I’ve always liked to create things,” said the west Lincoln native and furniture maker who now lives in Morganton. Cooke grew up in the North Brook area and…

A fine group comes to Citizens Center

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Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group plan to present a more-than-fine performance Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Their performances are always entertaining,” said Rick Ramseur, co-chair of publicity with the Lincoln County Concert Association. “Because they’re such veterans, they know what will please the audience.”…

Music director stepping down

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After nearly three decades of directing choirs, coordinating Wonderful Wednesdays and Music Together, and serving in multiple other capacities, Peggy Buckner is stepping down. Twenty-six years after accepting the position of director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, Buckner plans to retire in May. But she’s going out…

Residents give opinions at planning meeting

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More open and usable space; better standards and access for neighborhoods, roads and streets. These were some of the major themes voiced by residents in three countywide meetings on planning held in mid-October. Their purpose was aimed at helping craft a new law, a Unified Development Ordinance, that will determine…

Airport terminal funding sought

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Turbyfill keeps it in the family

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For Larry Turbyfill of Turbyfill True Value/Just Ask Rental, business is a family affair. “I came back to the family business about a year ago,” said Turbyfill of the Denver business his father Joe founded with brother Earl 32 years ago. A native of east Lincoln, Turbyfill says he worked…

Around Town 10/24/2007

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HEALTH/ SAFETY FAIR The West Lincoln Health and Safety Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Messiah United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 27 W. There will be flu shots. Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will do lab work including blood sugar checks, cholesterol check and the…

New director named

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The new director of the Lincoln Cultural Center is happy support and promote the arts, but she’s not one to participate. “I am not an artist,” said Stacy Bryant, executive director of the Cultural Center. “I can’t draw a straight line.” Bryant does, however, have an extensive work background in…