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Delay in opening next NC 16 leg

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The opening of N.C. 16, from Optimist Club Road to St. James Church Road, has been delayed, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Originally, DOT was supposed to open that section of road last month. But now, officials want to develop a turn lane and possible traffic signal at…

Around Town 11/16/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. SHOE BOX GIFTS The Samaritans Purse will be collecting shoe box gifts…

Turner, Strange Engagement

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Kay Boyles of Lincolnton and Rodney Turner and Margaret- Ann Turner of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, S. Jannett Turner of Lincolnton, to Christopher Lee Strange of Lincolnton. The bride elect is a 2002 graduate of West Lincoln High School and plans to graduate from the School of…

LHS ‘Not Yet 60’ celebration

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Tobacco thieves at large

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Authorities are on the lookout for four people accused of taking a large amount of tobacco products from the Maiden Highway One Stop. On Oct. 31 three women and a man entered the convenience store and took 80 cans of Skoal and Copenhagen tobacco products and a case of Goody…

Extension Christmas workshops scheduled

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The Extension Community Association has two workshops planned to put participants in the holiday spirit. The first teaches German paper cutting. It will take place at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Citizens Center. The cost is $3 and includes all supplies except sharp cuticle scissors. Those in the class…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of possession of cocaine. Male,…

Around Town 11/13/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. REUNION The Fred T. Foard Class of 1969 will hold its 40th…

Principal receives top county honor

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Kirby Oldham, Lincoln County’s 2009 Principal of the Year, went into a career in education for one reason — he liked children. “I like the spontaneity of them, the excitement they have for everything, how much they appreciate the things we do and the things we say to them,” Oldham…

Going green a smart financial choice

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John Masiello of Denver is in the process of building an energy-efficient house, but his focus on being “green” isn’t environmental.. “I believe it will keep people’s wallets green,” he said of homes like his. The house is located on a country road in Lincolnton, and everything from its materials…