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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.”…

Arrest those boys!

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Commissioners bickering over safety committee

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Commissioners are trading barbs over how to conduct a committee charged with forming the county’s future emergency services. Commissioner Marie Moore called the group “biased,” and guilty of promoting agendas. She may also put forth her own plan. Lincoln County Commission Chairman Tom Anderson wrote a sternly-worded two-page letter to…

Long-time members saluted at annual NAACP banquet

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The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP hosted its annual Sam and Annie Biggers’ Scholarship Banquet Saturday evening. Scholarships were awarded to two college students from Lincoln County. The first recipient, Anthony Farley is a Lincolnton High School alumnus who now attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

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…