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Around Town 9/12/2007

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HOMECOMING Crouse United Methodist Church will have its annual homecoming Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service will begin at 11. The church is located at the corner of N.C. 150 West and Pleasant Grove Church Road. All members, past members and friends are invited to attend.…

Calendar, cards showcase historic sites

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The Lincoln County Historical Association’s 16-month calendar full of unexpected images comes out Friday, just in time for the Apple Festival. The calendar, which was made in a 1920s style, consists of modern-day black-and-white photographs of historic Lincoln County sites. “People are connected to their home, to their community and…

50th Wedding Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Whiteside celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 25. They are the parents of three daughters: Melanie McLeod, Amy Dellinger and Tina Philemon. They have six grandchildren. Family and friends celebrated the anniversary with a reception at the Whiteside’s home in Iron Station.…

Chamber endorses proposal to put defibrillators in vehicles

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce voted Monday to endorse a plan to equip lifesaving defibrillators into each county law enforcement vehicle. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincolnton Police are reportedly some of the few law enforcement agencies in the region to not have the machines in their cars. Defibrillators…

Fire burns three acres

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Planners approve measure requiring community input

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A new technique for rezoning which adds community input to the process will be presented to the Lincoln County Commissioners for approval. The Lincoln County Planning Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve Zoning Text Amendment 555. The amendment requires a community involvement meeting before the public hearing and would…

Golf tourney wages battle against cancer

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For the seventh year in a row, a group of people gathered at Verdict Ridge Country Club to join in the fight against breast cancer by playing the game they love. The Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament Aug. 27 was coordinated by Frances Knox, an attorney who owns Verdict Ridge…

Water transfer rules won`t impact Lincoln – right now

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State rules making water transfers more difficult between basins will not impact Lincoln County or Lincolnton – for now, at least. Gov. Mike Easley signed into law a bill Aug. 31 that will add years to efforts to transfer water between cities and counties in North Carolina, a response to…

Commissioners to hear zone requests

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Tonight’s Lincoln County Commissioners meeting will include a public hearing on zoning at 6:30 p.m. Public hearings on zoning will include applicant Patricia Fea regarding a request to rezone 1.7 acres from residential suburban to conditional use neighborhood business. The applicant requests to allow the operation of a catering hall…

Extension officials set information meetings

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Cooperative Extension officials have organized a series of informational meetings for area farmers to help cope with the ongoing drought. The first will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the North Brook Community Center on N.C. 274 North of Cherryville beside the North Brook Water Tower. The session will target…