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Woman loses residence as fire destroys apartment

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A Lincolnton woman is homeless after a fire deemed accidental destroyed her apartment over the weekend. According to Lincolnton Fire Marshal Patrick King, Catherine Dellinger came home Sunday afternoon after neighbors apparently called to tell her the apartment on Hillside Drive was on fire. King said the woman lived alone…

Around Town 1/28/2011

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SOCCER SIGN-UPS Registration is underway for the 2011 Youth Spring Soccer League, sponsored by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Registration will be at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Players can register 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5…

Church Activities

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DEDICATION The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 105 Old Tram Street in Lincolnton, will dedicate its new building this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Bishop Bohn and President Berry will speak during the dedicatory service, followed by special music and prayer. For more information, call (704) 517-2843. CHICKEN…

Scrappy Diva open for business in Lincolnton

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Scrapbook lovers now have a local place to visit to fulfill all of their scrapping and photo album needs. Koni Dotson opened Chic Custom Creations by Scrappy Diva in downtown Lincolnton Nov. 13. She started thinking about opening the business six years ago, but decided to wait until her children…

New cab company serves Denver area

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Cynthia Valenzuela and Mark Rosskamp have opened Denver Cab Co. after seeing a need for more transportation options in Lincoln County. “This side of the lake was thirsty for a cab service,” Rosskamp said. “We saw an opportunity here and decided to open up a business.” Denver Cab Co. offers…

Time to think about taxes

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Certified public accountant Angela Lane suggests business owners and individuals get organized as they prepare to file their 2010 taxes before April 18. “Taxes are going to go up,” she said. “The only way we can pay off the debt in this country is raising taxes, so it has to…

Multimedia exhibit focuses on northern sky

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Carl Childs, a fine arts student at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College, loves to paint the sky. He’s painted it at night, during the day, full of clouds and clear. Lately, he’s loved to paint the aurora borealis, also known as northern lights. “I’m trying to capture the energy…

Photography classes offered

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting two photography classes this winter. The first, Basics of Photography, takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The cost is $35 and participants can register the morning of the class. The class will include inside instruction…

Around Town 1/26/2011

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HOUSING AUTHORITY The Public Housing Authority will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at their office on McBee Street in Lincolnton. SOCCER SIGN-UPS Registration is underway for the 2011 Youth Spring Soccer League, sponsored by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Registration will be at the William Lentz Recreation Center…

After Obama speech, GOP back to cutting spending

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WASHINGTON — Moving quickly, House Republicans are taking another whack at federal spending on the day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronounced the country “poised for progress” and beckoned lawmakers of both parties to make job creation their common goal. “The challenges we…