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Scholarships available

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Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County agricultural extension chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Stoudemire scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a…

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Braving very cold temperatures Thursday, participants in the 31st Annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge braved the waters of Lake Norman, launching from Lake Norman Marina in Sherrill’s Ford. (Above) Pat Hutchinson got an extra dose of the frigid water as he wiped out. Meanwhile, the Carolina Show Ski Team…

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 Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

Triumphs, tragedies, progress, hard times headlined in 2008

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It began with a controversial hike in local property values. It ended with the beginning of a new highway and sewer plant, which, someday, will transform east Lincoln County. In between, there was the triumph of a local football team and a tragedy on the waters of Lake Norman. The…

Satellite DSS office set to cut ribbon

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Soon after the New Year, east Lincoln County residents will be able to access social services without driving to Lincolnton. From 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville. The ceremony will celebrate the building of a new East Lincoln…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wayne’s Monthly Feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast will be 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 9 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. The meeting will feature a presentation by Frank Katz of Foot Solutions on how to take care of your feet in 2009. The cost…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What do you think is the most important issue facing east Lincoln County in 2009?” Jennifer Cantrell, Denver: “Probably the highway. I think it’s going to bring more traffic this way. I think it will bring even more people, so I’m not looking forward to it.” Daisy Hicks, Gaston County:…

Around Town 12/31/2008

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FLORIDA BOYS The Florida Boys gospel quartet will be performing 7 p.m. tonight at Freedom Church, located at 124 E. Main St. (the old Belk’s building). Admission is free. WATCH SERVICE Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a New Year’s Watch Service beginning 7 p.m.…

Around Town 12/29/2008

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LIBRARY HOURS Libraries in the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library system have announced closings for the holiday season. All branches will be closed Wednesday in observation of New Year’s Day. WATCH SERVICE Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a New Year’s Watch Service beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday.…

Photography competition accepting entries

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is accepting entries in its annual Amateur Photography Competition 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For additional arrangements, please call (704) 735-9044. All entrants must be 18 years or older and must engage in photography…