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Reel big fish

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Planner’s work helps manage growth in area

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There was little fanfare when Randy Williams took up a newly created post with the county in recent weeks. But his addition as principal planner could signal a new chapter in how Lincoln’s breakneck development is tackled in the future. While Lincoln is still underdeveloped enough that it does not…

Language center’s use increases

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Since opening four years ago, Lincoln County Schools’ English as a Second Language Newcomer Center has become increasingly busy. “Our need has grown every year,” said Diana Carpenter, principal of Battleground Elementary School, which uses the center’s services. The ESL Newcomer Center helps with translation, enrollment and culture shock. “When…

West Lincoln queen

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North Lincoln queen

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Wilkinson residence wins yard of the month in Maiden

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Around Town 10/1/2007

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LINCOLNTON LIONS The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Past District Governor Hunter Garbee, District 31-C White Cane and Humanitarian Chair will be the guest speaker. Garbee will discuss the N.C. Lions White Cane and Humanitarian Funds provide services for the blind and deaf, support…

International Festival keeps growing

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Many people say the world is a global community. This Saturday, Lincolnton will definitely be one. The ninth International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the Southfork Baptist Association, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. It’s an event that has gone from drawing about 50…

Classical pianist performs Thursday

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A 20-year-old pianist who has played Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall will make a stop at the Lincoln Cultural Center Thursday. “We liked what we heard,” said Rick Ramseur, co-chair of publicity with the Lincoln County Concert Association. Jean-Frederic Neuburger will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center.…

Lincolnton gets voluntary restrictions

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As of Monday, the City of Lincolnton will be under voluntary water restrictions for the first time since the region began suffering from severe drought. Residents are urged to comply with the city’s guidelines during this Stage One Water Condition. Car washing should be kept to a minimum, and individuals…