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Residents give opinions at planning meeting

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More open and usable space; better standards and access for neighborhoods, roads and streets. These were some of the major themes voiced by residents in three countywide meetings on planning held in mid-October. Their purpose was aimed at helping craft a new law, a Unified Development Ordinance, that will determine…

Around Town 10/26/2007

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UNITED WAY BENEFIT The United Way Masquerade Party will be 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 (Halloween) at WoodMill Winery. The cost to attend is $20 per person. To purchase tickets, please call (704) 732-8055. CLASS REUNION Lincolnton High School’s class of 1977 will have a 30th reunion at 7 p.m.…

Chippin` around

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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…

64th Reunion

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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.…