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Nearing completion

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ABOVE: The new East Lincoln Fire Department on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver nears completion. The 21,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in mid-July. BELOW: Captain Lee Keever stands on the second floor as he looks over the apparatus room of the new facility. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Around Town 5/27/2009

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WLHS BANQUET The West Lincoln High School Winter and Spring 2009 Awards Banquet will be 6 p.m. this evening in the new gym. KINGDOM FOCUS Maiden Chapel Baptist Church will have a Kingdom Focus Conference 7 p.m. this evening and Thursday. Speakers include the Rev. Herbert C. Crump Jr. of…

Five generations

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Class of 1949

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50th anniversary

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Mustang track stars make mark at state meet

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs boys track team seemed to get better with every meet as the season progressed. Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, it didn’t matter. East Lincoln head coach Lonnie Custer said everyone played a role in the success of the track team. “What a blessing it…

Auto Clinic specializes in hydro-engines

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After being injured on the job, Wayne Koontz used the Internet to make his automobile shop more environmentally friendly. “When I broke my ankle about a year ago I couldn’t do much of anything so I just started researching different ways to make my business ‘greener,’ ” Koontz said. “I…

Around Town 5/25/2009

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DIABETES PROGRAM Gwen McBee, director of diabetes education and self-management programs and Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln, will present a program on Taking the Right Steps to Control Your Diabetes from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the CMC-Lincoln Classrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will…

Lincoln County’s first female magistrate remembered

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Joan King Mauldin was a fixture in the community until she retired from her job as Lincoln County’s first female magistrate. “It opened doors for women to go and do things that hadn’t been done before,” Joyce Dorsey said of her mother’s job. Mauldin, who had also worked at the…

Habitat for Humanity expands

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The Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County Restore now has a larger space to call home. A ribbon cutting for the new warehouse and office space was held Wednesday. The building is connected to the original Restore on Sycamore Street in downtown Lincolnton. “We just really outgrew our retail space,”…