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5K run-walk to benefit Red Cross

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Supporters of Upwards Basketball and Cheerleading and the Lincoln County Red Cross are asked to take to the pavement for the Change a Life, Save a Life 5K. “We just decided to combine forces and make it easier and not have too many runs out there,” Chris Rhyne, who is…

City Council Notebook

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The following are some of the issues discussed during Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. n The City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning map amendment to rezone three parcels of land totaling 2.1 acres from Residential-25 to Office and Institutional. The property on N.C. 150 in Boger City is…

Community Activities

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COAT DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church will have a coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center, located at 114-B E. Main St., in Lincolnton. Coat and sweater donations may be dropped off at SAM’s until 5 p.m. today.…

Church Activities

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THE LIFT New Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway in Mount Holly, will have an evening of music and socializing from 6:30-10 p.m. the first Friday of each month in the family life center. Music from the Praise 150 Team and Doyle’s Front Porch Band will begin…

NLHS competes in marching band ‘World Series’

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The North Lincoln Band of Knights will face its fiercest competition yet at the Bands of America Grand National Championship Nov. 12-15 in Indianapolis, Ind. “It’s the World Series of high school marching bands,” Underwood said. “There’s nothing any bigger.” The band members are both excited and apprehensive about the…

Senior crafts

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Japanese marimbist performs

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102nd birthday

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East Lincoln Fire Dept. opens facility

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The East Lincoln Fire Department showed off its new facility this weekend. On Saturday, more than 200 people visited the $3.7 million building on South Pilot Knob Road, only a few miles from the old station at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73. Visitors were treated to tours…

LEDA celebrates international business at Denver location

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Locals got a chance to taste exotic foods without hopping on a plane and traveling overseas. The Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) hosted an International Appreciation Reception last Thursday at Vesuvius Vineyards. The reception wrapped up LEDA’s Industry Appreciation Month events. LEDA’s private members were treated to beverages, desserts and…