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The Last Picasso

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ALF evacuted due to clothing catching fire

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Fire officials said a clothes fire Tuesday night prompted the evacuation of a Lincolnton assisted living facility. Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters from Boger City and Lincolnton responded to a call that clothing had caught fire in a dryer at Heath House, 919 Wilma Sigmon Road. The fire was contained…

County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Around Town 11/17/2008

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BAKE/CRAFT SALE Salem Baptist Church, Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a bake, craft, gift and cut glass sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SINGING Cross Reference, a southern gospel group from Kings Mountain, will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at…

Charter school students focus on picking a college

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Guidance counselors assist Lincoln Charter School students with their college application process. Counselor Becky Engle walks senior Brandon Dishman (left photo) through the process. Counselors Bard Woods and Engle watch over the shoulders of seniors Tanner Howard and Alexis Brethauer (right photo) as they use the Internet to apply. Contributed…

Union Elementary honors vets

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Old store is new home for Freedom Church

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The members of Freedom Church have been holding their services at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton since the Rev. Eric Reel started the church more than two years ago. Soon, they’ll be moving up Main Street into a new, and hopefully permanent, home. The church has purchased the…

Around Town 11/14/2008

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SPECIAL MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Education will cover major agenda items in a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The newly revised student-transfer policy will be up for approval. In addition, policy, curriculum and building and site committees will present reports. FUNDRAISER A hot dog and hamburger…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville, will sponsor a Kidz Klub event 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Parents may drop off their children and no reservations are required. The topic for the night is “The Gift of Giving.” Dinner, crafts and games will be…