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High style for Mom’s Day party

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Lincolnton gets ready to Relay

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The Denver portion of Lincoln County’s Relay for Life has successfully finished, and Lincolnton supporters are gearing up for their own event. “It’s like a big county fair,” said John Dancoff, chairman of the event. “Anybody should come. We’ll have games for the kids. We’ll have food – hotdogs and…

LCHA organizes workshop

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The Lincoln County Historical Association will host a day-long program on genealogy focusing on DNA, document methodology and land grants in North Carolina. “There are a lot of people doing genealogy, and they’re constantly looking for workshops that will help them with their research,” said Jason Harpe, director of the…

Foster parent pursues showbiz career

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In real life, Lincolnton resident Ronnie Paulley is a foster parent who works with mentally handicapped adults and loves to sing. In his life on screen, however, he has a tendency to attract serial killers. “For some reason, I seem to nail horror films,” Paulley said. Paulley, 25, has several…

Students show officials their Smart Board skills

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Superintendent David Martin hopes one day soon, despite the economy, Lincoln County classrooms are equipped with advanced technology. Students from Rock Springs Elementary School, North Lincoln Middle School and Lincolnton High School recently showed county officials what they could do with Smart Boards and Promethean Boards. “I believe it’s going…

Literary competition winners announced

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the 2010 Flo Robinson Literary Competition. Prose, Elementary School First Place: “ Floor” by Cole Ferraro, Rock Springs Second Place: “Robin Hoops” by Hunter Nichols, Lincoln Charter School Third Place: “Untitled” by Macy Lee, Lincoln Charter School Honorable Mention:…

Motorcyclists to salute memory of fallen officers

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Dozens of law enforcement officers from across the state will take part in a 100 county motorcycle ride to honor those who have died in the of duty. The Fallen Officer Memorial Ride will begin today in Avery County and continue through May 15, with a stop in Lincolnton on…

Drag legend making appearance at car show

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Shirley Muldowney, the first lady of drag racing, will be making a special trip to Lincolnton for Doug Herbert’s 20th Annual Car Show and Open House Saturday. A three-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel Champion, Muldowney is a pioneer in the sport of drag racing. She broke huge…

City rethinks utility bill policy

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Lincolnton City Council members agreed to gather statistics on how surrounding cities handle adjustments to utility bills when citizens request help due to faulty plumbing and consider some form of revision to Lincolnton’s policy next month. Currently the city allows one bill adjustment within a 12-month period. However, Faye Brooks…

Two county residents die in nearby crashes

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Authorities have released the names of two local men who were killed in separate accidents this week near Lincoln County. Just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, 21-year-old Christopher Michael Meyer of Denver, was killed in a single-car collision at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Mount Pleasant Road, near Sherrills Ford.…