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Little Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

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Tree farm is family-oriented business

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For 14 years, Bill Cline and his family ran Cedar Lake Tree Farm in Charlotte. It was a successful business, a family farm and a popular destination for Christmas tree seekers. But all that changed when a little road called Interstate 485 came through the property six years ago. “We…

Sweet Things allows you time for yourself

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If you’re looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying yourself this Christmas season, there’s a place in Denver that may have the solution to your problem. Sweet Things Coffee Shop, located at 2774 N.C. 16 North, is hoping to take some of the work out…

Cat Square parade loaded with fun

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Floats, horses and four-wheelers rode by, children made mad dashes for candy and the Cat Square Kool-Aid flowed freely at the 2007 Cat Square Christmas Parade. “What happens in Cat Square stays in Cat Square,” said Dennis Sain, a resident and spectator. The parade included about 100 entries and an…

Around Town 12/10/2007

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DEMOCRAT PARTY The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at the corner of Water and Government Streets. All guests are asked to bring a covered dish item and a small gift for a nursing home…

ESL instructor sees impact on community

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Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus began offering English as a Second Language classes in January 1999. Now, nearly nine years later, ESL classes are making a real impact on the community, as individuals learn English and prepare for work or, in some cases, higher education. “We’re really putting an emphasis on…

Artist gearing up for own studio

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Laurie Bostian has only lived in Lincolnton for three months, but she’s already become a fixture. She’s the one sitting in the window at 105 E. Main St., painting barefoot. Plenty of locals have noticed her sitting in the window of Personal Artist Studio and Gallery. And soon, Bostian hopes,…

Timken promises to match $150,000 for Charter School

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If Lincoln Charter School is able to raise $150,000 by September, the Timken Foundation of Canton will donate another $150,000 to the school. Volunteer parent Cindy Riley wrote the grant to the foundation, requesting funds to update science and technology facilities at the middle and high schools. “The Timken Foundation…

Electronic mapping approved

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County Commissioners approved a $290,000 contract to electronically map Lincoln County’s 375 miles of underground sewer and water lines. From manhole covers to piping, valves and meters, every inch of both systems is to be mapped using a Geographic Information System (GIS), Lincoln officials said. While many critical water and…