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‘Drowsy Chaperone’ presentation to benefit new Sally’s YMCA

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On Friday and Saturday night, Grant Ewing’s normally tranquil backyard will transform into a Broadway theater for a special night dedicated to helping a very special cause. It’s the fourth year Ewing and his Verdict Ridge Backyard Players will perform for charity and the second year the proceeds will go…

Iron Station youth wins Junior Bassmasters

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With a five bass limit weighing almost eight pounds, 16-year-old Christian Johnson of Iron Station won the BC Junior Bassmasters tournament held recently on Lake Norman. Johnson also won the big fish prize for the day with a 2.24-pound largemouth. In second place was Tyler Hoopaugh from Shelby. Finishing third…

Around Town 9/19/2007

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OUTREACH Lincoln County Government’s Community Outreach Event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at North Brook Community Center in Vale. Staff from many county departments will be on hand to listen to residents’ needs, answer questions, to enroll individuals for programs and services and to provide better…

Job Connection helps turn life around

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When Vincent Miller walked into the Goodwill Job Connection in Lincolnton, he had a number of things working against him. First of all, there was his driving while impaired arrest. “Bad mistake – 20, drinking, not good,” he said. Then there was his past, which included an unplanned trip across…

60th anniversary

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Daughters inducted

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Cancer patient’s diligence, faith is what saved her life

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For seven years, Lincoln County resident Sylvia Smith received her postcard of clearance, but on Easter Monday in March 2002, she got a phone call instead. After her yearly breast cancer screening, Smith found out that she had a malignant lump. “I was numb. I called my husband. My husband…

Lincoln joins list eligible for federal disaster funds

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Lincoln County and nine other counties in the region are now eligible to apply for federal drought-related agricultural disaster assistance, according to officials in U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s office, R-10th District NC. Farmers who have incurred losses due to the drought can apply for federal emergency credit loans and should…

Fire hits Balls Creek Campground

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A fire destroyed nine wooden tents at the historic Balls Creek Campground off Buffalo Shoals Road in Catawba County Friday afternoon. The Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire and engine 14 was on the scene in less than five minutes of the 5:49 p.m. call. Seven departments…

Commissioners to hear requests

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The Lincoln County Commissioners meet today at 6:30 p.m. to hear recommendations from the Planning Board. The Planning Board will approach the commissioners recommending they approve Patricia Fea’s application for rezoning to accommodate a reception hall business in the township of Ironton on the north side of N.C. 150. The…