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Lincoln County Schools student Alex Childers serves as a governor’s page

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RALEIGH – Alexander “Alex” James Childers of Lincolnton recently participated in the Governor’s Page Program in Raleigh. Alex spent a week gaining valuable life experience and providing administrative support as a page for the North Carolina Department of Revenue for the week of Feb. 5-9. “The page program is an…

Around Town 2/23/2007

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DIVORCECARE Hull’s Grove Baptist Church in Vale will begin a “DivorceCare” group starting Sunday, March 11 that will meet from 3:45-5:30 p.m. for 13 weeks. DivorceCare is a Christ-centered divorce support recovery group that helps individuals who are going through separation or divorce. “DivorceCare For Kids,” a similar program for…

West Lincoln llamas ‘majestic’

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For almost 13 years, Ed and Kathy Jeranek have lived on a 95-acre plot of land in west Lincoln raising llamas. “It seems like a hundred sometimes,” Ed said. The couple read about raising llamas in Southern Living Magazine while living in Tega Cay, S.C. Interested, they clipped out the…

Book sale held for branch library

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The West Lincoln Library Auxiliary will hold a book sale March 17 with thousands of titles available. The sale will be held at Charles R. Jonas Library, located at 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Hardcover books will be $2 and paperbacks will be $1. There will also be audio-visual…

Around Town 2/21/2007

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POETRY READING Local poet Carolyn Burgess will be at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St., for a reading of her poetry from 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the assembly room. WEDNESDAY SERVICE St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Old N.C. 150, Crouse will hold Ash Wednesday services today at 7:30…

Music raises funds for Relay

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Principal Vista Rainey wasn’t sure what to think when students at East Lincoln Middle School approached her about putting on a concert at the school to raise money for Relay for Life. “Initially, I thought, ‘I don’t know if this is a good thing or not,’ but the students convinced…

Girl Scouts say ‘Guten Tag’

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Shriners break ground

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The Lincoln County Shrine Club officially broke ground for a new 5,000-square-foot facility on Cat Square Road, Vale this past Saturday. Construction was expected to begin Monday, and the project is expected to be completed in about six months. This is an exciting and long-anticipated day for the club. The…

Ready to assume “Charlie” district duties

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Lt. Jeff Warlick, a 20-year law enforcement veteran has been picked by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to head “Charlie” district, the fastest-growing patrol district in Lincoln County: Denver. Warlick recently took over duties once held by Lt. Travis Leatherman, who was reassigned, said chief deputy Barry Taylor. “Leatherman now…

Fees being considered for businesses re: false alarms

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With manpower shortages in county law enforcement in East Lincoln, there is a major problem plaguing the already over-worked officers in the east end. Burglar alarms. According to LCSO chief deputy Barry Taylor, burglar alarm calls are the number one call received through the communications center. “More than 95 percent…