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Fun Runs raise money for area schools

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The Pumpkin Center Primary and Intermediate schools held their annual “Fun Runs” Oct. 10. With help from Parent Teacher Organization members, faculty and the community, both schools reported success with the events. Pumpkin Center Primary School raised $7,100, which will go toward new mulch for the playground and technology equipment…

County takes more expensive approach to masking sewer smell

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After two years and at least $85,000 spent on chemical barrels to mask noxious odors at sewer pump stations in east Lincoln County, Public Works officials say the technology is not working and they need to try a new – and more expensive – approach. Public Works Director Steve Gilbert…

Dentist invents dental tool, invests in pizza restaurant

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When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Michael Muckler is busy with his restaurant and working on his latest invention. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995, Muckler joined the U.S. Air Force. “I was an Air Force dentist for about three years, then worked…

Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Quarter a busy man

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Bill Transon, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Quarter, is a busy man. In addition to his involvement with the chamber, Transon stays busy running SoTec Inc., an Iron Station-based company that works to make businesses more efficient by “streamlining operations and processes through automation and work…

Sophomore twin sisters beat competition

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Darla Skidmore just finished her high school volleyball season under first-year Mustangs head coach Stacy Buchanan. Buchanan said that even though she had the senior for a season she thought her leadership was evident in her style of play. “She is an outstanding leader, she…

County goes ahead with bond sales

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Despite higher interest rates spurred by the international credit crunch, Lincoln County on Tuesday sold the $19.2 million in bonds necessary to fund several upcoming county and school related projects. County Manager George Wood was considering the step of delaying the bond sale if interest rates remained above 5.5 percent,…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS School candidate forum The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting an election forum for school board candidates 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road in Denver. Call (704) 489-0011. Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections is distributing absentee voting forms until Tuesday.…

United Country Real Estate forms partnership

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United Country Real Estate recently partnered with “The American Outdoorsman,” the longest running television program dedicated to outdoor recreation. “Our organizations have a mutual enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and [the TV show’s] reputation as a leading information source for millions of outdoor enthusiasts across the nation makes them the perfect…

Two women robbed in parking lot

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An armed man robbed two women within 20 minutes of each other in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on N.C. 73 Sunday. Authorities suspect the same man may have also been involved in similar incidents that occurred in neighboring counties the same day. The man reportedly approached the first woman…

Twist, tuck and succeed

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There’s a place in Lincolnton where kids tumble and bounce high into the air on trampolines. It sounds like fun and games, but the folks at Twist & Tuck are serious about what they do. And they have the champion gymnasts to prove it. “This is my 26th year coaching,”…