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Lincoln County’s first female magistrate remembered

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Joan King Mauldin was a fixture in the community until she retired from her job as Lincoln County’s first female magistrate. “It opened doors for women to go and do things that hadn’t been done before,” Joyce Dorsey said of her mother’s job. Mauldin, who had also worked at the…

Habitat for Humanity expands

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The Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County Restore now has a larger space to call home. A ribbon cutting for the new warehouse and office space was held Wednesday. The building is connected to the original Restore on Sycamore Street in downtown Lincolnton. “We just really outgrew our retail space,”…

4-H offers variety of camps

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There are only a few more weeks of school left this year. What will your child be doing this summer? Lincoln County 4-H is offering art, science and foods programs for youth ages 6 to 18. The following programs will be offered beginning June 15 and ending Aug. 14: Finger…

Around Town 5/20/2009

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CHICKEN PIE DINNER Amity Baptist Church will have a chicken pie dinner beginning 6 p.m. this evening in the church fellowship building. All donations will benefit Christian Ministries. An evening service will follow the meal at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. SPRING REVIVAL River View Baptist Church, 2230…

Geppetos embraces Lincoln expansion

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After 21 years in business and four locations, the owners of Geppeto’s Pizza have no plans to slow down. In 1988, Neal Powell opened the first Geppeto’s Pizza in Newton. Throughout the years, he and his business partners have expanded to locations in Hickory, Morganton and now Denver. Eric Bumgarner…

Fabulous ‘50s

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Watercross event headed to Denver

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They are the equivalent of high-speed motorcycle races on water, whose devotees shower communities nationwide with thousands of tourist dollars. Now, for the first time, a circuit of professional Jet-Skiers may descend on the shores of east Lincoln County. The American Power Boat Association has carved out the weekend of…

The home stretch for the Sally’s Y funds effort

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The end of any challenge or campaign can often prove to be the hardest part. Ron Johnston, vice president of Lincoln County YMCA, is finding that rule is especially true when it comes to raising the last bit of money needed to begin building Sally’s Y in east Lincoln County.…

Community Calendar

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Wayne’s Feast Waynes Second Friday feast will hold their next meeting at 9:45 a.m. on June 12 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person for lunch. Call (704) 483-4355. ELBA town hall The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting a town hall meeting at 7…

Around Town 5/18/2009

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DIABETES PROGRAM Gwen McBee, director of diabetes education and self-management programs and Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln, will present a program on Taking the Right Steps to Control Your Diabetes from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the CMC-Lincoln Classrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will…