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Library bridge honors Walt Shanklin

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Walt Shanklin built a garden at a Denver library in honor of his late wife, Florence. Now, he will part of that endeavor forever. On Saturday, Shanklin’s friends, family, including two daughters Mary Brown and Alice Greene, and neighbors attended the dedication of the Walt Shanklin Bridge at the Florence…

Around Town 5/10/2010

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MEMORIAL SERVICE The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1616 will hold a memorial service in honor of North Carolina Confederate Memorial Day this evening. The service will be held 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Confederate Memorial outside the courthouse. COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet at 7…

4-H offers variety of programs

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Only a few more weeks of school! What will your child be doing this summer? Lincoln County 4-H is offering Art, Science, Clothing, Agriculture, Foods and Health programs for youth ages 6 to 18. The following programs will be offered beginning June 14 and ending August 17: Pictures and Poetry,…

Foster parent pursues showbiz career

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In real life, Lincolnton resident Ronnie Paulley is a foster parent who works with mentally handicapped adults and loves to sing. In his life on screen, however, he has a tendency to attract serial killers. “For some reason, I seem to nail horror films,” Paulley said. Paulley, 25, has several…

Students show officials their Smart Board skills

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Superintendent David Martin hopes one day soon, despite the economy, Lincoln County classrooms are equipped with advanced technology. Students from Rock Springs Elementary School, North Lincoln Middle School and Lincolnton High School recently showed county officials what they could do with Smart Boards and Promethean Boards. “I believe it’s going…

Literary competition winners announced

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the 2010 Flo Robinson Literary Competition. Prose, Elementary School First Place: “ Floor” by Cole Ferraro, Rock Springs Second Place: “Robin Hoops” by Hunter Nichols, Lincoln Charter School Third Place: “Untitled” by Macy Lee, Lincoln Charter School Honorable Mention:…

Motorcyclists to salute memory of fallen officers

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Dozens of law enforcement officers from across the state will take part in a 100 county motorcycle ride to honor those who have died in the of duty. The Fallen Officer Memorial Ride will begin today in Avery County and continue through May 15, with a stop in Lincolnton on…

Drag legend making appearance at car show

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Shirley Muldowney, the first lady of drag racing, will be making a special trip to Lincolnton for Doug Herbert’s 20th Annual Car Show and Open House Saturday. A three-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel Champion, Muldowney is a pioneer in the sport of drag racing. She broke huge…

City rethinks utility bill policy

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Lincolnton City Council members agreed to gather statistics on how surrounding cities handle adjustments to utility bills when citizens request help due to faulty plumbing and consider some form of revision to Lincolnton’s policy next month. Currently the city allows one bill adjustment within a 12-month period. However, Faye Brooks…