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Fire department has illustrious history

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BY MARGARET ELLIS T-NN Staff Reporter The word fire in Lincolnton prior to 1907 sent chills up and down spines and instigated discussions and plans devised at the courthouse, drug stores, hitching posts and other places and out of these discussions was born the Lincolnton Fired Department, which was formed…

Around Town 3/31/2006

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REVIVAL THROUGH DRAMA Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, will have Revival Through Drama Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m. nightly. Brother Caroll Anthony, a Christian dramatist and pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Marshville, will feature four dramatic presentations featuring such characters as the Prophet Hosea and Mephibosheth. For information…

Spring flowers in South Mountains

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MATT SCHNABEL Special to the LTN ———————————— Spring is a beautiful time of the year, with the temperatures warming, birds singing and many wildflowers starting to put on their annual show of colors. Each species is unique with various shapes of flowers and leaves, scents ranging from sweet to pungent…

St. Luke`s acts as gallery for images of things `soon to be gone`

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall has its walls lined with images of old barns and sheds, sides of buildings and covered bridges. The art is the work of Walter “Butch” Vess and is a result of photography, computer manipulation and old-fashioned hand painting. “I tend to do things that…

Before old City Hall there was

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Editor’s note: On Sunday, April 9, from 2 -5 p.m., the new City Hall/Fire Station complex will be officially dedicated. In anticipation of the event, the Lincoln Times-News is running a series of articles this and next week. This week’s articles are reprinted from 1970, when the previous City Hall/Fire…

$30k raised for

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BOB PATRICK Special to the LTN ———————————— While the anglers were busy competing in the recent Casting Out Cancer Jim Ledbetter Memorial Bass Tournament, a national casting kids competition was being held at the weigh-in area at Queen’s Landing on Lake Norman. Three youngsters earned the right to advance to…

Lake Calendar

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PLANT SALE The East Lincoln Community Garden Club is holding a Spring plant sale from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 9, at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church rain or shine. For more information, call Gloria Thompson at (704) 827-2520. HEALTH SERIES Current issues and concerns about thyroid glands will be…

And the award goes to……

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Man answers opportunity`s knock by opening his own business

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Opportunity is something Denver businessman Michael Ottinger has always looked for. It was opportunity that brought him to Lincoln County in 1991 and it’s opportunity that led Ottinger to open his own financial planning and tax preparation practice this past January. “I came up here to take a position with…

Church holds missions conference

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Missionaries who normally work throughout the world made a stop at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church in Denver recently for an evening of fellowship, encouragement and education. More than 100 parishioners and community members gathered Friday, March 10, to dine on ham or fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and cheesecake, while listening…