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CLUBS, GROUPS Wexford locks of love event The Wexford House is holding a hair cut and donation event, Locks of Love, from 8 a.m. until noon Friday at their facility, 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. Hair must be clean and the minimum length must be 10 inches long. Call (704)…

Around Town 2/11/2009

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VALENTINE’S DANCE Cooperative Extension’s Senior Citizens Council has planned an entertaining and educational program for Lincoln County Senior Citizens on Thursday. A representative from the Dept. of Insurance will be there to briefly discuss Medicare and prescription drug plans and other issues concerning health care for senior citizens. There will…

Ribbon cutting

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Auction in April

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Alleged beating over bad grades gets dad arrested

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A southwestern Lincoln County man, accused abusing his son, was arrested Tuesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators. The 48-year-old suspect is accused of beating his 13-year-old son because of alleged bad grades in school, Sheriff’s Detective Steve Grinnell reported. The suspect was taken into custody after authorities followed up a…

Around Town 2/9/2009

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SCHOOL MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet 6 p.m. this evening at the Lincolnton Campus. HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold a special-called meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department for the sole purpose of reviewing the…

100th anniversary

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Soil and Water essay winners honored

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The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors an annual essay contest among sixth-grade students. Writing on the theme “Soil & Water —Yours for Life,” this year’s winners were recently honored by the Lincolnton Rotary club. In first place was Mikayla McDowell, who is in Stacy Pruitt’s class at…

Lincoln native a national finalist

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A Lincolnton native found herself a finalist in a national contest by focusing on sweetness. Shasta Story-Martin is one of three women competing for a $5,000 grand prize in the Pillsbury Make America Sweeter Contest. “I started crying,” Story-Martin said of her reaction to finding out she was a finalist.…

Lincoln Lodge cherishes its long history

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The Masons may not be a secret society, but its members do have their share of secrets. What the “G” stands for on the refurbished sign hanging outside its lodge in downtown Lincolnton is one mystery. “We won’t ever tell you that,” said Ken Mace, a Mason with Lincoln Lodge…