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American Tire has grown to more than $2 billion in sales

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It’s been more than 10 years since American Tire Distributors finished building its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. In that time, the company has gone from being the only resident of the park to one of many. And while American Tire Distributors may have made history by being…

Boy Scouts honor volunteers

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Sewer line problems concern officials

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Sewer line delays at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and changed building plans at the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to plague commissioners. Both delays and changes cause more expenditures, which the board has made clear is the last thing it wants. At their Feb. 4 meeting, commissioners approved…

Lowder alums hold second annual dinner

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School hosted a successful second annual Alumni Dinner Thursday night with lots of support from the faculty and staff. “They always try to support everything the PTA does and get the kids involved,” PTA president Ann Rhyne said. Because S. Ray Lowder is one of the…

Around Town 2/22/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Students shine at Special Olympics

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Students from 17 Lincoln County Schools, A Place to Grow and adult group homes were named winners after bowling in the Lincoln County Special Olympics Thursday. “If we can make this day special for them, that’s the ultimate goal for us,” said Jeff Leonhardt, local games coordinator with the Special…

Parks and Rec, Arts Council plan spring camp

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation and the Arts Council of Lincoln County are teaming up to entertain kids over spring break. Shelly Johnston, director of the arts council, is excited about the upcoming camp. “We’re hoping by partnering with the recreation department this will help provide the people of Lincoln…

Around Town 2/20/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have a public hearing on its budget at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the fire department, 3117 N.C. 27 W., Lincolnton. Anyone who pays taxes in the Howards Creek Fire District is welcome to attend. Individuals who attend will…

Question of the Week

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Are there enough parks in eastern Lincoln County? Lisa Arenella, Denver: “I think there is a lot of open space, but they are not using it to their full potential. I would like to see more places for families to go for recreation and picnics and ball fields. There are…

Potter sells wares at WoodMill Winery

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Libby Baxter blames her son for her pottery predicament. While he was studying at Appalachian State University, she and her husband bought him a wheel and a kiln for a pottery class. Once he graduated, started a career and got married, that wheel and kiln weren’t put to much use.…