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Crop Walk raises money for hungry

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On Oct. 19, Lincoln County citizens will take to the streets to stop hunger. “We have everyone from babies in baby carriages being pushed to last year I know we had a 90-year-old walk,” Charles Stevens, chairman of the Crop Walk Committee, said. Registration for the Crop Walk begins at…

Mullis selected to head McCain faith group in N.C.

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Former Lincoln County Board of Commissioners candidate Clayton Mullis has been named chairman of North Carolinians of Faith for John McCain for Lincoln County. Mullis was contacted Tuesday by Gale Wilkins, director for North Carolina’s Victory ’08, a branch of the Republican National Committee. According to Mullis, his main duty…

Senior craft show looking for vendors

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Crafts created by Lincoln County senior citizens will be for sale Nov. 1 at Boger City United Methodist Church. Organizers of the Senior Citizens Fall Craft Show and Fair are still seeking vendors. “It has to be handmade,” Betty Jo Barger, an organizer, said of the crafts for sale. “We…

Store sells shabby chic furniture, antiques

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Laura Lefevre loves making old things new. “If it’s a beautiful antique, I’m not going to mess with it, but if the veneer’s coming off of it and refinishing it is not an option, then painting is a way to keep it from going in the landfill,” she said. Her…

St. Luke’s new rector feels right at home in Lincolnton

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The Rev. G. Miles Smith says he feels right at home as the new rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “I like it. I like old,” he said. “I like being in town.” A Charlotte native and graduate of Duke University, Smith’s first day at St. Luke’s was…

North Lincoln teacher pushes ag-sciences

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North Lincoln High School teacher Shane Norris wants to get the word out that today’s agricultural sciences curriculum is diverse, relevant and cutting edge. Norris is in his fourth year as ag-sciences instructor and FFA (Future Farmers of America) program head for North Lincoln. Although he originally considered a career…

New sewer plant process advances

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State officials last week issued comments on draft plans to build a new $22 million sewer plant in southeast Lincoln County, one of the remaining hurdles to building the much-anticipated project. North Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials issued three pages of corrections and clarifications for the plant plans, Lincoln…

Famous native leads all-star to Denver church

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Former Major League Baseball player Tony Cloninger may be one of the most famous people ever to call Lincoln County home. Because of Cloninger, one Denver church got the chance to host another well-known former professional baseball player: seven-time all-star Bobby Richardson. “Tony’s the one who gave us the idea,”…

Commissioners OK incentive package

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Commissioners approved a $40,000 incentive package Monday in hopes of luring a new industry to Lincoln County. Magnatech Inc. is considering setting up shop at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and investing nearly $2.5 million. The company would reportedly bring at least 20 jobs, which could eventually grow to 40,…

Mini-Cooper raffle planned for Sally’s Y

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The YMCA is giving away a MINI Cooper car to spur the last bit of giving needed to make Sally’s Y, the first such facility in east Lincoln County, a reality. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are being sold through www.sallysy.org at $100 each to benefit the building campaign for…