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Schools switch to paper plates

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Lincoln County schools last week moved to cut back water use by a quarter million gallons per month by using disposable plates and cups in the cafeterias. Executive Director of Facilities Darrell Gettys said the measure implemented Tuesday would reduce the school system’s overall use by 12 to 15 percent…

Scouting for food

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Area Boy Scouts will be out in full force Saturday working to help the hungry. Approximately 600 scouts will be out in Lincoln County, Cherryville, Stanley and Mt. Holly putting up door hangers asking for donations. On Nov. 17, the same scouts will go door to door picking up non-perishable…

Steps taken toward community garden

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The new director of the Multicultural Center of Hope has big plans for a community garden, which he believes will bring people of different races closer together. The main problem? He needs a big chunk of land to make it possible. Enrique Fuentes, who has been director of the center…

75th birthday

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Devoted to the DAR

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Patrol says mom was speeding to get child to hospital

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A mother rushing to take her infant from Lincoln’s hospital to a different hospital caused a serious accident on N.C. Route 150, according to the Highway Patrol. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mary Kasey Nicole, 19, of Crouse was speeding to take her baby to a Shelby hospital on the…

Contraband checkpoint bags four on pot charges

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Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections conducted a contraband checkpoint at the Lincoln County Correctional Center Sunday. Traffic Safety Officer, Tyson Rogers and his K-9, Kilo, hit on four vehicles leading to citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The following people were issued citations:…

Pastor bestows harmony in church

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The Rev. Ken Jones retired in January. At least, he thought he did. “God had other plans,” Jones said. “And I failed retirement.” The same day Jones retired as senior pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lincolnton, another Lincolnton Church, Lincoln Avenue Baptist, contacted him. Lincoln Avenue’s pastor search committee…

Around Town 11/9/2007

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UFO NETWORK MEETS The 63rd meeting of the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Charlotte, 401 East Arrowood Road. The first speaker will be Don Cooper, a retired minister and field investigator. He will speak on unusual happenings…

From the ground up

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