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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would incorporation be good or bad for east Lincoln County? Nancy Cowan, Westport: “Yes. I feel we’re are not getting enough support in this end of the county.” Vivian Roggensack, Alexis: “It would just be a good thing all around for everybody. I think it would benefit the economy around…

Farmers Market opens Saturday

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This Saturday, the Lincoln County Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. under the shade of its new shelter at 225 W. Water St. in downtown Lincolnton. Farmers and customers alike will be delighted with this improved venue. Sharp garden tools and kitchen knives are essential parts of enjoying local…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA special luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host a large networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Verdict Ridge County Club in Denver. Duke Energy will provide the guest speaker. Cost is $20 at the door. An RSVP is required. Call (704) 483-4837. DABA Coffee Connection…

Actors needed for murder mystery

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild is searching for 11 actors to round out the cast of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “And Then There Were None.” “It’s a whodunit. People love whodunits, and Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ is just a classic,” said Sherre DeMao, president of the guild. Auditions…

Coming Up

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n Vote informed: With primaries approaching May 6, the East Lincoln Betterment Association Thursday will give voters a chance to get to know commissioner candidates and the issues at its annual election forum. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. n Rudy, Rudy! See…

Escapee shoots self in standoff

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Stacy Clinton, an inmate who fled a work site April 10, is back in custody after a three-hour standoff Tuesday with authorities. M.L. Paysour, superintendent with the Gaston Correctional Center, said that officers located Clinton, 27, after talking to several of his family and friends. Clinton barricaded himself inside a…

Park concession work starts soon

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It’s been about three years since the restrooms and concession stand at Betty G. Ross Park were destroyed by an act of arson. Now, the facility is close to being rebuilt. “Our plans are to put it back in the original spot,” City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Director Ritchie…

Green space protection expands

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By 2030, half of all Lincoln County’s open space will be gone. And nowhere is that land loss expected to spread faster than in eastern Lincoln County. Roughly four to seven acres a day are forecast for development countywide during the next 22 years, according to growth models by the…

Denver now a location for early voters

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For the first time, voters in east Lincoln County will have a chance to vote early without having to drive to Lincolnton. One-stop voting sites will be open at the East Lincoln Community Recreation Center in Denver beginning April 26 in advance of the fast-approaching May 6 primary elections. “This…