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Updated Maps Now Available

Getting lost in Lincoln County is becoming a lot harder. The Lincoln Economic Development Association recently received a shipment of new, updated Lincoln County maps. The first version of the map, printed in 2002, was the first updated county map in about five years, said Rhonda Hunter, LEDA’s office manager. “This is the most comprehensive map that’s been done in Lincoln County,” Hunter said. After handing out the maps and selling them at local convenience stores, LEDA officials asked for suggestions and additions. They’ve spent the last year compiling that information to include on the new maps. The biggest change to the newest installment is the addition of subdivision names, Hunter said. And Lincoln County’s newest roads were also added to the maps. The maps also include boat ramps, emergency service bases, golf courses, hospitals, industrial parks, libraries, marinas, parks, post offices, shopping centers and other points of interest. The Lincoln Cultural Center is shown on the front of the maps. Last year, the courthouse was chosen. Highlighting the two local landmarks also falls in line with the Downtown Development Association’s landmark collection, which features miniature replicas of well known area buildings, Hunter said. The new maps will eventually be sold at convenience stores throughout the county that offered the previous version. Older maps will be switched out for new ones as stock runs out. They will also be on sale at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce office at 101 E. Main Street in Lincolnton. The cost is $3.95. In the past, several different county maps have circulated throughout the area. Hunter hopes the current version will be a uniform tool for residents and visitors. “We’re trying to get the whole county on the same map,” Hunter said.