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Donaldson named 2006 Realtor of year

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The 2006 Lincoln County Realtor of the Year stays busy as the owner/broker of ERA New Heritage Real Estate on N.C. 16 in Denver. Susan Donaldson recently received the award at the monthly meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors during the group’s monthly meeting in Lincolnton. Occasionally, her…

Twin brothers plan no-kill shelter in Lincoln County

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Mark and Will Adkins, owners of the Waterfront Group which operates in Knoxville, Tenn., plan to open the only no-kill animal shelter in Lincoln County. The $1.6 million Adkins Pet Center reflects the twins passion for animals and philanthropy. “We’ve always been animal people,” said Will Adkins. “We grew up…

East Lincoln Fire Department names Turner firefighter of year

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Mile Turner said it was his boyhood dream to be a fireman. As a child, he remembered traveling to the mountains, seeing the old Lucia – Riverbend Fire Department on old N.C. 16. As an adult, he and his wife, Sandra, moved to Gaston County in 1987. He put his…

Shelby downs Wolves

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Shelby downed Lincolnton Friday night 66-41 behind another strong effort from Lyndsey Montgomery. Montgomery scored 10 of her game-high 21 points in the third quarter in leading the Golden Lions. Tiera Sweezy complemented her with 11 points. Leading the Lady Wolves was Jessie Cline, who had 18 points and Brittney…

Tournament host and champion?

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Rebels finish in Top 10

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The West Lincoln Rebels are known for having a powerhouse wrestling program. Saturday, they added to the program’s lore with an eighth-place finish at the Tiger Classic held in Chapel Hill. With 35 teams coming in from all over the east coast and midwest, the Tiger Classic posed a stiff…

Ford’s words in 1974 ring just as true today in 2006

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It was a turbulent time in American politics, as those of us who lived it remember. Slightly more than two years after Richard M. Nixon had resoundingly crushed Democratic candidate George McGovern to win a second term of office, the 37th President of the United States was stepping down in…

Medical procedure opens up new world for recipient

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Judy Wooten was living with her husband on a military base in Germany when she received a call at 4 a.m. “Do you want this child that I’m getting ready to give birth to?” the woman asked her. Wooten, then 40, had adopted a baby girl, Erica, a year before.…

Obituaries 12/27/2006

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Alta Brackett Alta “Pat” Carpenter Brackett, 84, of Lincolnton, died Dec. 26, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton. Frances Cunningham Frances Ross Cunningham, 66, of 9 Bent Branch Court, Durham, died Dec. 22, 2006. Funeral service will be noon today in the S.T. Enloe chapel of…

Around Town 12/27/2006

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ENVIRONMENTAL COST SHARE FUNDS The Lincolnton office of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program at 115 W. Main St. Soil and Water Office. Contact Elton Barber (704) 736-8501. This program provides cost share funds to help producers protect their soil from erosion,…