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Grants boost school libraries, thousands of new books replace old volumes

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Joshua Hall, a North Brook Elementary School student, reads one of the new books he wants to check out. His school, along with Rock Springs Elementary, Union Elementary and West Lincoln High School received large grants to go toward new books. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News North Brook Elementary School’s…

Local talent takes to the stage this weekend

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Local talent will take to the stage this weekend at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For the third year the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition will offer cash awards to area singers. The weekend of music will begin Friday night at 7:30 with An Old Fashioned Variety Show in the reception hall of…

Former pastor faces sex charges

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The former pastor of an eastern Lincoln County church was arrested on sex charges last week in Yadkin County. The Rev. Ted Eugene Hendrix, 65, of Denver is charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, incest and crime against nature, according to police Chief Tim Parks of the Yadkinville Police…

Searching for the right words

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Ashley Huffman searches for a book to check out at North Brook Elementary School’s library. Her school will receive thousands of new books due to a grant from the Library Services and Technology Association. See the full story on page one. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News…

World tour

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Brian Hawkins, originally from Lincolnton, visited Vietnam during an around the world tour. While there he befriended a young girl and eventually bought a hat from her. A 1991 graduate of Lincolnton High School, he reside in Moran, Wyo. where he works with troubled youth in a Wilderness Camp. He…

Welcome Garcia

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It’s a breath of fresh air, even if it’s tinted with tortilla chips. The official announcement came last week from R.W. Garcia Company. The tortilla chip maker will occupy a graded shell building site already waiting for a prospect in Lincoln County Industrial park. The company plans to invest $4.6…

Obituaries 3/10/2004

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George Sigmon MAIDEN — George Freeman Sigmon “Tot”, 70, of 511 W. Finger St., died March 7, 2004. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born in Catawba County, he was a…

Delayed response questioned Little left of large lake home after fire

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Jenny Walling/ Lincoln Times-News A fire last Wednesday morning gutted a $1.7 million dollar home in Iredell County. An east Lincoln fire chief believes dependence on volunteer firefighters may have been the cause of a 25-minute response time. An 8,808 square-foot Lake Norman home in south Iredell County was gutted…

Female philanthropy Women’s ministry to provide support, help

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Jenny Walling/ Lincoln Times-News Susan Harold and Shellie Voncannon put up flyers to advertise the Women’s Ministry at Westport Baptist Church. Harold is hoping to reach out to women who are in need, especially those who are abused. Shellie Voncannon is speechless as she sits and remembers how her life…

Music organ business puts hype in pipes

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Jenny Wallling/ Lincoln Times-News Eric Molenaar works on what soon will be an organ in the assembly room. His father worked for Cornel Zimmer’s father and Molenaar wanted to follow in his footsteps. Cornel Zimmer walks around his organ shop and points out the different rooms where stages of constructing…