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Jeanne brings heavy winds, soaking rain

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Remnants of Hurricane Jeanne could bring wind gusts and flash flooding to Lincoln County today and Tuesday. A flood watch was issued for noon Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Piedmont. Forecasters predicted 2 to 5 inches of rain, flooding and gusts up to 40 mph. That could topple…

Fall Festival

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The town of High Shoals celebrated the onset of autumn Saturday with a fall festival. Children played at game booths provided by area churches, and festival-goers dug in to hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn. Caleb Propst got his face painted for fall by Crystal Caldwell. Saturday’s event was the…

Look at Lincoln

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Danny Surgeon of Lincolnton shows off this sweet potato whopper recently plucked from the Marvin Wilfong farm off Killian Road. It weighed in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Al Dozier / LTN Photo…

Around Town 9/27/2004

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MEET THE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR Patrick Ballantine, Republican candidate for Governor will meet and greet at the Lincoln County Republican Party Headquarters, 217 S. Academy Street on Friday, Oct. 1 at 9:15 a.m. HILL’S CHAPEL UMC CONFERENCE Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will be hosting a Proverbs 31 Ministry Women’s…

Look at Lincoln

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Asbury School science teacher Michael Watts is currently serving in the U.S. military as a platoon leader. Above is a picture of members of his platoon holding the Asbury School U.S. flag in Baghdad, Iraq. Watts communicates regularly with the staff and students of Asbury School. Contributed Photo…

Students get up-close look at Mother Nature

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Sixth-graders from across the county descended on Betty G. Ross Park Wednesday and Thursday for hands-on lessons in soil and water conservation. During the course of two days, sixth-graders from all four Lincoln County middle schools touched the rings of a tree, the antler of a deer and ran their…

St. James Fest to be held `rain or shine`

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Brochures for St. James Elementary School’s Fall Fest boldly announce that the festival will be held this Saturday “Rain or Shine.” After the canceling of last week’s Apple Festival, organizers of the Fall Fest hope to bring some of the business their way. “All those people who really want to…

LHS history marked by small town values

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Memorabilia from Lincolnton High School’s past, which spans 100 years, is on exhibit at the school’s library. Visitors can view footballs from championships, majorette boots, letter sweaters and diplomas from the turn of the century. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo (1st in a series) The history of Lincolnton High School…

Local growers compete in Rose show

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Everything will be coming up roses Saturday at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center in Kings Mountain. The annual Carolina District Rose Show will bring competitors from North Carolina and surrounding states to the center for the competition. Sis Shull and her husband Bill plan to bring…

Feathers Fly

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A tractor trailer carrying 4,800 chickens overturned on Buffalo Shoals Road on Tuesday. The driver, Robert Scism, lost control of the vehicle when coming around a curve on his way to a processing plant in Morganton. He has been charged with excessive speeding. Chickens that escaped from their coops during…