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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…

Community leaders take on meth-labs

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Community leaders are working on plans to fight the spread of methamphetamines in Lincoln County. “I’m sure everybody knows it’s probably already here, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds,” said Tony Carpenter, a supervisor at the Department of Social Services. “It’s going to be a much bigger problem than…

Ruby Sigmon recalls LHS classes of 1928

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Ruby Finger Sigmon, one of Lincolnton High School’s oldest living graduates, sits in a chair in her living room after reminiscing about the good old days. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo (2nd in a series) Ruby Finger Sigmon of Lincolnton High’s class of 1928 lives in a neatly kept white…

Lincoln losing obstetricians

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Costly insurance takes toll In less than two weeks women in Lincoln County will have the option of obstetricians severely limited. Instead of having two physicians to choose from locally, there will be only one, Dr. John Chang. Dr. Bernice Redmond, who has been practicing gynecology and obstetrics in Lincolnton…

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…

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…

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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…