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Three Lincoln County Rotary organizations gather for historic rendezvous past Monday

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For the first time ever, the three Lincoln County Rotary Clubs met together Monday in Lincolnton. The historic first happened at the First Baptist Church and was designed to give members of all three clubs – the Rotary Club of Lincolnton; the Rotary Club of Denver/Lake Norman; and the Rotary…

Beloved community figure remembered for humor, faith and love of education

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Since William Ryan “Pop” Shelton never met a stranger, most people in the west Lincoln community considered him a friend. “If he met you, and he didn’t know your name, he’d know all about you before he let you go,” said Lucille Shelton, his widow. Shelton, as he was most…

Former assistant principal now serving country in Iraq

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For most of people, the war in Iraq is only as close as their television sets allow. Lt. Col. Robbie Robbins, a former assistant principal at West Lincoln High School, however, is living it. The Forest City native, a reservist in the 108th Division based in Charlotte, has been in…

Singing, dancing and listening to stories

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Resource officer attends Hollywood ceremony

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Two weeks ago, Steven Baxter traded in his North Carolina school attire for a California tuxedo. On Jan. 15 the West Lincoln High School resource officer worked security at the 64th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony in Hollywood. “It was good to experience it,” Baxter said. “If I got the…

Unusual athletes need sponsors for sporting event

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Next month, Calvin Allison and his friend Jost will travel to Florida for a much-anticipated annual sporting event. It is not the Super Bowl, and Allison and Jost are not your average athletes. Allison is blind and Jost is his guide dog. The sporting event is the 21st annual Southeastern…

In Memory

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For Others

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Around Town 1/24/2007

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OPEN HOUSE Lincolnton High School will host a second semester open house 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 in the new gymnasium. Following a brief meeting, parents will be able to pick up their child’s report card and visit second semester teachers. For more information, call (704) 735-3089. CONCERT Tuckers Grove…

Jam session full of bluegrass, coffee and good conversation

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Familiar songs, uplifting music and an appreciative crowd have been added to First United Methodist Church’s regular group meeting of Coffee and Conversation. The morning bluegrass jam has grown in popularity since it first started three weeks ago. “The tunes they play, most of us remember from earlier times, and…