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Cookbook selected as ‘Best of the best’

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“A Feast of Tradition” has been a popular cookbook at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton for years, but it will now reach a wider audience. Selected recipes from the cookbook have been included in the recently published “Best of the Best from North Carolina Cookbook: Selected Recipes from North…

86th birthday

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Around Town 3/23/2007

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YARD SALE/BAKE SALE Lincoln County Moose Lodge, 517 N. Poplar St., will be hosting a yard and bake sale 8 a.m. – noon Saturday. Clothing, eatingware, chainsaws and miscellaneous merchandise will be available, as well as cakes and pies. VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON Reepsville Baptist Church in Vale will hold a Volunteers…

Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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ABCs: Never too late to learn

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With the help of a dedicated teacher, Odell Hester of Lincolnton learned to read at the age of 72. “People told me, ‘It will open up a whole new world for you,’” Hester said. “I didn’t know what they meant, but now I do.” Hester enrolled in Gaston College in…

Historian makes history herself

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Born in Charlotte in 1887, Addie Grier Barineau grew up to become a principal, historian and beloved community figure. Her young life, however, was difficult. “Addie Grier was a sickly child, and they thought she would die,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County’s historical coordinator. At the age of 2, her…

Feast celebrates milestone

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The March meeting of Wayne’s Second Friday Feast took on somber tones for co-organizer Celia Deese. It marked the 10th anniversary of the death of her brother and feast founder, Wayne Griffin. “He conducted the feast for 18 months before he died of congestive heart failure,” said Deese. She remembered…

Houseboat, dogs aid in final days of search

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DENVER — Rescuers searching for 35-year-old Sean Larkins on Lake Norman are getting a little unlikely help from a houseboat and dogs. The 80-foot-long houseboat is part of Championship Yacht Charters and can hold up to 120 passengers. Now, however, the houseboat has a real purpose; rescuing the rescuers. Owner…