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50th Anniversary

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Colon and Betty Richard Sain of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 16. They were married by the Rev. Gordon Shrum at Bethel Baptist Church Parsonage in Lincolnton on March 16, 1957. They held an anniversary celebration at the Reeps Grove Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on March 18. Their…

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…

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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Report back on Rock Springs fire: intentional?

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DENVER – The fire that claimed four tents and damaged three others at the historic Rock Springs Campground may have been intentional, according to the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office. Test results from the state four months after the fire indicated a substance may have been used to start the…