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Feast celebrating 11 years

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George Harris laughs when he remembers how his wife, Mabel, asked him to attend the first Second Friday Feast. “Someone told us that it was starting and Mabel said I was going to go,” said George. That was 11 years ago, according to Mabel, who said they haven`t missed a…

Around Town 11/14/2005

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PRESENTATION The Lincoln Natural Resource Committee is hosting a presentation on changes that are occurring in the area concerning land cover which includes trees, open space, and urban area. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at the Senior Center on the Lincoln…

Remembering those who serve and served

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Ric Goodhue commander of American Legion Post #30 waved to the crowd as the parade wended its way. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Those who served during the Vietnam era were also a part of the tribute. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Veterans from several wars displayed their colors. Chris…

Scronce brothers ‘The Magnificent Seven’

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Many people are familiar with Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Saving Private Ryan.” It is believed the genesis of that film took its inspiration from a real-life occurrence during World War II, in which five brothers served in the same battalion and lost their lives in an attack at sea. In Lincoln…

Woman wins Amy Grant tickets after years of volunteer service

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While stopped at a red light, Gail Lineberger learned her years of volunteer work had won her free tickets to an Amy Grant concert. “I happened to have the radio on, so I heard Kathy talking about me,” Lineberger said. Kathy Vinzant, director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child…

Remembering life during war

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The life of Bill Carter is one steeped in war, love and history. The 85-year-old World War II veteran spent several years stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as a mess sergeant. Back surgery kept him out of the battle zone. A Lincolnton native, Carter entered the guard in…

World War I soldier’s letters of love kept safe by daughter

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It’s only sheets of paper — old, folded, crinkled with age, the ink fading. But to Mary Hoffman Heavner, those sheets of paper are more valuable than all the gold in Fort Knox. They are the 30 to 40 letters her father wrote her mother when he was a sailor…

Cotton candy cutie

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Around Town 11/11/2005

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a public, non-agenda meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from residents on any matter they would like to address. CHURCH BARBECUE Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297…

Area pets get quality care at the Maiden Small Animal Hospital

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MAIDEN – Since 1997, Dr. Kim Mitchell has owned up to having a wonderful position with a terrific company. The best part about her job is the thanks she gets from grateful clients. “It’s a great job,” said Mitchell. “I get a thousand kisses from my patients every day.” Mitchell,…