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East Lincoln Fire Department names Turner firefighter of year

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Mile Turner said it was his boyhood dream to be a fireman. As a child, he remembered traveling to the mountains, seeing the old Lucia – Riverbend Fire Department on old N.C. 16. As an adult, he and his wife, Sandra, moved to Gaston County in 1987. He put his…

Twin brothers plan no-kill shelter in Lincoln County

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Mark and Will Adkins, owners of the Waterfront Group which operates in Knoxville, Tenn., plan to open the only no-kill animal shelter in Lincoln County. The $1.6 million Adkins Pet Center reflects the twins passion for animals and philanthropy. “We’ve always been animal people,” said Will Adkins. “We grew up…

60th Anniversary

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Fifth generation

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The big raffle winners are U.S. veterans

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Firefighters prepare

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Elmores to celebrate their 60th anniversary

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Lee and Madeline Elmore will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Christmas day. They were married at Madeline’s parents’ home on Dec. 25, 1946. Lee is the son of the late Lee and Ola Elmore and Madeline’s parents were the late Frank and Elizabeth Sain. The families lived in Lincolnton. Both…

Christian Ministry donation

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Local teen takes spot on council

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When examining the life of Britney Lingerfelt, it’s no surprise the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault selected her as one of only 18 Youth Advisory Board members. “She’s grown up around the shelter, and she’s seen the things that have happened to people,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, the executive director…

Most Valuable Teacher Banquet

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Lincoln County Schools, in conjunction with Piedmont Natural Gas, honored eight educators Monday at its Most Valuable Teacher banquet. Among those recognized were: Retired LHS foreign language teacher Kay Barefoot, who laughs as her student sponsor, Madison Lanier reads her essay. Chris Dean / LTN Photo WLHS teacher Ken Hilderbran…