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Spotlight — I-Care programs helping youths prepare

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Poverty is an enormous problem in many communities in this country, and Lincolnton is no exception. Thankfully, at least one organization is doing its part to help those living in poverty find ways to improve their lives. A community action agency based in Statesville, I-Care, Inc. serves to assist low…

A mix of old, new

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When asked what his new store on the corner of N.C. 27 East and N.C. 150 offers, Kurt Heafner responds “What doesn’t it offer?” It’s a fair question. The Market General Store has a wide variety of unrelated items – soap and Strawberry Shortcake stickers, antique dishware and new clothes,…

Fallston restaurant fast becoming a favorite

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Drive to Fallston and you will notice several new businesses cropping up in the decidedly rural community. Recently, a new pharmacy, doctor’s office and car wash have opened, as well as a Dollar General store. Also new to the area is a restaurant called GiGi’s. John and Carol Miller, owners…

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ an unexpected education

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For the North Lincoln High School drama program, this year’s musical is somewhat a break from “tradition.” The school will present Joseph Stein’s “Fiddler On the Roof” March 8-11 in the school auditorium. “This is one of the masterpieces in theater; the students need to be exposed to this,” said…

Friends through war and peace

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The Korean War brought the group of friends together, but during their monthly breakfast together, the veterans prefer to discuss other things. “We talk about how we’d like to be back 20-years-old again,” said Jack Hull, a veteran. They also discuss who’s been sick, who has the biggest tomatoes, and…

Woman doctor made history

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Born on a Lincolnton plantation in 1882, Connie M. Guion, M.D. grew up to become known as the dean of women doctors in the United States. “She revolutionized medicine,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County Historical Coordinator. Guion is the only woman recognized with a historical marker in Lincoln County, and…

Around Town 2/28/2007

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MEETING Iron Station and Iron Station South will hold a Democrat Precinct meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at Ironton Presbyterian Church, beside the Iron Station Post Office. GOSPEL SINGING Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road will host a gospel singing 7 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature the group “Real Faith.”…

Tugging at the harp strings

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Bronn and Katherine Journey will fill the Lincoln Cultural Center with the music of angels this Sunday. “Everyone loves the harp,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association. “That’s why they play it in heaven.” Harpist Bronn Journey and his soprano wife, Katherine Journey, will perform a…

Duke Energy donates to 2007 United Way drive

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Residents, county leaders talk treatment plant capacity

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(Left photo) Lincoln County manager Stan Kiser prepared to answer a question during a meeting of the East Lincoln Betterment Association in Denver. (Right photo) County commission chairman Tom Anderson (left) and public works director Steve Gilbert presented facts on the East Lincoln Sewer District. Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo…