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His family eagerly awaits loved one’s return from Iraq

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It’s one thing to hear people with no connection to the war in Iraq voice their opinions on the subject. It’s something else entirely to hear from a mother whose son is actually over there risking his life everyday. That is the reality for Lincolnton mother Connie Sylva, whose son…

Still a topic of conversation

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Although it’s been more than a week since the Lincolnton Sportsman Club hosted its annual 4-H Fishing tournament, people continue to talk about what a wonderful time the children had. For many of the children, it was the first time they ever fished. (Above) Crystal Gates takes a look at…

Grand opening

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Beloved minister retires at 70

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The Rev. Fred Falls became a minister for a very simple reason. “I was called,” he said. A minister since 1962, Falls retired this month for an equally simple reason. “At age 70, it’s mandatory,” he said. His congregations at two churches – Crouse United Methodist Church and Pleasant Grove…

Ministry celebrates its 30th year of service

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(This is the first story in a series celebrating Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s 30th anniversary.) Through 30 years and three different locations, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County has maintained its original mission – to help the less fortunate. “Christian Ministry is God’s ministry,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. The…

Descendents try to save cemetery

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Plonk family descendents have found preserving the past a difficult task. The extended Plonk family hopes to raise $25,000 to purchase land surrounding a Crouse cemetery where their ancestors were buried. “We want to keep the cemetery in more or less the condition it’s been in for 200 years,” said…

Lincoln County Schools Top 10 – East Lincoln

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· Jessica Leigh Glenn, daughter of Jimmy and Crystal Glenn, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and major in biology. · Scott Brady, son of Joseph and Margaret Brady, plans to attend Purdue University’s college of engineering. He received a NROTC scholarship. · Phillip David…

Free concert Thursday

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town June 14 and everyone is invited. “One of the things we’d like to encourage is for people to make a party of it – bring their refreshments and lawn chairs,” said Adair Cantwell, publicity chairman of the Lincoln chapter of the North Carolina…

Lincoln County Schools Top Ten – Lincolnton

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· Madison Kathleen Lanier, daughter of Todd and Vera Lanier, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and major in business. She receive the Sylvia L. Holmes scholarship and is a Duke Energy Scholar. · Betty Renee Royster, daughter of Mitch and Martha Royster, plans to…

4-Hers take honors

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The Explorer’s 4-H Club Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team and Senior Team received second-place awards in the State WHEP competition on April 28. The competition was held at Howell Woods in Johnston County. They competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendations and habitat evaluation…