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‘Loss of words’ never a problem for Guy McIntosh

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In these chaotic and uncertain times, it is not uncommon to hear citizens voicing their dissatisfaction with government, politics and often this country in general. What is less common, however, is seeing a person actually trying to do his or her part to change those things that warrant criticism. Guy…

50th Anniversary

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Donald Lee Beal and Katherine Dellinger Beal celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec 22. They were married in 1956. The couple has two children, Greg Beal and wife Stepha-nie, and Rex Beal and wife Stephanie Fowler. They have two grandsons, Gaige and Kole, and another on the way. The couple celebrated…

West Lincoln High School winners

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Around Town 12/29/2006

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GOSPEL SINGING Plains View Baptist Church, Fallston, will be having a New Year’s eve gospel concert starting 8 p.m. and running until midnight. The group, Providence, which hails from Shelby, will be singing. All are welcome. MIDNIGHT SERVICES Howards Creek Baptist Church will hold Midnight Services from 8 p.m. –…

Checkpoints in force New Year’s weekend

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In an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the New Year holiday, local and state officials will set up several check points across the area. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department will enforce the “Booze-it & Lose-it” campaign. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and patrol…

Hospice seeking volunteers from number of activities, age ranges

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People occasionally ask Hospice of Lincoln County volunteers how they can be comfortable spending time with patients nearing the end of their lives. They happily respond that they receive more than they give and find their experiences to be personally satisfying and enriching. Providing companionship to patients adds to an…

Chamber promotional items now available

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(Top photo) The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has new postcards available for 50 cents each. (Bottom photo) President Ken Kindley and administrative assistant Lisa Wallace check out the new postcards. Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo What is seven inches long, five inches wide and is in such demand the…

Burn victim has merry Christmas

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In July, Colton Adams, 1, suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to his face after he was involved in a kitchen accident involving bacon grease. “I can’t think of a worse hell than watching that baby – it was like watching his face melt,” said Marla Adams, Colton’s mother, who…

Union VFD provided a merry Christmas for area children

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With the help of the Union Fire Department, children in the west Lincoln area received bicycles for Christmas. Fire fighters donated bicycles to families through the Bikes-for-Tykes program, which began at the Hickory Fire Department. “We’ve been doing it since back in the ’70s,” said Captain Gary Stevenson with the…

Around Town 12/27/2006

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ENVIRONMENTAL COST SHARE FUNDS The Lincolnton office of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program at 115 W. Main St. Soil and Water Office. Contact Elton Barber (704) 736-8501. This program provides cost share funds to help producers protect their soil from erosion,…