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`A` is for apple, as in an apple for teacher and an Apple Queen for students

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2005 Apple Queen Kristen Kinney (center) greets a table of Lincoln County elementary students, part of a group of approximately 30, who were honored for being some of the top readers in their schools. Chris Dean / LTN Photo 2005 Apple Queen Kristen Kinney and Lincoln County School superintendent Jim…

Expansion in the works

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Hof Textiles Inc., a supplier to Toyota, Honda, BMW and Mercedes, will expand their industrial park facility in Lincolnton. The $2,700,000 expansion at the Indian Creek Industrial Park will include more machinery and equipment. The company will add a nonwoven production line. “The new expansion will allow us to produce…

Facility recently purchased

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The Keith Corporation has purchased an existing industrial facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park. The facility, known as the Kawai building, is the Keith Corporation’s first establishment in the industrial park. Many other industries are located in the park including Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Distribution Center, Alpharma USPD and…

Around Town 5/20/2005

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SINGING PROGRAM Lovely Holy Temple Church will hold a singing program on May 21 at 5 p.m. Groups and choirs are invited to share the experience of worship and praise. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION The 10th Congressional District Democrats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Old Rock School, 400 W.…

4-H team scores win

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The Junior Explorer’s 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team received third place in the state WHEP competition on April 23. The competition was held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County. The team competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendation and habitat…

Bicycling groups take to the open road

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Sure bicyclists have great calf muscles and snazzy lycra shorts, but the sport’s real thrill is the ride. “The joys of bike riding have been expounded on by many poets and philosophers much greater than myself,” said Chafin Rhyne, owner of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe in downtown Lincolnton. That said, when…

Church faces financial woes

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New Life Christian Fellowship has found themselves with a dwindling membership, a $380,000 building and a financial crisis. “We believe we can build a church to the point that it’s self sustaining, but I don’t think that will happen quickly enough to save us from the bank,” said the Rev.…

Providing a space to start over

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There’s never a slow moment at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. There are always mouths to feed, families to help and to top it all off a $90,000 renovation to oversee. “We’re going to have total chaos for a couple of months,” said Susan Brymer, the executive director. The organization’s…

Upgrading graduation requirements discussed

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Slacking off senior year isn’t going to be an option anymore. The Lincoln County Board of Education curriculum committee discussed updating graduation requirements Monday night. “It will be hard on procrastinators,” said Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The new graduation requirements include passing the five End Of…

Hydrilla munchers released into lake

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Large minnows are busy munching on weeds in Lake Norman. On Monday morning, 3,000 grass carp were released into the lake to feast on hydrilla, the fast growing exotic aquatic weed that is invading the lake. When left unchecked the weed is capable of choking out entire coves. The 14-inch…