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Woman wins Amy Grant tickets after years of volunteer service

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While stopped at a red light, Gail Lineberger learned her years of volunteer work had won her free tickets to an Amy Grant concert. “I happened to have the radio on, so I heard Kathy talking about me,” Lineberger said. Kathy Vinzant, director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child…

Remembering life during war

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The life of Bill Carter is one steeped in war, love and history. The 85-year-old World War II veteran spent several years stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as a mess sergeant. Back surgery kept him out of the battle zone. A Lincolnton native, Carter entered the guard in…

World War I soldier’s letters of love kept safe by daughter

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It’s only sheets of paper — old, folded, crinkled with age, the ink fading. But to Mary Hoffman Heavner, those sheets of paper are more valuable than all the gold in Fort Knox. They are the 30 to 40 letters her father wrote her mother when he was a sailor…

Cotton candy cutie

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Around Town 11/11/2005

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a public, non-agenda meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from residents on any matter they would like to address. CHURCH BARBECUE Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297…

Around Town 11/9/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING Cornerstone Church, 411 E. Main St., Maiden, will feature Southern Gospel singing group “The Greenes” at 6 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a love offering. YARD SALE A big indoor yard and hot dog sale will be held 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday at Messiah…

’Tis almost the season

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Senior education

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Pianist combines music and humor

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Blame the “Emile-appeal.” Wherever comedic pianist Emile Pandolfi goes, there are bound to be groupies. “He does have a diehard group of followers, kind of like the Grateful Dead,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association, which is organizing the event. These fans have been ordering tickets…

East Lincoln residents hear more about ordinance

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At the East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting Thursday night, the some 20 people in attendance heard about the proposed Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance that could change the way property is developed in Lincoln County. Kelly Atkins, director of Building and Land Development for the county, said commissioners are pressured to…