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Woman who loves all things western finds sisters in spirit

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A good Western shows life at its simplest – the cowboy in a white hate fighting the cad in a black hat, good versus evil clearly drawn out. “They were our heroes, and the good guys always won, unlike nowadays,” said Evelyn Miller of Pumpkin Center. As a child, Miller…

Volunteers needed by local Red Cross

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The American Red Cross, an organization that has helped needy people in crisis for over a century, has a need itself — volunteers. “We always need more volunteers,” said Louann Freshour, Lincoln County chapter executive director. “We could not provide the services we provide without volunteers.” According to the Red…

Riverwalk residents sound off

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While hot dogs and hamburgers sizzled on the grill and Riverwalk Apartment residents and community members enjoyed the warm sunshine and pool during the complex’s open house this past Saturday, some residents voiced concerns about the proposed Aston Properties development next to Wal-Mart on N.C. 73. The specific concern is…

Big Catfish

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Local youths advance to state finals in casting kids competition

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Two qualifying sessions were held recently at Dick’s Sporting goods in Hickory for the Nationwide Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society’s (B.A.S.S.) Casting Kids competion Winners in the first session were Ian Roper from Hickory in the 7 – 10-year-old group and Mason Baker from Hickory in the 11 – 14-year-old class.…

Around Town 6/21/2006

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REEP REUNION The 16th national Reep Family Association Reunion will take place July 7 – 9. Registration begins 5 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Comfort Inn in Lincolnton. On Saturday, registration and activities will take place from 9 a.m. – noon at the Lincoln Senior Center, formerly Lincolnton High…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST E.C. Beatty will provide music for July’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, 10 a.m. July 14. Cost is $6 per person and includes the tip. Reservations must be made by Sunday, July 9. For more information, call Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. SAFETY FAIR Westport Body Shop,…

Local debutantes step out in style

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Gone are the days when presentation at a Debutante Ball meant that women were prepared for marriage, but it still stands as a long-honored tradition for many families. Six local young women participated in the 60th annual Western Carolina Debutante Ball held Saturday, June 17, at Cleveland Community College. Sponsored…

Next stop – kindergarten!

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Nutrition employees receive honors

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The Child Nutrition Department of Lincoln County Schools recognized employees for their dedication to the job of providing “nutritious and delicious” meals to the students of Lincoln County May 16. Barbara Wood, manager at Love Memorial Elementary School, was selected as Lincoln County’s Child Nutrition Manager of the Year. Her…