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Before there was a train there was a tram

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In the early 1800s, the iron makers were having quite a bit of difficulty getting their products to market. David Smith knew of this problem. He and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Gottfried Arndt, were closely associated with many of these iron makers. David purchased a tract of land…

Discovery uncovers treasure trove of Lincolnton`s past

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Uncovering history can often be a matter of luck. Sometimes people notice a cave that leads to King Tut’s tomb or trip over a dinosaur bone. Billy Clippard Jr. recently had that luck of uncovering history through chance. The city recently condemned the old Crowell hospital. Ralph Carpenter had bought…

Around Town 6/24/2005

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MEDICARE PROGRAM Cooperative Extension’s Sr. Health Insurance Information Program counselors and representatives from Social Security will be presenting an informative program pertaining to the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, which begins January 1, 2006. An Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs is being mailed to millions of…

And They Call It Puppy Love

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Educating through instruments

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Singing songs, tapping feet and playing music can have a lasting effect on a child. Sharon Atkinson, owner of Amazing Grace Studios in Lincolnton, believes that children who are educated with music are calm, balanced, well mannered and good students. “Children who have music early in life are good listeners,…

Free wheelchairs available

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The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes electric wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk, cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home and who meet additional guidelines for the…

Hopes high lower spaying, neutering costs will reduce number of unwanted pets

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“Roscoe” Hunter, one of the dogs being picked up from the clinic eagerly awaits the return of his family while (bottom left) Stormie Raines gets plenty of grateful “kisses” from “Squeaky.” Definitely not looking to pleased with having been fixed was (bottom right) “Chance” Reinhardt. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Doing good for heart, body and soul

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Fish Fry!

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People turned out in droves for the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s famous East Lincoln fish fry that took place Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lakewood subdivision. The event, billed as a chance to network, was deemed a success. In addition to “the best fish in town,”…

8-year old Denver girl names library`s bear

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His name is Forrest the bear. He stands seven feet tall at the side of the walking trail at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library. Since the end of April, the bear has been waiting for a name so that he could be issued a library card. Children under the…