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Principal puckers up to pig

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At the sight of a squealing baby pig, a school full of children let out squeals of their own. The seven-week old piglet stood nervously surrounded by children. Suddenly, he was picked up and given a shower of kisses from North Brook Elementary School’s principal, Donald Welch. “I thought it…

Becoming healthy, wealthy and wise

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Participants in the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Senior Health and Fitness Day learned that total health means more than just eating your vegetables. It’s also important to get regular check ups, exercise, socialize and eat the right balance of food. “With age we develop so many problems along the way,”…

New park progressing

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Plans for starting work on the new park in west Lincoln County are on hold until officials find out about two grants. The Recreation Commission has applied for two grants, said Erma Deen Hoyle, director of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation department. One from the Parks and Recreation Trust…

Around Town 5/27/2005

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YARD SALE Faith Olive Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Carpet Warehouse Outlet, at the intersection of N.C. 10 and N.C. 18 in Vale. Hot dogs and baked goods will be available. For more information call 704-516-9188. BUSY…

New playhouse for Amy`s House children

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Amy’s House now has a second home. A brand new, freshly painted playhouse sits in the backyard of the women’s shelter, courtesy of Lincoln Leadership. “This little house is a little kid’s dream,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of Amy’s House. The group, which is organized by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…

Golden Girl Scouts

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Travels throughout county reveal rural post office

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In earlier times of the 20th century, mail delivery was made twice a day as the envelope (above) shows, with an 8 a.m. postmark. The deserted building (right) at one time was the Seagletown post office. Contributed / LTN Photo In past years there were several Post Offices on the…

Lincolnton’s old depot —
Union soldiers used old train station for base

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The WC&R Railroad (Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford) came to Lincolnton in the late 1860s. Prior to that, the company erected a combination passenger and freight station on South Oak and East Water Streets. The station was located on the south side of East Water Street, across from the south side…

With gratitude and thanks

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Residents concerned about safety, lack of pedestrian-friendly streets

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East Lincoln residents voiced their concerns on the lack of pedestrian-friendly streets in Denver and plans on the existing and the new N.C. 16 at a transportation meeting Thursday night. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Community Center. Residents looked over several maps that were brought in —…