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50th Anniversary

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Town becomes brighter

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Electricity came to Lincolnton in 1903. My mother, Sally Baker Heavner, was only 7-years old and the memory of this was stamped in her brain. Oscar Shuford was living and working in Gastonia when J.T. McLean Sr. and his alderman voted to ask Shuford to come back to Lincolnton and…

Employees of the year

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Do you recognize the people in picture?

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The Lincoln County Historical Association – Lincoln County Museum of History seeks your help. In its possession are hundreds if not thousands of archival photos, many of them gifts from residents. Unfortunately, many of these photographs bear little, if any, identification, which is why your help is needed. Jason Harpe,…

Highway patrol training camp means business

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After a grueling week-long training, a high school senior has new respect for law enforcement. Matt Hovis, a student at West Lincoln High School, participated in a rigorous highway patrol training camp in Raleigh June 26 through July 1. “I just wanted to see if I could do it,” he…

Playing with the Memphis Sound

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Spending your summer with the Memphis Sound is like participating in extreme band camp. There are push ups and yelling. In fact, Rachel Dudley, a recent graduate of West Lincoln High School, threw up her first four rehearsals. Of course, she was required to run 20 minutes in the heat,…

Habitat house seeks an owner

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Habitat for Humanity volunteers are looking for the perfect family to move into a completed home in western Lincoln County. The four-bedroom, two-bath house is located on rural Alf Hoover Road and was completed in 2004. John Pagel, vice president of Habitat in Lincoln County, hopes to get the message…

Five generations

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Around Town 8/26/2005

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HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL There will be homecoming and revival at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Iron Station on Sunday. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Welchi Caldwell of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte will be the speaker. Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m., Rev. Doctor Lincoln…

LHS second county school to boast its own athletic trainer

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Lincolnton High School athletes now have someone new to fix their bumps and bruises. In conjunction with Lincoln Medical Center, the school has hired athletic trainer Sara Edwards. “It’s been good,” Edwards said. “The people have been very helpful.” Lincolnton High School is the second high school in the county…