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Boy comes to the rescue of elderly next-door neighbor

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Burly Gene Terres is like an adoptive grandparent to eight-year old Johnathan Carpenter. Carpenter would help the 74-year old mow grass, bush hog, rake leaves, paint, and cut down trees. Last Monday, Carpenter helped Terres with a different task — saving Terres’ life. Carpenter had come home from school that…

`A` is for apple, as in an apple for teacher and an Apple Queen for students

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2005 Apple Queen Kristen Kinney (center) greets a table of Lincoln County elementary students, part of a group of approximately 30, who were honored for being some of the top readers in their schools. Chris Dean / LTN Photo 2005 Apple Queen Kristen Kinney and Lincoln County School superintendent Jim…

Expansion in the works

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Hof Textiles Inc., a supplier to Toyota, Honda, BMW and Mercedes, will expand their industrial park facility in Lincolnton. The $2,700,000 expansion at the Indian Creek Industrial Park will include more machinery and equipment. The company will add a nonwoven production line. “The new expansion will allow us to produce…

Facility recently purchased

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The Keith Corporation has purchased an existing industrial facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park. The facility, known as the Kawai building, is the Keith Corporation’s first establishment in the industrial park. Many other industries are located in the park including Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Distribution Center, Alpharma USPD and…

Around Town 5/20/2005

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SINGING PROGRAM Lovely Holy Temple Church will hold a singing program on May 21 at 5 p.m. Groups and choirs are invited to share the experience of worship and praise. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION The 10th Congressional District Democrats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Old Rock School, 400 W.…

4-H team scores win

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The Junior Explorer’s 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team received third place in the state WHEP competition on April 23. The competition was held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County. The team competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendation and habitat…

Special Delivery

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Lincoln retirees bound for Colorado, western adventures

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Nancy and Steve Hoyle may be the envy of their neighborhood. They live in Nancy’s family homeplace in a comfortable house with a beautiful interior finished in warm wood tones. The outdoors are lush with large shade trees, green shrubs and many blooming plants. The yard is expansive, with plenty…

Upgrading graduation requirements discussed

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Slacking off senior year isn’t going to be an option anymore. The Lincoln County Board of Education curriculum committee discussed updating graduation requirements Monday night. “It will be hard on procrastinators,” said Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The new graduation requirements include passing the five End Of…

Hydrilla munchers released into lake

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Large minnows are busy munching on weeds in Lake Norman. On Monday morning, 3,000 grass carp were released into the lake to feast on hydrilla, the fast growing exotic aquatic weed that is invading the lake. When left unchecked the weed is capable of choking out entire coves. The 14-inch…