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`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…

Residents voice concerns over roads, traffic

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Residents in east Lincoln voiced their concerns and frustrations Thursday over traffic and road problems. Approximately 100 residents who came to a meeting of the East Lincoln Betterment Association to learn more about some of the ongoing projects. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Recreation Center. Questions were…

Strawberry Festival

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(Above) Emily FitzPatrick pets Gahndi the Savanna Monitor lizard held by Dr. Robert Mittan at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival held at East Lincoln High School Saturday. (Right) Crowds line up to buy strawberries from Lineberger’s Strawberries. The 20th annual festival was held at East Lincoln High School. Chris Dean…

Lake Calendar

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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Education and Recruitment Committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet May 24 at the parish hall of St. Peter by the Lake. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. REPUBLICAN WOMEN The East Lincoln Republican Women will meet May 24 at Fairfield United Methodist Church…

Around Town 5/18/2005

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REVIVAL Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church will hold revival services beginning May 22 at 6 p.m. and continuing May 23 through the 26 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dale Angel will be the guest evangelist. The church is located on 318 West Ballard St. For more information please call (704) 435-6934.…

Lincolnton man attends Sunday school 22 years without a miss

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During the past 22 years, a 91-year old Lincolnton man has attended Sunday School class every single week, even when bedridden in a hospital. “That’s the best part of the week,” said Berlie Dellinger of going to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. “That’s when you try to learn more about…

50th Anniversary

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Clarence Hughes Reep Jr. and Shirley Pauline Reep of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6. They have five children, Vicky Goins, Kenneth Reep, Eddie Reep, Eric Reep and Alyece Ward; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will hold a reception at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall…

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…