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Half a century later, he’s still in the pulpit

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As a young man called to preach, Charles “Benny” Ingle was told “If you can do anything else, don’t become a reverend.” After 50 years as a pastor, Ingle has come to realize there’s nothing else he can do, even though he admits the job is a difficult one. “You…

50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ledford of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2005. The celebration was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale and was hosted by their family: daughter Bobbi Watson and her daughter Anna and daughter Suzanne Parris, her husband Rick and their children Zach…

Around Town 1/27/2006

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CRAFT, HOT DOG, BAKE SALE The Mission Team at Crouse United Methodist Church, N.C. 150, Crouse, is sponsoring a Valentine Gift and Bridal Accessories Craft Sale featuring local crafters from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. The church’s youth group will be selling hot dogs and baked goods with proceeds…

It`s a real gas

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While for many the smell of propane gas may at least make people nauseous and at most signal a greater problem, such as a gas leak, for Terry Rudisill of Denver, propane means a living. That’s a living for his wife, Vickie, and the couple’s three children; Trevor, 18; Lance,…

Auxiliary club raffles off high-priced items

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Without its auxiliary club, the West Lincoln Branch Library would not exist. The organization raised funds, spoke to commissioners and made its message known — west Lincoln needs its own library. “They’ve worked so hard since the beginning,” said Selena Keever, branch supervisor. Because of the group’s persistence, the library…

Speed Demon

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Lady Rebels prove themselves

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Many people thought this would be a rebuilding year for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels. But head coach Jaime Honbaier and company had other plans. They wouldn’t settle for rebuilding. They were thinking playoffs. Thanks to strong senior leadership and the standout play of freshman Kayda Caldwell, that’s a very…

Local man remembered for cooking, country music

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The very first of Whitey Hartman’s 19 fish camps was in west Lincoln. Known for its great food and country music, it had people lining up outside the door. “He had a love for country music, and he knew about all of them up in Nashville,” said Harold Hartman, Whitey’s…

Enthusiasts

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Around Town 1/25/2006

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ELECTION Gaston Community Action will hold election for a board member to represent the low-income residents in the Lincoln County area of Gaston Community Action, Lincoln County Division. The meeting will be held at Creative Travel, 2002 E. Main Street in Lincolnton at 6 p.m. on Thursday. All low-income adults…