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Former minister files for appeal

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A former Lincoln County minister sentenced to 36 years in prison on Oct. 27 for sexually abusing three of his daughters has appealed the ruling. Ted Hendrix, 67, was a pastor at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver. He resigned in August 2003 after the accusations surfaced. Detective Dawn…

East Lincoln women talk politics

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East Lincoln now has a Democratic voice. The East Lincoln Democratic Women’s Group, a committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women, will start meeting regularly every fourth Tuesday of the month. The first official meeting will be Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter By-The-Lake Episcopal Church. “There are…

Shining Smile

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Anniversary Celebration

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Past and present employees of Lincoln Medical Center gathered Wednesday afternoon for the hospital’s 35th anniversary. Scrapbooks and archives were displayed, and a video played, showing growth of the hospital over the years. (Above) Dr. John Gamble talked with Carolyn Smith, RN, while (right) Lydia Clark with support services handed…

Tax officials say property value listed correctly

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County tax officials said proper procedure was followed when a home that sold for nearly $170,000 was valued at $46,281. Resident Terry Peeler ran an advertisement in the Monday edition of the Lincoln Times-News questioning the valuation of a home owned by Bryan and Teresa Huitt. The information in the…

5K Run/Walk planned

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The second Annual Abernethy Automotive December Dash 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hospice of Lincoln County will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. Walkers and runners interested in participating can download an application at Abernethy’s Web site: www.abernethyadvantage.com Applications are also available at City of Lincolnton offices, Data Imaging & Associatins,…

Is this it? — No says grill, IT`S still standing strong

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Rumors that It’s Drive-In Grill is shutting down are false. “I have heard that we have been sold to Pizza Hut and Cracker Barrel,” said owner, Steve Gibson. “We haven’t sold it.” In fact, Gibson said that they are not thinking about shutting down anytime soon. With many of the…

Country stores offer down home gifts for the holidays

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West Lincoln holds hidden treasures for holiday shoppers hoping to give unique gifts with a homegrown feel. Stores offer pillows stitched with the American flag, birdhouses with painted on sunflowers and a plethora of John Deere merchandise. At Knob Creek Orchard Fresh Farm Market, John Deere products are their biggest…

Vineyard brings wine to west Lincoln

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Want to improve your health? Drink more wine. This is Larry Cagle Jr. and Sr.’s advice for a longer life. Red wine made from muscadine grapes are very good for the body due to the high level of antioxidants, dietary fiber and ellagic acid. The wine also boasts no saturated…

Postal employees in tight space

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VALE — Employees at the Vale branch of the U.S. Post Office spend their mornings sorting and carting mail in cramped quarters. The lack of space inside and outside of the building continues to be an issue, said Postmaster Meredith Queen. “The territory is growing, and we don’t have room…