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Winter storm strands travelers

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Traffic on Interstate 95 in Wilson and Nash counties picked up again early Monday after stretches of ice from the winter storm prompted hundreds of motorists to spend the night in hotel lobbies and a shelter. More than a half-foot of snow fell in portions of…

Bright Sight

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A lit up nativity scene is just part of the spectacle created off of Aspen Street in Lincolnton. A mobile home also boasts archways of lights, Santa on the roof and music. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

NLHS band has successful 2nd year

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The North Lincoln High School “Band of Knights” completed a successful second year of competition in under the direction of Neil Underwood. The band has had many successes and is making a bid to become one of the top high school marching bands in North Carolina. The “Band of Knights”…

Kids up to 8 now require restraints

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A new state law will send some kids back to car booster seats. The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2005, will require kids who are 8 years old or younger or weigh 80 pounds or less to be in some type of child restraint. This includes booster seats. The…

History calendar released

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has released its 2005 calendar. The 2005 edition is the Association’s 16th calendar since 1990 and contains another set of historical photographs from Lincoln County’s past. Representing Lincolnton, east Lincoln and west Lincoln, the photographs cover topics like early education, mill villages, conservation projects, social…

Kids prove they care

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It takes a lot of dedication to lick 700 card filled envelopes and travel the county to place every single one in the hands of a rest home resident. “We thought it would be nice to give everyone something at Christmas,” said Megan Avery, an 11-year-old Love Memorial Elementary School…

Five generations welcome soldier home

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Five generations sat together at Ramseur’s Sandwich Shop on Tuesday morning celebrating Christmas and fawning over the newest addition to the family. Ages ranged from 85-year-old Grady Abernathy to two-month-old Sydney Grace Hudson, the daughter of Shannon Hudson and her soldier husband, Shane. “It’s special because it was her first…

Seasonal scenes provide an eye full

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A dedicated group of people make sure to keep Lincoln County festive during the holidays. Inflatable snowman, life size creches and a plethora of Christmas lights fill up neighborhood yards. Those who created the most impressive scenes have put a lot of time, money and labor into their decorations, and…

50th Anniversary

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Dean and Bonnie Brackett of Vale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. They have two children, Renee Brackett of Vale and Tonja McDonald of Huntersville. They have a granddaughter, Meagan McDonald of Huntersville. The family will celebrate with a Caribbean cruise.…

Holiday sounds from Elvis

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Steve Austin puts an Elvis spin on the Lincolnton Rotary Club’s Christmas program Monday with a rendition of Blue Christmas. He and his wife Shauna also provided some more serious songs of the holidays. Also providing entertainment were Stephen Starnes, Gaye Howard and Page Rice. Al Dozier / LTN PHoto…