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Crop Walk

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Some 196 walkers participated Saturday in Lincolnton’s annual CROP Walk for hunger. Volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 276 (left to right) Sarah Cline, Kelly Branton and Savannah Costner provide water for the Crop Walk at the St. Luke’s Methodist Church check point Saturday. Initial donations totaled approximately $4,600, according to…

Horse lovers flock to fair

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Event held at future equestrian park site CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville citizens and horse lovers from all over visited an Ol’ Timey County Fair on Saturday afternoon, which sat on the future home of an equestrian park. The event, which was located on Baxter Road in Cherryville, included concessions, an old…

Principal wins state award

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Every morning before the start of class, the principal of Asbury School stands in the hallway and greets her students with a smile. Many of the teenagers at the alternative school deal with academic and social difficulties, but she tells them they start each day with a clean slate. “If…

Deer Crash

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The driver of this mini-van was transported to Lincoln Medical Center this morning following a wreck on Johnstown Road in western Lincoln County. The wreck happened at about 7:30 a.m. Firefighters on the scene said the driver swerved to avoid a deer that had darted into her path. The van…

Riding for Research

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Stephen Spake recently rode 150 miles in the National Multiple Sclerosis Bikeathon. He participated in the event to honor his grandmother, Clarabel Heavner, who has had multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years. He raised over $3,500 for research of the disease. Spake was born and raised in the Howards…

Fall foliage on hold

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Haphazardly searching for fall foliage in the North Carolina mountains could be frustrating. Many mountain sides are covered with green and brown leaves — not the vibrant yellows, oranges and reds that leaf-lookers typically thrive and drive to see. “I haven’t seen a lot of color just yet,” said Kevin…

Clay from Catawba

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Works of area artists are now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show, “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region,” is hosted by the Lincoln Arts Council. Allen Griffin’s “Fat Boy” shown above and Jennifer Childers functional pottery below are two of the potters featured in the show. Works will be…

Hip Hip Hooray! Special Olympics adds cheerleading

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Special Olympians have a new area of competition. Thanks to a pilot program implemented in Lincoln County last year, the North Carolina Special Olympics will offer cheerleading for the first time. “It’s a wonderful outlet for athletic ladies,” said cheerleading coach Ethel Gaston. “This is another avenue for them to…

Council approves zoning ordinance

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After months of meetings and compromise, Lincolnton’s unified development ordinance was approved by the City Council last week. “I’m pleased. We did some very positive compromising,” said Steve Gurley, the city’s planning director. “It was a give and take opportunity, and I feel good about the product.” The UDO, a…

Students learn CPR — High school seniors get certified

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The School of Technology partnered with the Lincolnton Police Department to teach students CPR recently. Julie Brooks, a second-year teacher for the Health Occupations class at the School of Technology, and Lt. Kent Lukach, training officer for the Lincolnton Police Department, certified 41 high school students. The seniors came from…