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Book fair raises funds

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The North Brook Elementary School Book Fair has something special for all of its little customers. Emily Baker likes books about puppies and horses. Her fellow student, Dylan Wyatt, enjoys books centered around the movie “Cars.” Micah Hayes digs Barbie books. Caeden Acker has a taste for scary stuff, and…

Burlon Craig`s Cat Square home now on National Register

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Burlon Craig may be gone, but his house – as well as the pottery shop and kiln where he made his famous pottery – is set to remain for years to come, thanks to Jason Harpe. Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, penned a National Register of…

Dealing with the difficulties of divorce

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Kim Fisher, facilitator of Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s upcoming DivorceCare ministry, knows from personal experience how divorce can be traumatizing and isolating. “It’s almost like you have a sickness, and they don’t want to catch it,” Fisher said of people’s reactions. “I don’t think they mean to isolate, but it’s…

Ledbetter tournament draws top bass casters

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Lincoln County angler Scott Beattie estimates he’s won nearly $115,000 catching fish during his lifetime. On March 8, he’ll be angling for the one that always got away. “I would consider [the Ledbetter Tournament] the largest amateur tournament in North Carolina, no doubt,” said Beattie, 39. “It’s not about the…

How to avoid identity theft

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Lincoln County members of the Extension Community Association learned about the dangers of identity theft at a workshop held Tuesday. “This is something that is concerning everyone, every one of us,” said Rebecca Wesson, assistant manager of First Charter Bank in Lincolnton, of identity theft. “It’s very prevalent. In fact,…

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Owner sees vision turn into reality

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Business owner Deborah Maynor says that her store is a reminder that any dream can become reality. Maynor opened Honeysuckle, a store specializing in accents and gifts, Sept. 15 in Denver. “I knew that I had always wanted to open my own store,” she said. “I just didn’t know what…

96th Birthday

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Rotary auction successful

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Two injured in 3-vehicle accident

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A three-vehicle collision sent two people to the hospital Tuesday. Around 6:40 a.m., a Mazda traveling east on East Main Street collided with a Jeep before slamming into a tractor trailer, said Officer R. Harrington with the Lincolnton Police Department. Harrington says that the driver of the Mazda, Mario Castillo,…

Verizon challenges Lincoln order

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Owners and developers of a newly opened Verizon store in Stanley are challenging an order to make the store front more attractive. Rampart Developers LLC and owners of the Verizon store at the Catawba Springs Promenade say it is too costly and time consuming to change its front and side…