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Software, Web design new business’ specialty

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Cobblesoft International owner Richard J. Stevenson sells his software to large corporations thousands of miles away from his new home in Lincolnton. West Virginia University and Cybershift Inc. are two big names that have benefited from his Helpdesk software. “I like designing solutions,” Stevenson said. “That’s what it boils down…

Dresses sewn with skill, love

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Mary Keener, 87, knows the joy of a well-made dress. As a child, she sewed garments for her dolls, and when she was 15, she declared she wanted to make a dress for herself. Her mother forbade her, but Keener did it anyway. From there, Keener was hooked. Not only…

105th birthday

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Sallie Mae Parker’s 105th birthday was celebrated with a party Wednesday at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. Above, she reads a card given to her by her nephew. Left, she plays Chinese Checkers with her sister, Paulene Turner, who visits her every day. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 12/21/2007

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CENTER HOURS The Lincoln Cultural Center and Gift Shop will be open extended hours this weekend. The Center will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by to grab last minute Christmas gifts, tour the Museum of History or view the work of local artist…

Seasons readings

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Christmas will be in summer for new Habitat house owner

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The holidays will be here soon for all of us, but for one Lincoln County resident, a second Christmas should arrive by summer. Tomeka Dunbar and her two sons will have a home of their own in a few months thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. The organization…

Three charged with conspiracy

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Three people were arrested Monday at a local store on charges of conspiracy, larceny and fraud. Lynette Hudson, 39, was charged with felonies for identity theft conspiracy, conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense and identity theft. Shawn Robinson, 30, and Everette Lee Hunt, 46, Charlotte, were charged with felonies…

Three hurt in accident

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Three people were sent to the hospital in a Thursday afternoon accident on East Main Street. Around 3:30 p.m. a 1987 Chevrolet driven by Samantha Chauntau Mooney, 20, Dallas, pulled in front of a 2007 Chevy truck traveling east, authorities said. Jose Antonio Mateo, 32, Texas, and passenger, Rita Mateo,…

Volunteer of the year

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Creative plans coming together for writer

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Shawn Cooper doesn’t live in her parents’ house. She just writes there. The Denver resident says she gets inspiration from the nearly 100-year-old lakefront home owned by her father, Judge Dean Black, and mother Bobbie Black, a potter. “We’re planning on having a 100-year-old party when it gets there,” said…