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Former superintendent now dedicated to community, family

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Harry Huss lives with a simple philosophy in mind: Life is short. The Crouse native has certainly made the most of his, from community involvement to teaching Sunday school for the past 61 years. Huss’ role as an educator has been one of his most important ones. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne…

Painting the cat now a tradition

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In the dead of night on the evening of the 1983 Cat Square Christmas Parade, four individuals stole onto Cat Square Road. There, they spray painted a cat face inside a square. “It was done on a whim,” said Quita Biggerstaff, who is responsible for the spray painting of the…

Donated book honors memory

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Board members staying true to their high schools

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(Left) Fred Jarrett, school board member and 1971 graduate of Lincolnton, was a running back and defensive back on the LHS football team during high school. He will be rooting for the Wolves tonight, and hopes they’ll be “on the road to Raleigh” next week. (Right) Carl Robinson, school board…

Golden service

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Fifth-graders hear symphony

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For at least 30 years, Lincoln County fifth-graders have heard a preview of the North Carolina Symphony the morning before the public performance. Fifth-graders continued the tradition Thursday at the Citizens’ Center in downtown Lincolnton. Rena Summerlin, music teacher at St. James Elementary, said the fifth-graders study the symphony in…

Blue Chip winner reaps reward from risk

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Marta Carlson is a fighter and a winner. She fought for her struggling business and won an award for overcoming adversity to find success. Carlson, owner of Paradise Gardens Garden Center and Landscape in Denver, was named the winner of the 2007 Greater Lake Norman Blue Chip Community Business Award,…

Holistic medicine taking root as more D.O.’s move in

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Next time you visit a medical office, take a look at the letters after the doctor’s name. You may be surprised to see D.O. instead of M.D. Dr. Katay Bouttamy of North State Medical Group in Denver is a doctor of osteopathy rather than a medical doctor. It’s a distinction…

New York native goes from Jimmy Choos to goat chow

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Growing up in New York City, Sarah Paris never imagined her life would revolve around goats. “I was your typical city girl. I loved everything about New York – the restaurants, the bars, the shopping,” she said. “I could never picture my life being anything other than it was.” Paris…

Grant will enable character training

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Because of a grant guidance counselor Lisa Earl wrote, Union Elementary students soon will be able to study character education through technology. The grant amount awarded, $422.37, was presented to Earl on Nov. 16 for the purchase of a software program called Project LCD, which stands for “Launching Character Development.”…