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DJ tells story to Japanese television

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Former WLON radio personality Tim Biggerstaff has dedicated fans – one gave him a kidney, another came to his rescue after he suffered a seizure on the radio. Now, his loyal fan base may stretch across the globe. A Japanese television station has asked to do a story on his…

Guild seeking actors of all ages

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Li’l Abner” needs 28 people to fill out its cast, and auditions begin this weekend. “We need people to come out and give it a shot,” said Sherre DeMao, president of the guild. Auditions will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 6…

Historic cotton mill becomes wedding venue

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Laboratory Cotton Mill began its life in 1887 when it reintroduced cotton manufacturing to the economy of Lincoln County. Now, the 20,000 square foot structure sits in disrepair on Fork Road in Lincolnton, but it will soon see a rebirth as an events venue. “It’s a nice building,” said Cynthia…

Fireman of the year

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Red Cross has shortage, sets drives

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The American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of several types in Lincoln County, and is asking for donations. Locally, the American Red Cross has less then a day’s supply of type O negative, B negative, and A negative blood. “During the winter, donations drop and the supply of…

Church outreach plans medical care

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Providence Church of Denver hasn’t been around that long, but its members are already trying to reach out to their community. The church, launched in September 2006, will host Twice Touched United, an outreach program designed to provide free basic medical, dental and vision screening to low-income families, or to…

Granny Kat definitely not your typical grandmother

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BY TOBI YARBRO RAY Granddaughter of Kathryn Yarbro ———————————— “Get a doctor, get a priest, get a life!” …Not exactly the advice one expects from a grandmother, but Granny Kat is no typical grandmother. Yes, she bakes wonderful bread and before her arthritis got too bad, she was an excellent…

Around Town 1/16/2008

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NATIONAL PIE DAY National Pie Day is Jan. 22 and the public is invited to sample homemade pies beginning at noon that day at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Anyone who wishes to take a pie to the event should submit a recipe to the North Carolina…

Soldier shares his stories

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Army Specialist Joseph Sigmon, 22, was grilled by a roomful of Pumpkin Center Primary School first-grade students (including his two 7-year-old cousins) Tuesday morning. Questions ranged from silly to incredibly serious: “Do you have guns there?” “Do sometimes y’all have to go in wars?” “Do y’all have rocket launchers there?”…

Rhyne announces for Kiser`s seat

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Former state representative and Lincolnton-based attorney Johnathan Rhyne Jr. announced Tuesday he will seek the seat of retiring Lincoln County state legislator Rep. Joe Kiser (R-97 th). Coming on the same day as Kiser’s announcement he would not run for re-election, Rhyne became the first Republican so far to declare…