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Merle Norman owner plans 42nd anniversary celebration

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Merle Norman has had a presence in downtown Lincolnton since June 7, 1966. Now it’s time to celebrate. Owner Amy Brown says she has plenty planned for the business’ 42nd anniversary in Lincolnton, which she is celebrating Jan. 15-26. “It’s an event to thank our customers for many years of…

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

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The life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored Sunday and Monday in Lincolnton. “It’s time to celebrate. We are just so filled with enthusiasm,” said Ola Mae Foster, co-chairman of the Martin Luther King Committee, which is made up of members of the Lincoln County NAACP and the…

Researching Lincoln County roots in your local library

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Those searching for their Lincoln County roots often find themselves under the care of Linda B. Hoyle, library assistant in genealogy and Lincoln County history at the Charles R. Jonas Public Library. Hoyle, who works part time, mans a room full of records. There are hanging drawers full of family…

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…

Man caught, charged in vehicle break-ins

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One Lincoln County man was arrested last Thursday in connection with several vehicle break-ins near a Lincolnton walking trail. Jesse Douglas Roberson, 25, Maiden, was charged with 10 felony counts of obtaining money or property by false pretense and 10 felony counts of larceny, said Det. Charles McGinley of the…

Planners discuss front yard setbacks

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Front yard setback measurements, an issue raised by property owner Neil Ferguson and tabled at the Lincolnton Planning Board’s Dec. 18 meeting, were among the topics discussed at the group’s January meeting, held Tuesday at Lincolnton City Hall. City of Lincolnton Planning Director Steve Gurley said staff recommendations to adjust…

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…