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Job Connection helps turn life around

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When Vincent Miller walked into the Goodwill Job Connection in Lincolnton, he had a number of things working against him. First of all, there was his driving while impaired arrest. “Bad mistake – 20, drinking, not good,” he said. Then there was his past, which included an unplanned trip across…

Around Town 9/17/2007

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FAMILY REUNION The 61st annual Drum-Wilkinson family reunion will begin at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Pisgah United Methodist Church, located on Little Mountain Road, off Buffalo Shoals Road and north of N.C. 16 in the Sherrills Ford/Catawba community. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a couple covered dishes…

Cancer patient’s diligence, faith is what saved her life

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For seven years, Lincoln County resident Sylvia Smith received her postcard of clearance, but on Easter Monday in March 2002, she got a phone call instead. After her yearly breast cancer screening, Smith found out that she had a malignant lump. “I was numb. I called my husband. My husband…

Lincoln joins list eligible for federal disaster funds

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Lincoln County and nine other counties in the region are now eligible to apply for federal drought-related agricultural disaster assistance, according to officials in U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s office, R-10th District NC. Farmers who have incurred losses due to the drought can apply for federal emergency credit loans and should…

Fire hits Balls Creek Campground

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A fire destroyed nine wooden tents at the historic Balls Creek Campground off Buffalo Shoals Road in Catawba County Friday afternoon. The Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire and engine 14 was on the scene in less than five minutes of the 5:49 p.m. call. Seven departments…

Commissioners to hear requests

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The Lincoln County Commissioners meet today at 6:30 p.m. to hear recommendations from the Planning Board. The Planning Board will approach the commissioners recommending they approve Patricia Fea’s application for rezoning to accommodate a reception hall business in the township of Ironton on the north side of N.C. 150. The…

Now open for business

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Solution to a struggle

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Everyday life used to be a real struggle for the Beam family. But things have calmed down a lot lately since the family found a solution to the problem that was making their lives very difficult. Rusty and Chesanie Beam have two children, 8-and-a half year old Jaycie and 6…

Variety of pottery on display

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Traditional and contemporary pottery from established and emerging potters is currently on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It gives the viewing public an idea of the different types of pottery that are out there,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The Catawaba Valley Regional…

Schools add eighth nurse’s position

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Thanks to money through the state’s School Nurse Funding Initiative, Lincoln County Schools will add a nurse at its schools. The grant money, totaling $50,000, will bring the district’s full-time nurse count to eight and its student-nurse ratio to approximately one nurse to every 1,500 students. “We’re getting there, we…