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What began as a challenge…

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Because retirement didn’t sit well with Bill Noblitt, and with time on his hand, he began crafting lighthouses (above) as well as turtle-head footstools (below). Chris Dean / LTN Photo Bill and Judy Noblitt met on a blind date and have been married for 18 years, but it wasn’t until…

Infirmities no impediment training for the triathlon

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Despite facing individual health issues, a father, mother and son trained hard and took on a triathlon together. “For all of us to be at the park together – that’s a big thing,” said Linda Cantelmi. The trio competed most recently in a triathlon held at Latta Park Plantation in…

Farewell

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Public invited to Lake Norman Covekeepers Aug. 2

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Starting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Lake Norman Covekeepers invite the public to participate in a boat trip to look at water quality issues in the area around the Lincoln County water intake. Afterwards there will be a visit to the water treatment plant, and then lunch, where a discussion…

Around Town 7/25/2007

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BIBLE SCHOOL Leonards Fork Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, which began July 22, is in session through Friday. Still time to participate. VBS takes place 5 – 8 p.m. All welcome. Take N.C. 182 West, turn left on Leonards Fork Church Road. GOSPEL SINGING Crouse Baptist Church will have a…

Around Town 7/23/2007

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APPLE PIES The women of Lincolnton Church of God will be making apple pies 5 – 8 p.m tonight. Proceeds to rebuild church (which was destroyed June 2006 by fire). BINGO AND ICE CREAM The Lincoln County Senior Center, located on the Gaston College Lincoln Campus will have a bingo…

Fifth generation

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LEDA building process now underway

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Work began on LEDA’s (Lincoln Economic Development Association) eventual new headquarters Tuesday when Geymont Construction began tearing down the former First Charter bank drive-through kiosk located at 502 East Main Street, Lincolnton. The opportunity to begin the first phase Tuesday developed when Jerry Geymont, owner of Geymont Construction, alerted LEDA…

A whole lot of cabbage

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Woman dedicates own life to animals

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Michelle Ray has “only 40” wild animals living in her Lincolnton house and a piece of advice – don’t try this at home, folks. “It consumes your life – that’s for sure,” said Ray, who has been an animal rehabilitator since 1993. Possums, squirrels, box turtles and bunnies populate Ray’s…