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Poster solicitations continue over free posters

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Sue Knittel of Sweet Things in Denver was working in her shop one day when the telephone rang. After she looked on her caller identification, she answered the phone and began speaking to a woman who said she represented a company called Labor Law Compliance out of Florida. It’s a…

Historian talks of shared heritage

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It was a mixture of music, laughter and remembrance. The Timken Room at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library was packed Monday night for a program on East Lincoln’s African American history as part of the celebration of Black History Month. East Lincoln black historian Rudolph Young presented the program and…

Around Town 2/12/2007

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CURRICULUM FAIR North Lincoln High School will host a curriculum fair at the school 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be an eighth-grade student/parent meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and an Advanced Placement information meeting in the media center at 6:30 p.m. Students and parents are invited…

Cochrane recalls the Lincolnton of his youth

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series) Lincolnton native Jerry Cochrane remembers when his hometown was more like a one-horse town. “It was a small community, where everyone knew everyone else,” Cochrane said. “There was no crime to speak of. It was a warm, friendly place without…

50th Anniversary

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Social worker for the blind helps her clients adjust to life after becoming visually impaired

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Lincoln County’s social worker for the blind knows losing your vision can be a traumatizing thing, but she also knows it doesn’t mean the end of independence. “Part of what I do when I go into homes is try to let these people know that there are totally blind people…

Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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Around Town 2/9/2007

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. VALENTINE’S EVENT Cooperative Extension`s Senior Citizens Council have planned an entertaining and educational program for Lincoln County Senior Citizens on Wednesday, Feb. 14. If you would like to attend, please…