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Woodie hopes to make a difference as Apple Queen

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In the moments immediately following her coronation, Maddie Woodie seemed unsure what to expect in her tenure as the county’s newest Apple Queen. At the time, the East Lincoln High School senior didn’t know what her platform would be and struggled to put her feelings in…

Vintage equipment from bygone eras to grace Apple Festival

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” Passion is the fuel that drives a group of Lincolnton builders and collectors of genuine vintage and replica farm equipment. Thurman Anthony is the vice president of Anthony & Sons Builders, Inc.…

Park it here!

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Parking is in ample supply at the Lincoln County Apple Festival. While many people enjoy parking along the curb on a neighboring street and walking the few blocks to Main Street, others prefer the parking lot approach. There are several options. Kiwanis Club Shuttle: Just think: no traffic! For just…

Leave Fido at home

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The Apple Festival is no place for dogs, and according to City Ordinance, you cannot have animals within the Festival area with the exception of animals that have been invited as a special event. The only other exception is for service animals, and even their paws need a break from…

Join in the fun as a vendor

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We’re looking for creative artists. Do you have a craft to sell? Join us as a vendor at the 2016 Apple Festival. Crafters must offer their own handmade creations and must live in Lincoln, Gaston, Mecklenberg, Iredell, Catawba, and Burke Counties. If you’re a Lincoln County non-profit, think about opening…

It’s not too late to register for the race!

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It’s not too late to sign up for the 29th Annual Apple Festival 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Lincoln Rotary Club and Carolina Trust Bank and First Federal Savings Bank. Saturday, September 19 All events start at 8 a.m. at Lincolnton High School on North Aspen St.…

Apple Festival extras you don’t want to miss!

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The 2015 Apple Festival introduces some craft vendors, fresh entertainment, and a brand new feature, Ag City, sponsored by Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Besides all the educational agribusiness displays, you can try your arm at the Apple Throw-Down sponsored by Farm Bureau. The fastest apple thrown could win $200. There…

The Lincoln County Apple Festival has a long history

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival, now in its 43rd year, attracts more than 80,000 visitors to charming downtown Lincolnton every September. Its beginnings weren’t so grand and the creators would never have imagined what the Apple Festival would eventually become. The Festival was born when Home Economics Agent Melinda Houser…

Apples in the kitchen

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Using apples in the kitchen. It takes about two pounds of apples (6 – 8) to make one nine-inch pie. When cooking with apples, use very little water; none for pies; betties or cobblers, etc. Add only enough water for applesauce to prevent the apples from scorching. When using apples…

Do you know these core apple health facts?

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An apple a day brings more apples your way. Everyone knows that you shouldn’t shop for food while you’re hungry. Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab have found that the reverse is true when it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables. The study found that individuals who…

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