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Free agricultural seminar offered

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Staff report The Small Business Center at Gaston College and the Agricultural Services Division of the NC Department of Commerce are offering a seminar on farm management compliance best practices on March 4 at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College. The event will start with registration and welcome from 1-1:30…

Observatory open twice in March

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Staff report The Lucile Miller Observatory will be open March 6 and March 20 from 7-11 p.m. for public observing. The site is located on the campus of Maiden Middle School in Maiden. These are free events for all ages and all interests are welcome, with no reservations needed. The…

Another snow day

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Robinson-Lineberger literary competition accepting entries

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Staff report For 32 years, the Arts Council of Lincoln County has held its annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. The trustees of Flo Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize Robinson’s lifelong interest in poetry and prose while encouraging writers to pursue excellence within their craft. The Robert Lineberger estate has…

BALLARD: A wedding of true commitment

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Four months ago, my husband and I attended a beautiful wedding, which was held in the backyard of the bride’s home. Her father built an arbor for her and her fiancé to stand under as they said their vows. The arbor was in front of the…

Senior Center holds Valentine’s Dance

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BALLARD: Reunion leads to marriage and a home on Walker Branch Road

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Carole Howell told me she and her husband, Billy, went to high school together. After graduation, she went off to college and he went into the Navy. They lost touch over the years until they reconnected at the Lincolnton High School 30th class reunion in 2007.…

Scholarship offered

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Staff report The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association is now taking applications for the $750 Herter-O’Neal Scholarship. The scholarship is for current and enrolling college students pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field. Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. The…

Lincoln County 4-H champs

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APRIL B. DILLON Guest Columnist Lincoln County 4-H members celebrated their 2014 accomplishments at the Lincoln County 4-H Achievement Program on Jan. 30. Members participated in a game of mystery, “Who Kidnapped Chris Clover,” before dinner and awards. NC State 4-H council reporter Madeline Jones, from Yadkin County, gave greetings…

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