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Local 4-H’ers announced state winners

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Lincoln County 4-H’ers traveled to Raleigh recently to attend 4-H State Congress. Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for a week of activity. This year’s Congress was July 18-22. Casey Snyder, 18, son…

Crouse woman deals with illness, counts her blessings

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CROUSE – Myofaschal, an illness that causes chronic pain, keeps Derice Falls at home most days, but it hasn’t stopped her from enjoying life. “I do keep busy,” she said. “I’m amazed that I’m not bored.” Falls, a Methodist minister’s wife, has always led an active life – visiting the…

After reigning a year, Apple Queen prepares to step down

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In order to become the 2004 Apple Queen, Kristin Kinney had to slip out of her jeans and T-shirt and into something a little less comfortable. “If you know me, I’m not really the beauty pageant type of girl,” the 20-year-old Appalachian State University student said. Last year’s pageant was…

Loft living

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If you look above the Court Street Grille in downtown Lincolnton, don’t be surprised to see a furry feline peering back. The cat, Fluffy, is one of two residents now living in Lincolnton’s first downtown loft. Charlotte Rhyne, Fluffy’s roommate, hopes her new home is the start of a trend.…

Crazy big cantaloupe

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61st Anniversary

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Local teen goes from extra to actress on “One Tree Hill”

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For three sleep-deprived days, a local teen lived the fabulous life of a television actor while working on the WB drama “One Tree Hill.” Kathryn Geerken, a rising senior at East Lincoln High School, survived the workdays, which would often last until 7:30 a.m., with energy drinks and ice cream.…

50th Anniversary

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Grand opening Saturday for Christian bookstore in Denver

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Adorned with bibles, devotional cards, church supplies, music and literature, Lighthouse Christian Store and Gift Shop is ready to serve Denver. The store opened Monday as a second location to the one that is already in Lincolnton. “For the last three years we have felt the need to open another…

“Tis open-air, and good Shakespeare thy fare”

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The month of August can now be known as the month of the Bard. The Lincoln Theatre Guild will be performing William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at various parks in Lincoln County on Friday and Saturday nights this month. The shows are sponsored by Century…