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Reaching community the vision and goal of YMCA`s executive director

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Prioritizing is a part of life we all do, sometimes without realizing it. Ron Johnston will quickly tell you, God, family and the YMCA are the most important to him. Johnston is the executive director of the YMCA in Lincolnton, where he oversees all the operations of the facility. “When…

Crouse school supply drive under way

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CROUSE — The little old ladies of the Crouse Home Extension Club — and some men, too — are “packing up” and reaching out to the community. The club, which started over 50 years ago, is putting on a school supply and backpack drive for local, needy children in August,…

One Singular Sensation

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Debutantes honored

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50th Wedding Anniversary

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Lemuel Ray Ingle and Marth Sue Ledford Ingle of Lincolnton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 17 at a celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren at Howard’s Creek Community House. The couple was wed July 17 in Gaffney, S.C. They first met while working together at Roses Dime Store…

FOOD

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9-year old feeding classmates, school system fresh produce from her garden CROUSE — While many kids her age are spending their summer vacation sleeping late or sitting in front of the television, Elizabeth Schronce is doing something a little more resourceful. The 9-year-old, who will be a fourth grader at…

The Lincoln County Outlaw sings no more

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Lincoln County has lost its favorite outlaw. Butch Jenkins, a local musician dubbed “The Lincoln County Outlaw” by bluegrass legend Raymond Fairchild, died July 7 of a massive heart attack. He left behind his wife, Tina; daughter, Jessica; son, James and a cavalcade of friends. His death was sudden and…

Local produce may become more multicultural

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As Lincoln County’s Hispanic population grows, so does the demand for Latin American goods – including produce. “Everything changes and it changes in agriculture,” said Kevin Starr, county extension director. Starr spoke to a group of interested citizens, master gardeners and extension agents last Friday during an on-site demonstration. The…

Senior potters get their hands dirty

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Lincoln County seniors learned the joys of creating from clay during a workshop at Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton. “A lot of them have never worked with clay before,” said Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery. “Now all of a sudden it’s like ‘Whoa, we could have been doing…

89-year-old woman remembers North Brook Elementary

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Vevett Arthur spent 30 of her 89 years teaching at North Brook Elementary School, the school she attended as a child in west Lincoln. Today she remembers the years spent in school and the changes that followed. Born and raised a farm girl Born and raised in the house down…