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Lincoln seniors conquer games

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Five generations

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Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…

Lincoln County book clubs hold meeting

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History and a love of reading collided at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday afternoon as three book clubs met under one roof. The Mentor Book Club has the prestigious honor of being the oldest one in the county – clocking in at 86 years. The Priscilla Book Club is right…

Southern author tells her story

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For most writers, a novel begins with a character. For Mindy Friddle, author of “The Garden Angel,” that character was a dilapidated, Southern house. Friddle, a Greenville, S.C. native, spoke to three Lincoln County book clubs at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Wednesday. She told the crowd that she was…

Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

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The residents of Brian Center Nursing Care in Lincolnton know how to have a good time. So far they have spent “National Nursing Home Week” participating in a balloon liftoff, eating ice cream and watching church singers and a magic show. More events will follow throughout the week, including an…

Within the week

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A fancy art school education and high standing in society aren’t necessary to produce important works of art. The Hickory Museum of Art will be exhibiting the “Homegrown and Handmade: Selected Works from the Huffman Collection of Southern Contemporary Folk and Outsider Art” until July 27. The artists featured have…

Survivor named honorary chairman

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The honorary chairman of Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has certainly earned his title. John Elmore spent six years off and on fighting cancer, which was found at different times in his kidney, lungs, throat and hip. At one point, Elmore was told that he had a five percent chance of…

Thousands raised through pie contest

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Union Elementary School resembled a Roman coliseum Tuesday as a gym full of children screamed, stomped their feet and demanded to see their teachers’ faces covered in pie. “It’s better than kissing a pig,” said Kirby Oldham, the school principal. Oldham agreed to take a pie in the face if…