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50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Dellinger of Pumpkin Center celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 30 at the family pond. The couple was married July 30, 1955 in York, S.C. The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren and attended by close family and friends. They have five children,…

Receiving relief from drug costs

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For seniors on a budget, buying expensive prescription drugs can be a challenge. Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services, has heard more than once, “We have to choose between food, shelter and prescription drugs.” Relief is now coming to seniors who have been forced to make that choice.…

‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ to be performed in Lincolnton

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The gospel musical “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” will have an encore performance at the James W. Warren Citizens Center this Saturday. “This time it’s for soul purposes,” said Ivey Robinson, the show’s creator. “We’re out to win souls. There’s no other way around.” The play was first performed in…

Soldier honored

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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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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.…