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Parsonage Dedication

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The folks at the Lincoln Cultural Center sure are busy this week. To start with, an exhibit called “Hail to the Chief” is stopping by from Tuesday to Sunday. The aptly titled exhibit features real life presidential memorabilia – everything from Roosevelt’s pewter plate to Gerald Ford’s baseball mitt. It…

Disc jockey back on air

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Since leaving his job as a WLON radio disc jockey due to health problems, Tim Biggerstaff has received an onslaught of concerned calls and get well cards. “The listeners have been calling,” said Biggerstaff. Some fans have sent him a get well card for each of the 13 weeks he’s…

Shear devotion

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There’s one thing that’s kept James Leatherman in the barbershop business for 57 years, and that’s the conversation. “I like to talk to people. I learn something new everyday,” he said. “We talk about different things – farming and religion and politics, all different subjects. Now the subject is on…

Stunning Singer

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Winning Words

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Kid inventor becomes toy specialist

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Compulsive jump roper, Michelle Painter, felt there were a few things missing from her toy of choice. For one thing, she couldn’t change its length, which was a real hassle for a growing girl. Another problem was the lack of a timer. How could she know how fast she went?…

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Want to kick off spring the right way? The Steely Pan Steel Band is bringing Caribbean rhythms and an ocean front sensibility to Lincolnton this week. The steel drum band will perform at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center this Friday at 7:30 p.m. They bring with them 19 performers,…

Spring Flinging

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BMX racer goes the distance

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A second-hand bike and lack of fear have earned an east Lincoln boy first place in the Bicycle Motor Cross Nationals. “We didn’t even get the best bike. We didn’t have a trainer,” said Annie Geerken, the boy’s mother. “He did this on his own.” Nikolas Geerken, a 13-year-old student…