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70th Anniversary

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Boyce P. and Mary Alice J. Gilbert of Vale celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 28. They have three children, Joyce Jarrett of Newton, Linda Norman of Vale, Buster Gilbert of Lincolnton, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren…

Country stores offer down home gifts for the holidays

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West Lincoln holds hidden treasures for holiday shoppers hoping to give unique gifts with a homegrown feel. Stores offer pillows stitched with the American flag, birdhouses with painted on sunflowers and a plethora of John Deere merchandise. At Knob Creek Orchard Fresh Farm Market, John Deere products are their biggest…

Vineyard brings wine to west Lincoln

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Want to improve your health? Drink more wine. This is Larry Cagle Jr. and Sr.’s advice for a longer life. Red wine made from muscadine grapes are very good for the body due to the high level of antioxidants, dietary fiber and ellagic acid. The wine also boasts no saturated…

Postal employees in tight space

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VALE — Employees at the Vale branch of the U.S. Post Office spend their mornings sorting and carting mail in cramped quarters. The lack of space inside and outside of the building continues to be an issue, said Postmaster Meredith Queen. “The territory is growing, and we don’t have room…

Election to choose mayor

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Thought you’d heard the last about elections this year? Think again. One of the area’s biggest races will begin Saturday when nominations are taken for Cat Square mayor. Candidates for the esteemed position must be lifelong community residents, said Jamie Houser, who helps organize the parade. And that’s pretty much…

1951 Class Reunion

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The 1951 graduating class of Rock Springs High School in Denver met recently for a reunion at the Sagebrush Restaurant in Lincolnton. Pictured from left to right, front row to back row: Guy Killian, Roberta Lawing Ballard, Avoneeal Lawing Ballard, Barbara Miller Beal and Rev. Charles Ledford, Leo Christopher, Opal…

65th Anniversary

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Teacher creates handmade Christmas cheer

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Being a teacher by day and artistic entrepreneur by night takes time, effort and a lot of help. Beth Wiseman, a career and technical education teacher at Pumpkin Center Middle School, has been creating decorative pillows for 10 years. This year alone she has produced around 500 pillows. “They’re beautiful…

A time for giving

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Children involved in the Abreadcrumb & Fish Club, a youth ministries program of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, collected fifty bags of food for the less fortunate for Thanksgiving. When hearing of the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s great need this holiday season, the club donated the bags to the organization.…

Every dog has her day

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Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller stands proudly with her owners Merisa and Christina Stoner. The dog won “Best of Winners” in show one at the United Kennel Club event held in Charlotte. Merisa won first place for her Novice Junior Showmanship Class during each of the four shows. Contributed Photo…