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Christian singer has secret smile

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She loves to sing, and she loves the stage, but this 19-year-old Christian music singer’s favorite part of performing is praising God. “I like the ministry aspect,” said Laura Mosteller, a bank teller and Gaston College student. “I don’t think there’s anything better than seeing somebody ‘God bless’ somebody else…

101st Birthday

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50th Wedding Anniversary

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Long-time minister bids farewell

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On her first trip to Lincolnton, it became very clear to the Rev. Mary McKey that this was the place she was meant to preach. She vowed not to leave until it became equally clear that it was time to move on, and after eight years, that time has come.…

94th Birthday

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Learning to fight without fists

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Most people would assume teaching a child to deal with bullies through martial arts would result in confrontation. At Lincolnton Aikido and Fitness, however, the approach veers more towards pacifism. “It gives them a way to use their mind instead of their fist,” said Pete Nappier, co-owner. The center’s Bully…

Award named after local

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The North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education established the Linda Harrill Rudisill Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2004 convention. Rudisill has contributed over 41 years to education. Now retired, she serves as a member of the Board of Managers at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. She is…

102nd Birthday

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West Lincoln shows growth

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Growth in western Lincoln County has been consistent — but increasing slightly — over the past several years. That trend continued during 2004, said Kelly Atkins, director of Building and Land Development. Of the 1,035 lots created in Lincoln County, 212 of them are located in the western part of…

Crouse women remember creation of atom bomb

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CROUSE — During the summer of 1945, three young women from Crouse left home to aid in the creation of the atomic bomb. They traveled eight hours by bus to Oak Ridge, Tenn, which was also known as “the secret city.” Off from college on summer break, the girls only…