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Honoring cancer survivors

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After his won battle with kidney cancer, a Lincolnton local designed a purple heart to be worn by survivors of the war on cancer. “I think it’s something you ought to be proud of,” said Tony Setzer, co-owner of Gas Station Antiques in Lincolnton. “It is a war.” Setzer received…

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.…

Pie free for all coming to Lincolnton

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Anyone who’s a fan of free pie needs to mark Jan. 20 on their calendar. On that day, pies large and small, sweet and salty will be lined up on tables in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Oh there are all kinds of pie,” said Pinkie Mosteller, a member…

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…

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…