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Woman discovers father’s military papers

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While sorting through her mother’s old things, Susie McMurry Estep found something surprising tucked away inside a bible. The sheets of paper were thin and tattered. As she unfolded them, she learned for the first time that her father had been on the front line on D-Day and was subsequently…

Seniors shape up at YMCA

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Seniors can always find seasonal activities at the YMCA and they are not all sweaty workouts. Some are simply health enhancing screenings and many are educational programs. The third annual Senior Health Fair will be from 9 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and is in partnership with Lincoln…

Police phone calls provide comfort to live-alone elderly

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Getting a phone call from the police might not seem like a good way to wake up, but for 30 Lincolnton seniors, it’s how they start their day. The RUOK — “Are You OK” — program has been used by the Lincolnton Police Department for the past 15 years. The…

Senior Rotarian

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Senior Center offers many spring activities

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It’s spring at the senior center. The center, headquartered at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College, has scheduled many activities, including events geared towards Older Americans Month. May 3 will feature Senior Health Fitness programs from 9 a.m. – noon. A mystery (day) trip is planned but not yet scheduled.…

Within the Week

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The Lincolnton Lions Club had to make a tough call last Thursday night. The weekend weather was looking grim, but they had brooms to sell. What to do? After much discussion, the group decided to postpone their annual spring fund raiser. But don’t worry, unlike last year’s Apple Festival, this…

Bike safety encouraged

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APRIL B. DILLON Extension Agent ———————————— When warm weather begins, so do outdoor activities for youth and families. Bike riding is a popular sport for many during the summer, but how many bike riders are prepared for safety on their ride? While an excellent source of exercise, bicycles are also…

Student dreams of flying high

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When Lincolnton High School senior Ryan Moore was in the third grade, he visited the United States Naval Academy for the first time. He knew then what he wanted to do with his life. “It’s awe-inspiring just seeing everyone walk around in full uniform,” he said. After excelling as both…

No make-up for festival

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Rain or shine, there will be only one date set for the 2005 Lincoln County Apple Festival. Following the cancellation of last year’s Apple Festival due to predicted severe weather, officials considered setting a make-up date for the annual event. After meeting, however, the Lincoln County Apple Festival Board of…

Local named chef of the Year
Dedicating a lifetime to food

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The American Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year has experienced nearly every aspect of the food industry – dishwashing, military cooking, fast food managing, line cooking, consulting and owning his own bakery. Rick Dudley, Lincolnton local and Chef of the Year, first started cooking when he was a teenager living…