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Cat rescued from well

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Looking at “Crazy Eight” today, no one would know that just days before Christmas, the kitten was rescued from a 75-foot well. Cindy Saull, a firefighter with the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department who later adopted the cat, could not ignore the information she heard on her pager the night of…

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…

60th Anniversary

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It just kept growing

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Bobby Fields holds a 9 pound turnip that grew in his Iron Station garden. He credits a fertilizer, water, a good ground and a good growing season for the success.…

Kids prove they care

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It takes a lot of dedication to lick 700 card filled envelopes and travel the county to place every single one in the hands of a rest home resident. “We thought it would be nice to give everyone something at Christmas,” said Megan Avery, an 11-year-old Love Memorial Elementary School…

Five generations welcome soldier home

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Five generations sat together at Ramseur’s Sandwich Shop on Tuesday morning celebrating Christmas and fawning over the newest addition to the family. Ages ranged from 85-year-old Grady Abernathy to two-month-old Sydney Grace Hudson, the daughter of Shannon Hudson and her soldier husband, Shane. “It’s special because it was her first…

Seasonal scenes provide an eye full

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A dedicated group of people make sure to keep Lincoln County festive during the holidays. Inflatable snowman, life size creches and a plethora of Christmas lights fill up neighborhood yards. Those who created the most impressive scenes have put a lot of time, money and labor into their decorations, and…

50th Anniversary

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Dean and Bonnie Brackett of Vale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. They have two children, Renee Brackett of Vale and Tonja McDonald of Huntersville. They have a granddaughter, Meagan McDonald of Huntersville. The family will celebrate with a Caribbean cruise.…

When Santa Claus came to town

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Santa Claus sat outside of his house in downtown Lincolnton for three weeks waving at passing traffic and learning the Christmas wishes of local children. If there was any doubt whether Lincolnton’s Santa was 100 percent real, all a child had to do was take a big tug on the…

New young adult book touched with magic

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Jasmine Smith is a teenage witch living in modern day Salem, Mass. She has unruly hair, an “almost boyfriend” and a propensity to play with magic. She is also the star of “My Romantic Spell” and the creation of Rodney Robbins, a local author. In the novel, Jasmine attempts to…