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Rally draws 32 churches

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Planners of the second annual Lincolnton Community Youth Rally hope children will play ball. This year’s event, “Catching the Spirit,” will be held Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 at Boger City United Methodist Church. But make no mistake, children from all denominations are welcome. “This is at Boger…

New Charter

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Jane Carswell, president of the Pilot Club of Lincolnton, excepted the new charter for the North Lincoln High School Anchor Club. International President Alayna Schaffer made the presentation at the international convention in Jacksonville, Fla. The Pilots now sponsor Anchor Clubs at Lincolnton and North Lincoln high schools. Contributed Photo…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…

Youth Quest

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A group from Redemption Outreach Center in Lincolnton attended Youth Quest 2004 July 19-23 in Daytona, Fla. Local teens Hannah Reynolds and Jay Goodman competed. Reynolds received third place in the nationals in communication arts, short sermon; and Goodman received first place in nationals in creative arts, photography. Joining in…

Real estate sales slow in west end

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According to one realtor in Lincoln County, real estate sales on the west side of the county have been typically slower than in the last two to three years. One of the problems could be a lack of buyers versus the number of listings in the area. Homeowners with a…

Battling Bullies — Counselors teach self esteem

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Every school has bullies whether it be the student who yells insults at underclassman on the bus, the boy who constantly hits other children on the playground or the queen bee who makes a habit of excluding girls from her clique. West Lincoln Middle School, and several other schools in…

4-H`ers attend state Electric Congress

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Derreck Sherrill, 16, of Vale was recognized with a Electric Recruiter Award, during the 57th Annual State 4-H Electric Congress held July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the son of Todd and Janet Sherrill. Holly Mills, 14, of Belmont was recognized as a County…

Turning over tragedy

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For almost half her life, Joy Stout has cared for her infant son, Andrew Proffitt. Stout gave birth to Andrew when she was 19. A car accident that same year took her son’s eyesight and part of his brain capacity. It also took the lives of her husband and mother-in-law.…

Hooked on Harmony

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CONOVER — Barbershop harmony echoes through the halls of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ each Thursday night. The uplifting sounds come from the voices of Carolina Style Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines. “I love the music. It’s just a different sound,” said Jean Danaher, chorus director. Danaher…