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Vineyard brings wine to west Lincoln

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Want to improve your health? Drink more wine. This is Larry Cagle Jr. and Sr.’s advice for a longer life. Red wine made from muscadine grapes are very good for the body due to the high level of antioxidants, dietary fiber and ellagic acid. The wine also boasts no saturated…

Postal employees in tight space

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VALE — Employees at the Vale branch of the U.S. Post Office spend their mornings sorting and carting mail in cramped quarters. The lack of space inside and outside of the building continues to be an issue, said Postmaster Meredith Queen. “The territory is growing, and we don’t have room…

Election to choose mayor

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Thought you’d heard the last about elections this year? Think again. One of the area’s biggest races will begin Saturday when nominations are taken for Cat Square mayor. Candidates for the esteemed position must be lifelong community residents, said Jamie Houser, who helps organize the parade. And that’s pretty much…

1951 Class Reunion

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The 1951 graduating class of Rock Springs High School in Denver met recently for a reunion at the Sagebrush Restaurant in Lincolnton. Pictured from left to right, front row to back row: Guy Killian, Roberta Lawing Ballard, Avoneeal Lawing Ballard, Barbara Miller Beal and Rev. Charles Ledford, Leo Christopher, Opal…

Teacher creates handmade Christmas cheer

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Being a teacher by day and artistic entrepreneur by night takes time, effort and a lot of help. Beth Wiseman, a career and technical education teacher at Pumpkin Center Middle School, has been creating decorative pillows for 10 years. This year alone she has produced around 500 pillows. “They’re beautiful…

A time for giving

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Children involved in the Abreadcrumb & Fish Club, a youth ministries program of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, collected fifty bags of food for the less fortunate for Thanksgiving. When hearing of the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s great need this holiday season, the club donated the bags to the organization.…

65th Anniversary

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Lifelong struggle leads to loving home

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Alex Childers had spent his whole life going from one foster home to the next, never settling into a safe and secure family. When he was 10 years old he had already lived in a Russian orphanage, been adopted into a neglectful home and spent time in both group foster…

Building Dedication

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Participating in the dedication of the McKendree UMC Fellowship Building on Nov. 14 were (from left to right) Rev. Patricia Lewis, Gastonia District Superintendent; Rev. Deval Mason, former pastor; Rev. Thomas Sigmon, WNC Conference Director of Correctional Ministries; Rev. Randy Powell, pastor and Rev. Joe Ervin, retired director of Church…

Every dog has her day

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Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller stands proudly with her owners Merisa and Christina Stoner. The dog won “Best of Winners” in show one at the United Kennel Club event held in Charlotte. Merisa won first place for her Novice Junior Showmanship Class during each of the four shows. Contributed Photo…