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North Lincoln wins awards

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“Paladin,” the yearbook at North Lincoln High School, won the award of distinction at the recent North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Lincoln also received three honorable mention awards for the yearbook cover design, theme and photography. All…

Harrill celebrates 90th

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Fleta Boggs Harrill was honored recently with an afternoon party to celebrate her 90th birthday. The birthday party was held at Boger City Rest Home, hosted by her granddaughter, Stacie Lea Self of San Diego, Cali., and her daughters, Ann Self Sigmon and Linda Harrill Rudisill. Becky Avent catered the…

Service News

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HICKMAN Airman Luke Hickman of Vale recently completed Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice school at Shepherd Air Force Base in Texas. During his crew chief training, he learned to perform inspections, functional checks and preventive maintenance on aircraft and aircraft-installed equipment. Preflight responsibilities include ensuring that the aircraft has been properly serviced…

Western Lincoln County to see road and bridge improvements

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans on making several improvements to an intersection just west of Lincolnton. Replacing several bridges in the west is also planned. The improvements to the intersection of N.C. 27 West, N.C. 182 and Hershel Lackey Road were endorsed and supported by the Lincoln County…

Horse, rider attend clinic

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VALE — Tristan Stines and her horse, Ghaze, were recently chosen by Clinton Anderson, a natural horsemanship trainer from Australia, to be part of a three-day clinic at the Western N.C. Agriculture Center in Fletcher. Ghaze, a seven-year-old thoroughbred, ex-race horse was the main demonstration horse for the clinic. Clinton…

Bookworms boost reading program

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Amanda McBryde, Alyson Bryson and Nicholas Roberts listen to the story “Pigs in the Pantry” at their west Lincoln branch library. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Since the school year ended, children in the western end of Lincoln County have made good use of their local library. “Summer reading is…

Bye Bye Birdie

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Rose Alvarez (portrayed by Laura Hix) sings a song to her boss and love interest Albert Peterson (played by Cecil Smith) in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The show opened Thursday and continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For ticket information call 704-735-2281. Jenny Walling / LTN…

Just Peachy – Farmers boast plentiful peach crop

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Peach lovers rest at ease. This year’s crop promises plentiful and tasty peaches through August, says area farmers. “(The crop) is looking good. It seems like an excellent season so far,” said Harvey Webb, owner of Webb’s Orchard. The season started at the beginning of June and should continue through…

Junior Charity League of Shelby to present Debutantes

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Sixty teens from 12 area cities and towns will be presented to society in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 59th Annual Debutante Ball Saturday. The weekend’s activities began this morning with a Debutante registration and coffee at the home of Judge James and Paige Morgan. Tonight will include a…

Art A-Plenty

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Haleigh Bennett paints a flower pot Tuesday morning in Donna McMahon’s class. The Lincoln Arts Council held its annual Art Camp this week at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Students experimented with paint, ink, sculpture and various avenues of the arts. The young artists held an art show this morning to…