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94th birthday and 5 generations

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Boogie with Books

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Ballard: Going from a pollywog to a shellback

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist On one of my Saturday morning trips to Hardees, I met Mike Manning and his wife. I asked him if he recalled anything he’d remember forever and without hesitation he told me it was when he was in the Navy. In 1972 he was aboard the…

Partnership for Children offers back-to-school tips

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist It’s almost time for Back to School! Here are some tips to keep in mind to make sure your children are safe. Review your family’s walking safety rules. Walk on the sidewalk if available. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing the traffic. Officer Tommy Crosby…

Kenlin Academy Preschool

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4 Generations

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Local salon collects school supplies

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Staff report This month, a Lincolnton hair salon will work with local residents on giving back to public schools. Great Clips, located on 439 North Generals Boulevard, is collecting school supplies for students attending the county’s 12 elementary schools. Those who donate school supplies during the month of August will…

An unexpected birth

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Bob Lebrec said he used to be a fireman. He told me of a time the fire department was called to a woman’s home, and when they announced themselves and entered, they found the woman in the bathroom sitting on the commode. The woman told them…

Gallery 27 hosts juried competition

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Curtis named to Catawba/Wateree River commission

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Staff report A familiar face to Lincoln County voters is joining the Catawba/Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) recently announced his appointment to the commission by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham). Curtis’s term is effective immediately. According to a press release from the Curtis’s…