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Farmers Market

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Vegetables, like these grown locally by Jerry and Diane Peeler, are available at the Farmers Market located on Sigmon Road. Kevin Starr / Contributed…

Addressing the issue, finding help

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A deep, dark hole surrounded Kathy Dellinger. For the first time, she knew how her husband lived many years of his life. “I did get a taste of depression myself after my husband died, and I can’t imagine living like that from day to day,” she said. “It’s a dark…

Depression controls the lives of silent sufferers

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Depression is a common mental illness that often goes untreated, said Dawn Wilson, community collaboration coordinator with Pathways. One in four women and one in 10 men experience depression at some time in their lives, she said. Two-thirds of those suffering don’t seek necessary treatment. “A lot of people confuse…

Biggerstaff’s transplant is complete

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Tim Biggerstaff, well-known radio personality on WLON, is resting at home after his kidney transplant. The procedure was performed Tuesday, May 25 at Baptist Hospital. Biggerstaff received a kidney from a long-time listener of his show, Jack Folk. Biggerstaff talked about his kidney condition on the radio from time to…

Debutante party

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Lauren Nicole Link was honored May 23 with a mother-daughter jewelry debutante party by her aunt, Susan Lockridge of Cherryville, and her grandmother, Peggy Schronce of Lincolnton. Lincolnton debutantes (from left) are Hailey Smith, Ashley Sigmon, Haley Caldwell, Summer Harrison, Lauren Link, Candace Helms, Ashley Arlow and Sade Carter.…

Caring for pets during the dog days of summer

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Americans have a love affair with their cars — and their pets. During the summer months, however, the combination can be deadly. Heatstroke might have killed a litter of kittens if Kim Intino, manager of HSUS’s Animal Services Consultation Program, hadn’t noticed their frantic movements while walking through a mall…

Kindergarten graduates

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The following kindergartners at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy graduated May 20: (from back left) Jessie Herbert, Jordon Easter. R.B. Cronland, Samuel High, MaKayla Bell, Kyle Reep, Haley Donaldson, Mia Baverso, Madeline Sides, Madison Kinney, Malcolm Dorsey and Jordan Wilson. Teachers are Mrs. Goins and assistant teacher Mrs. Rhodes.…

Family business rejuvenated in North Brook

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F.B. Tallent leans back in his rocking chair and invites passersby to have a seat for a “history lesson.” The retired farmer and World War II veteran has spent many afternoons swapping stories in front of his produce stand in western Lincoln County that has been closed almost 20 years.…

Nursing program serves three area congregation

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Lisa Cole is used to navigating through the maze of the healthcare system. And as a parish nurse, she uses her experience to help guide others through difficult times. Cole, who has her master’s degree in nursing with a concentration on parish nursing, serves three western United Methodist churches —…

Lady Rebels basketball team to start 2004-05 season under a new coach

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When basketball season rolls around the West Lincoln Lady Rebels basketball team will have a new face gracing their sideline. Ina Thompson is resigning as a teacher and coach effective at the end of this school year and former Lincolnton star Jaime Boyles is stepping in. West Lincoln’s former Principal…