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Prayer Vigil

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Apple Queen dream comes true

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Queen has attended the pageant regularly since she was 5 years old. She always dreamed she’d enter it, but never thought she would actually win. “It was really hard to believe I was actually up there,” said Rachel Cochran, 19. “I thought, ‘This is unreal.…

Summer spent sweating in the sun for music

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Rachel Dudley has spent the past three summers working hard, sleeping on gym floors and playing her heart out on the baritone horn in the Memphis Sound, a drum and bugle corps. “It’s kind of like being a rock star performing in a different city every night,” Dudley said. “It’s…

Purple Shoe’s success aids Amy’s House outreach

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The Purple Shoe Thrift Store has moved to a new home on Main Street in Lincolnton. “I think it’s a much better location,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “People can get in and out easier, and it’s a calmer…

2-1-1 may come to county

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If the North Carolina United Way president has his way, Lincoln County residents will soon have access to a program designed to help people in need find solutions to their problems. It’s an easy to remember phone number called 2-1-1 that allows individuals to locate resources they may not even…

Blanketeers to the rescue

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Fried pies from scratch

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New barber shop in Denver

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Shane’s Barber Shop held a grand opening in the Rock Springs Shopping Center when he opened in Denver. Shane Alexander who is from the area is living his dream operating his own traditional barber shop. Shane’s Barber Shop is open Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays…

Pole beans shade lakeside carport

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The seeds came from Georgia, and the name seemed ominous: Rattlesnake Pole Beans. After planting them, they never stopped growing. “I was born on a farm, and I tell you, I’ve never seen anything like this in my whole days,” said Alene H. Jones, who lives in east Lincoln. The…

Clergy to clash at speedway

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Plans are shaping up well for “Clash of the Clergy III” which is scheduled for Aug. 25, 7 p.m. at East Lincoln Speedway. The race, which will be used to raise funds for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry will involve up to 20 area ministers competing on the 3/8-mile clay…