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Calvary connection unknown to children

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The last surviving member of the Lincoln County Calvary turned 90 on Sunday. “Horses were a part of life,” said Ransom Schronce of the 1930s. The Calvary was a precursor the National Guard. Back then, the boys would go off for weeks to train in places like Mississippi. “The boys…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Around Town 4/25/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE A blood drive sponsored by Emmanuel Lutheran Church will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall. For more information or to schedule a time, call Sue at (704) 735-3302. CAR SHOW The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will sponsor a car show…

Willis Family Restaurant has legendary past

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Willis Family Restaurant may be a relatively new eatery, but if its walls could talk, they’d surely have stories to tell. “The building was built in 1955,” said Shane Willis, owner of the Lincolnton restaurant, which has been home to a number of establishments, including Italian Villa and Community Cafй.…

Unleashing Dazzling Designs

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Fostering a family

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The Mawyer clan isn’t a typical nuclear family. The family is made up of a mom and a dad and two biological sons, ages 27 and 12. Then there are two biological siblings, ages 11 and 9, who were adopted after coming to the home as foster children and one…

Blackberries a new crop for west Lincoln

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Houser Farms has become the first farm in Lincoln County to commercially produce blackberries. “When you go to spend $10,000 on an acre of crop, you start to get nervous,” said Daniel Houser, co-owner of Houser Farms and president of the North Carolina Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association. “It’s…

Manufacturer looks at locating in Lincoln

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A Long Island-based manufacturer of promotional products is eyeing Lincoln County in a move that could add as many as 500 jobs to the local economy. Lanco Corp. Vice President Irwin Landow said Lincoln County is one of four potential destinations for the company, including South Carolina and Florida. However,…

Turn lane agreement is near

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Weeks after commissioners threatened to shut down Lincoln Charter School unless a turn lane was installed on N.C. 16, an attorney for the school said an agreement is close and construction could be completed by the end of the summer. Attorney Todd Wulfhorst told commissioners Monday he had spoken personally…

Lincolnton Goodwill store to mark 10th anniversary

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Lincolnton retail store and the Lincoln County Job Connection Saturday. The celebration will feature an anniversary sale with 30 percent off donated items at the Lincolnton store. In addition, a special celebration will take place from 9…