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Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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Around Town 2/9/2007

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. VALENTINE’S EVENT Cooperative Extension`s Senior Citizens Council have planned an entertaining and educational program for Lincoln County Senior Citizens on Wednesday, Feb. 14. If you would like to attend, please…

Ceremony honors memory of the four chaplains

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On Feb. 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was stuck by an enemy torpedo. The blast and its aftermath instantly or almost immediately after killed many onboard. Others died while in the cold, turbulent waters of the north Atlantic Ocean. Lifejackets were in short supply. The four chaplains aboard, two Protestants,…

New Marine’s vet’s organization formally chartered

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The Captain Jeb. F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League was officially chartered Feb. 6 by Steven T Wilson, National Vice-Commandant for the Midwest Region of the League. The detachment voted to name itself for one of Lincolntons’ own sons, a Marine aviator who was posthumously awarded the Navy…

Grand Openings

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Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt holds the ceremonial scissors in preparation for the ribbon cutting at the Citizens Insurance Center Agency grand opening that took place Feb. 2. To the left of the mayor are Lincolnton-Lincoln County chamber of commerce chairman Jack Funk and Mark Mullen, owner of Citizens Insurance. Behind…

Blondes aren’t so dumb, so watch it with the jokes, pal

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Four members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors, all blondes, recently attended the 86th North Carolina Association of Realtors Inaugural ceremony in Pinehurst. Sheila Rudisill with All Points Realty was inducted as the Region 7 vice president and serves on the NCAR Board of Directors. Marsha Jordan, CRS, GRI,…

Dairy farm no longer milking it

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A.D. Shrum and his first cousin Gerald Williams have both spent all of their 65 years living on a dairy farm. Soon, however, the two owners of S.S.W. Farm plan to sell their milk cows and retire from the business. For most of their lives, the men have had to…

Home school students get practical lessons in fire safety

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Denver Fire Department batallian chief Darby Price (left) demonstrates equipment during a homeschool tour. Will Rhoney, 6, (right) wears Price’s helmet. The tour emphasized safety and the importance of having a fire escape plan. Stop, drop and roll. It’s not a new dance or the prescription for boredom: it’s the…