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Local man remembered for cooking, country music

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The very first of Whitey Hartman’s 19 fish camps was in west Lincoln. Known for its great food and country music, it had people lining up outside the door. “He had a love for country music, and he knew about all of them up in Nashville,” said Harold Hartman, Whitey’s…

50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ledford of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2005. The celebration was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale and was hosted by their family: daughter Bobbi Watson and her daughter Anna and daughter Suzanne Parris, her husband Rick and their children Zach…

Hurricane evacuees say goodbye to Lincolnton, their adopted home

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The Sanchez family came to Lincolnton grieving the death of a relative and fleeing hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This weekend, the father, mother, son and daughter moved back to their New Orleans home. While packing up Friday, they found the move bittersweet. “Here we didn’t find friends, we really found…

Storyteller weaves tales for students

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Lincoln County children have listened to stories of elves and wishes, fat cats and steep roofs and slithery, sinister snakes this week. Professional storyteller Dianne Hackworth is making her way through each of the county’s 12 elementary schools. The Lincoln Arts Council has sponsored her visit. Hackworth will speak at…

More development coming to east Lincoln

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More development is planned for eastern Lincoln County and residents will have a chance to voice their concerns at the East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church.. This time, it’s for an active adult community that will consist of 1,650 homes on 600…

Planning board workshop Thursday

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Denver business owner Mark Cotter of Four Season Marine Supply is concerned about the county’s sign ordinance. Specifically, he wants the county’s planning board to consider lifting the ban on temporary signs, also known as “popsicle” signs. “Some businesses that are located in strip malls don’t have the capability to…

“Denver’s Biggest Loser” debuts at Fit Dimension

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Seven people from across the Denver area gathered at Fit Dimension, located on N.C. 16, Tuesday night, Jan. 17, for the start of a life-changing process: the process of bettering their lives through losing weight and watching what they eat. Fit Dimension owner Jill Feldmeyer is calling her program “Denver’s…

Lake Calendar

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MEETING The East Lincoln Betterment Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Jack LaForce with Pulte Homes-Del Webb and developer Walter Fields will speak on a proposed development across from East Lincoln High School, while Pete Acker with Lincoln Medical Center will talk…

Enthusiasts

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Around Town 1/25/2006

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ELECTION Gaston Community Action will hold election for a board member to represent the low-income residents in the Lincoln County area of Gaston Community Action, Lincoln County Division. The meeting will be held at Creative Travel, 2002 E. Main Street in Lincolnton at 6 p.m. on Thursday. All low-income adults…