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4-H’er earns honor of going to two national events

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An egg-heavy macaroni and cheese recipe landed one Lincolnton 4-H’er in a national competition. Guy Perkins, 15, won the North Carolina State Gold for his presentation on egg cookery. He went on to compete nationally in Louisville, Ken. in November and placed seventh in the nation. “I like mac and…

4-H celebrates its 100th anniversary in North Carolina

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North Carolina is celebrating its 100th year of 4-H. “I would love to see every school-age child involved in 4-H,” said April Dillon, extension agent with 4-H youth development. 4-H first started when adult farmers chose not to listen to recent college graduates’ advice regarding farming corn. “These were just…

Scholarships available

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Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County agricultural extension chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Stoudemire scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a…

Brrrrrr

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Braving very cold temperatures Thursday, participants in the 31st Annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge braved the waters of Lake Norman, launching from Lake Norman Marina in Sherrill’s Ford. (Above) Pat Hutchinson got an extra dose of the frigid water as he wiped out. Meanwhile, the Carolina Show Ski Team…

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 Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

Around Town 1/2/2009

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PHOTOGRAPHY The Arts Council of Lincoln County will have its annual Amateur Photography Competition. Entries will be accepted 1-4 p.m. today at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St., Lincolnton. Entrants must be 18 years or older and much engage in photography for pleasure, rather than financial benefit or…

Room to grow

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Around Town 12/31/2008

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FLORIDA BOYS The Florida Boys gospel quartet will be performing 7 p.m. tonight at Freedom Church, located at 124 E. Main St. (the old Belk’s building). Admission is free. WATCH SERVICE Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a New Year’s Watch Service beginning 7 p.m.…

Triumphs, tragedies, progress, hard times headlined in 2008

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It began with a controversial hike in local property values. It ended with the beginning of a new highway and sewer plant, which, someday, will transform east Lincoln County. In between, there was the triumph of a local football team and a tragedy on the waters of Lake Norman. The…

Satellite DSS office set to cut ribbon

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Soon after the New Year, east Lincoln County residents will be able to access social services without driving to Lincolnton. From 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville. The ceremony will celebrate the building of a new East Lincoln…