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Around Town 1/15/2007

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MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration room with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. GASTON COLLEGE Enrollment at the Lincoln Campus is still underway, with a number of late start class…

50th Anniversary

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Native American couple bringing heritage, lore to Lincoln County

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To its owners, Richard Eagle and Maria Morning Glow Thomas, the Rising of the Eagle is more than just a store. Since opening four years, the establishment, located on N.C. 27 East, has become a Native American cultural center. “We are here to keep the Native American culture alive,” said…

When Lincoln County ruled boxing world

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On Tuesday, Jan. 9, some Lincoln County legends of boxing gathered at the Lincoln House for an informal reunion. They met to share breakfast, as well as stories about Ralph Conner, whose dedication to the sport through coaching has earned him a place in the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame.…

Grand opening

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Amateur Photography Competition winners announced

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As the sun set over Lincolnton, anxious competition participants eagerly entered the halls of the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday, Jan. 5, awaiting the results from the judge for the Annual Amateur Photography Competition. Beginning 5:30 p.m. with a reception and the awards ceremony presented by the Arts Council of Lincoln…

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

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RALEIGH — At the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, visitors can see exhibits and artifacts from all over the state, demonstrating a tangible connection between the history of each county and the state as a whole. For Susan Friday Lamb, the museum’s public information officer, the connection between…

Denver artist wins grant

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It’s been over 10 years since an artist from Lincoln County has been awarded the Regional Artist Project Grant, and that drought was broken this year by Denver area artist Laraine Middleton, who was awarded a $2,400 grant to be used for concentrated studies at Penland School of Crafts. Middleton…

Teacher reflects as he draws down the curtain on his career

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As a boy, Lincolnton native Col. Jimmy Hull drew inspiration from his teachers. As a man, he became a teacher who inspired students who may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Hull will retire in September after 17 years as an Air Force JROTC instructor at Eastern Wayne High School…