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Motorcycle event to aid family whose son died in Sept. crash

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After losing his son to a tragic motorcycle accident, Vernon Polson said he couldn’t be more thankful for the kindness of the community. “The people of this community have really stepped in when times have gotten hard,” he said. On Sept. 3, Vernon Polson received a call that forever changed…

50th reunion

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Around Town 11/2/2009

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COAT DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church will have a coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center, located at 114-B E. Main St., in Lincolnton. Coat and sweater donations may be dropped off at SAM’s from 10 a.m. to…

Former celebrity stylist running Lincolnton salon

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A hairstylist who once catered to celebrities has opened a salon in Lincolnton. Jackie Schenck has opened Supatra Salon & Spa, which offers full nail and hair services. A Stanley-area resident, Schenck has been a hairstylist for 14 years. She worked with Michael O’Rourke, founder and chairman of Sexy Hair…

County keeps eyes on well permits

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In July 2007, Lincoln County adopted an ordinance to establish a well program to meet state requirements. Permits are issued for new and abandoned wells, plus for wells that need to be repaired or replaced. From July 2007 to December 2007, Lincoln County Environmental Health, a division of the county…

Pancake breakfast

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Around Town 10/30/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. CHARITY BREAKFAST Lincoln County Schools will have a charity breakfast beginning 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fatz Cafe. The cost…

Home restored to former beauty

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Pam Etheridge always loved looking at the old house when she passed by it at the intersection of N.C. 27 E. and N.C. 73. One day, she decided to buy it. “We just wanted to restore it to how it should look,” she said. The Link House was built in…

Kicking off new season

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A marimbist who started playing with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11 will perform at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “She has a very wide repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles,” said Rosemary Hubbard, a board member of the Lincoln County Concert Association. Naoko Takada has played the…

Woman works to help Honduran orphanages

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Tara Garcia moved to Honduras to be a teacher, but she discovered her calling was outside of the classroom. From 2004-2006, Garcia, a Cherryville native, spent much of her time in Honduran orphanages falling in love with the children there. “There would be 30 children and maybe two adults helping…