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Around Town 12/6/2006

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HOT DOG SALE There will be a hot dog sale benefiting Cub Scout Pack No. 74 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, 520 Madison St., Lincolnton, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. FRESH START WIDOWED GROUP The fresh start widowed group of the greater Gaston area will hold a Christmas…

Fishing for a cause

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Literacy Council finds new home

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The location may be different, but what goes on inside has stayed the same at the Lincoln County Literacy Council. After 18 years of service in the county, 16 of which were spent in the basement of the Lincolnton Post Office, the council has moved its location. It can now…

When someone you love needs end-of-life care

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Since 1987, Hospice of Lincoln County has helped hundreds of families manage the end-of-life process at home where most would choose to be. Staying at home, however, is not always a safe or practical option. There are many times when pain and other symptoms cannot be managed effectively at home…

Around Town 12/4/2006

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ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING The charter organizational meeting of the Jeb E. Seagle detachment of the Marine Corps League will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the DAV, Laboratory Road, Lincolnton. To submit our charter, we need 20 former Marines and/or Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen in attendance, prepared to pay the 2007…

Winning Christmas tree

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Success in business, helping less fortunate

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A Lincolnton business is getting in the Christmas spirit through something it does on an annual basis. Roger Calhoun, owner of Auto Body Solutions of North Carolina on Horseshoe Lake Road is gearing up for another bicycle drive. Last year, nearly 60 bicycles were handed out to children in Lincoln…

Christmas comes very early to one eager Lincolnton home

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At Charlie Tipton’s house, it begins to look a lot like Christmas the last week of September. “What’s really funny is watching the trick or treaters come up the sidewalk,” Tipton said. Long before Halloween, Tipton, who is minister of music at Covenant Bible Church, has decked the halls of…

Kid Outlaw follows in father’s footsteps

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In July 2005, Butch Jenkins, the Lincoln County Outlaw, died leaving his wife, daughter and guitar-picking son behind. Two weeks later, his son took his place on the stage at the Maggie Valley Opry House with Raymond Fairchild. “It overwhelmed me,” said James Jenkins, 19, Butch Jenkin’s son. Although he…

Carriage rides begin tonight in Lincolnton

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They may have to obey stoplights and compete with traffic, but horsedrawn carriages are back in downtown Lincolnton. The First Citizens Bank Horsedrawn Carriage Rides begin tonight and will be held every Friday and Saturday night in December from 6 – 9 p.m. “It’s just a good way to see…