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Festival-goers clutching at straw…berries

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Despite rainy weather and a low berry count due to early freezing temperatures, residents came out Saturday to the 22nd annual Strawberry Festival held in the East Lincoln High School parking lot. “We can’t always have it go our way, it can’t be perfect,” said Debbie Hultgren, a member of…

Tractor pull still ‘sled-fast’

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Maybe the weather kept the crowd smaller than past years, but there was no denying the people at this spring’s Stumptown Tractor Club swap meet and tractor pull at Killian Farm, Denver were enjoying every single minute they were there. Whether it was looking at, buying or swapping old implements,…

4-H Talent winners

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Around Town 5/7/2007

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IRON STATION/SENIORS The Iron Station Senior Citizens meets noon Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. SUPPORT GROUP Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St. will host an informational meeting for a possible caregivers support group 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call (704) 732-6146. DEMOCRAT MONTHLY MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic Party monthly…

Students take foreign language as a ‘sign’

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Once a week after school, students at the Lincolnton Middle School spend time learning a foreign language, but a lot of the time, “words” aren’t needed. The approximately 24 middle-schoolers are members of the Wildcat Signers, a sign language club started by sixth-grade math and science teacher Karen Robbins. A…

Church may be the last of its kind in state

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Many years ago, it wasn’t that uncommon to see union churches – two churches that share a common building – across the state of North Carolina. Today, it’s very rare, and Lincoln County may have the only one left in the state. Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, located…

Theatre Guild to hold auditions

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Auditions for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Come Blow Your Horn” by Neil Simon will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center May 11 from 6-8 p.m. and May 12 from 2-5 p.m. Call backs will take place May 13 from 6-8 p.m. The Cultural Center is located at…

Taking the ‘Opportunity’

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National Day of Prayer

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Survivor becomes caring counselor

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As a child, Mike Ross went to Camp Care, a camp for children with cancer. Now 28, he’s trying to give back as a volunteer counselor. “The camp really helped me a lot,” he said. “You got to meet kids that were like you. They had cancer, and you could…