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Long-time members saluted at annual NAACP banquet

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The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP hosted its annual Sam and Annie Biggers’ Scholarship Banquet Saturday evening. Scholarships were awarded to two college students from Lincoln County. The first recipient, Anthony Farley is a Lincolnton High School alumnus who now attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

Airport terminal funding sought

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Turbyfill keeps it in the family

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For Larry Turbyfill of Turbyfill True Value/Just Ask Rental, business is a family affair. “I came back to the family business about a year ago,” said Turbyfill of the Denver business his father Joe founded with brother Earl 32 years ago. A native of east Lincoln, Turbyfill says he worked…

Man, daughter begin relationship after 30 years

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(Above) Randy Keever of Lincolnton was overjoyed to find out the daughter he almost never knew he had is alive and well. He was also happy to learn he has three granddaughters. (Below) Karen Sommers of Sydney, Australia, used the Internet to track down her father in the United States.…

Boys’ State

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Around Town 10/22/2007

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SPEAKER Heafner Preaching and Teaching Mission presents the Rev. William J. Abraham, an award-winning author, professor, communicator and ordained Methodist minister. He will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.…

Teachers’ talent on display at third annual show

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Good news for parents: Lincoln County Schools is planning an evening of entertainment that will maintain a 6-year-old’s attention for more than 20 minutes. Students of all ages from all over Lincoln County have a unique opportunity to see their teachers showing off. The third annual Lincoln County Public Education…

100th birthday

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Campbell machining business is booming

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Campbell and Sons Machining, located on W. Congress St., has only been in Lincolnton for a little longer than a year, and the company is already expanding. “We’re adding 1,600 square feet,” said Ronnie Campbell, who runs the business with his brother Steve. Founded by Campbell’s father Leroy in 1973,…

East Lincoln students learn about cells

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Students at East Lincoln High School solved “The Mystery of the Crooked Cell” last week during a visit from the University of North Carolina’s Destiny and Discovery Bus. The DESTINY (Delivering Edge-cutting Science, Technology and Internet across North Carolina for Years to come) Bus, an extension of the Morehead Planetarium…