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ABCs: Never too late to learn

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With the help of a dedicated teacher, Odell Hester of Lincolnton learned to read at the age of 72. “People told me, ‘It will open up a whole new world for you,’” Hester said. “I didn’t know what they meant, but now I do.” Hester enrolled in Gaston College in…

Historian makes history herself

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Born in Charlotte in 1887, Addie Grier Barineau grew up to become a principal, historian and beloved community figure. Her young life, however, was difficult. “Addie Grier was a sickly child, and they thought she would die,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County’s historical coordinator. At the age of 2, her…

Cookbook selected as ‘Best of the best’

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“A Feast of Tradition” has been a popular cookbook at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton for years, but it will now reach a wider audience. Selected recipes from the cookbook have been included in the recently published “Best of the Best from North Carolina Cookbook: Selected Recipes from North…

86th birthday

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Around Town 3/23/2007

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YARD SALE/BAKE SALE Lincoln County Moose Lodge, 517 N. Poplar St., will be hosting a yard and bake sale 8 a.m. – noon Saturday. Clothing, eatingware, chainsaws and miscellaneous merchandise will be available, as well as cakes and pies. VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON Reepsville Baptist Church in Vale will hold a Volunteers…

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Around Town 3/21/2007

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CRAFT/GIFT SALE Crouse United Methodist Church will hold a spring craft and gift sale 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. Easter baskets, treat bags, bunnies, gifts for all occasions, purses, children’s clothing etc. sausage biscuits, hot dogs, drinks and baked foods. Proceeds going for missions projects. Church located across the…

Linc Home Meals celebrates 25 years

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Linc Home Meals celebrated its 25th anniversary Tuesday with a banquet, which honored some very special guests – the volunteers. “We could not do this job without volunteers,” said Susan Brymer, director of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. “Christian Ministry has a very small staff, and you are the heart…