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Cutting through Medicaid confusion

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Unlike many senior citizens who signed up for Medicare Part D last year, Betty Winchenbach said she wasn’t confused by any paperwork she had to fill out or sign. The confusion came during the paying process. “I paid my premiums, then got two letters saying that we overpaid,” said Winchenbach.…

Music store hitting all the right notes

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For Lincoln County native Buffy Macsherry, music has always been in her blood. After graduating Lincolnton High School, Macsherry earned a degree in music education from Catawba College in Salisbury. As many people do upon college graduation, they get jobs in places other than their hometown. If they’re fortunate, the…

Around Town 1/17/2007

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YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 0030 will have an inside yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon. It will take place inside the legion building at 1120 North Aspen Street. For more information call Libby Reel at (704) 735-3278. Donations will be put in the auxiliary room…

Marching in King’s memory

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A throng of people marched down Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his continuing dream. “The Civil Rights Movement was about marching and assembly, so this is appropriate,” said Robert Hamilton, president of the Lincoln County chapter of the NAACP. Ola Mae Foster, president of…

A safe haven

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For 12 years, Amy’s House has been a success story, helping countless domestic abuse victims and their children find better lives. Now, it appears the shelter and its accompanying domestic violence program are poised to reach new levels of success, thanks to an unlikely outreach center as well as the…

Grand opening

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New Officers

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Around Town 1/15/2007

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MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration room with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. GASTON COLLEGE Enrollment at the Lincoln Campus is still underway, with a number of late start class…

50th Anniversary

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Native American couple bringing heritage, lore to Lincoln County

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To its owners, Richard Eagle and Maria Morning Glow Thomas, the Rising of the Eagle is more than just a store. Since opening four years, the establishment, located on N.C. 27 East, has become a Native American cultural center. “We are here to keep the Native American culture alive,” said…