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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…

When Lincoln County ruled boxing world

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On Tuesday, Jan. 9, some Lincoln County legends of boxing gathered at the Lincoln House for an informal reunion. They met to share breakfast, as well as stories about Ralph Conner, whose dedication to the sport through coaching has earned him a place in the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame.…

New Officers

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Denver artist wins grant

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It’s been over 10 years since an artist from Lincoln County has been awarded the Regional Artist Project Grant, and that drought was broken this year by Denver area artist Laraine Middleton, who was awarded a $2,400 grant to be used for concentrated studies at Penland School of Crafts. Middleton…

Teacher reflects as he draws down the curtain on his career

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As a boy, Lincolnton native Col. Jimmy Hull drew inspiration from his teachers. As a man, he became a teacher who inspired students who may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Hull will retire in September after 17 years as an Air Force JROTC instructor at Eastern Wayne High School…

Lions Club now collecting cellphones, PDAs, eyeglasses

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Did Santa bring you a new cell phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA) this Christmas? And do you not know how or where you can dispose of your old device(s) in a manner that won’t end up in landfills and harm the environment? That’s right, harm the environment. That’s because…

Soaring like Eagles

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Around Town 1/12/2007

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HOBO LUNCH Fellowship Baptist Church will hold a hobo lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday. $3 per plate. Call (828) 428-9031. MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration room with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will…

Business straddles two ‘Worlds’ to a variated clientele

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Since 2000, when it first opened in Boger City, this store offers the best of both “Worlds” — cell phone/beeper products and accessories, and paintball supplies and paraphernalia It’s Beeper World World of Paintball, owned by Bonnie and Dennis Petro Sr. and currently located in the Lincolnton Plaza Shopping Center.…