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Old farmstead near Denver peaks interest of historians

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A farmstead possibly dating back 150 years has been discovered near Denver, within the 116 acres of land conditionally approved for purchase last month by the county for a future park. Nestled deep into the parcel in overgrowths of periwinkles and other plants, the site contains remnants of an old…

Marshals’ operation corrals 3 in Lincoln

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Three fugitives wanted in Lincoln County were apprehended during a week-long operation issued by United States Marshals and local authorities. Operation Falcon 2008, which took place June 15-22, targeted violent offenders, sex offenders and gang members, said Steve Gladden, senior deputy criminal investigator for the U.S. Marshals Office in Charlotte.…

Around Town 6/30/2008

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HOSPICE MEETING Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County invites all who have experienced the death of a loved one and would like to meet others in the grief recovery process through a monthly meeting. The meeting will be at noon on July 1 at the Hospice office, located at…

From early years, music was passion

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Joe Mannino always had a voice. He just didn’t always use it. The longtime Lincoln County resident has his own recording studio in Denver, where he teaches voice and guitar. And he’s performed for everyone from politicians to the parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where he’s a member. Although…

Bluegrass festival set for July 11, 12

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West Lincoln will soon be filled with the finger-pickin’ good sounds of bluegrass. “We love music. We’re not in this for money. We’re in this because we know in that area, there’s just such a need,” said Linda Hunsucker, who founded Catawba Valley Music Revival Inc. with her husband. “When…

Hart Square’s kiln fires up

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The flames shot up 40 feet from Hart Square’s kiln Tuesday night and potter Luke Heafner’s heart did similar acrobatics. “It’s interesting to see, but it’s nerve wracking because you’ve got months worth of work you put into a kiln, and if something goes wrong, you can ruin a whole…

Farm famous for ice cream, produce

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The summer season may come with scorching temperatures and mosquitoes, but it comes with a little taste of heaven, too. Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery, which is located in Lawndale near the western edge of Lincoln County, offers customers that taste of heaven with its homegrown produce and homemade ice…

Young graduates

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Thanking the academy

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50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hudson of Maiden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 4. They were married July 4, 1958 in York, S.C. They have one son, Chris Hudson, and wife Sherry of Newton and one grandson, Rich Hudson of Newton. They have a number of nieces and nephews. A…