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Residents, pro and con, turn out for Wal-Mart hearing

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Residents of east Lincoln came out Thursday night to learn more about Wal-Mart and how representatives plan to deal with issues such as crime and traffic. The basketball stands at the East Lincoln Community center were filled as residents both vented and praised the proposed Super Wal-Mart that has plans…

Hail to the Chief

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(Top photo) President George W. Bush went into the crowd at Gaston college where he shook hands with some of the many people in attendance. In a more quiet, moment he spoke privately with one man (bottom). Then the President was on his way to the next engagement as the…

Last words in war

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The total number of American deaths during the Civil War trumps that of all other wars combined — from the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq. “It’s probably the most tragic chapter, the most dramatic chapter, in American history,” said Daniel Barefoot, author of “Let Us Die Like Brave…

Hidden treasures found at Ol’tiques in Lincolnton

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This is the second story in a series on Lincolnton antique shops.) Members of the Ol’tiques, a cooperative antiques shop in Lincolnton, feel they had no choice when it came to expanding their hobby. “It kind of gets in your blood,” said Leslie Costner, a co-op member. Fellow member Denise…

Ten Commandments Quiz

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The Lincoln Times-News randomly selected people off the street to see how many could name all of the Ten Commandments. Here are our findings. Jordan White, 17 of Lincolnton got nine correct. Sherry Garner, of Grier, S.C. got seven correct. Jennifer Shults, 34, of Iron Station, got seven correct. Katie…

Youth attend work camp

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Eminent photographer now embarking in new direction

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Ron Atchley has finally found his niche and he is not hanging up his camera…at least not yet. Atchley, who has been in Lincolnton 20 years at Ron Atchley Photography, will now open his studio by appointment only. He will focus on bridal photos, weddings, families and children portraits and…

Around Town 7/15/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Harvest Presbyterian Church (PCA) will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. This year’s theme will be “Faith Adventure: God’s Treasure Revealed,” and children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome. The church is located at 707 Lithia Inn Road. To register, call…

Cherryville native makes NYC debut

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The experience of taking care of his elderly mother in Crouse led one New York City actor to pick up his pen and start writing a play. The result was “A Sense of Loss,” Cherryville native Robert Anthony’s first play. The experience encouraged him to write more plays – most…

Fishing since ’49

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Taylor’s Fishing Lake in west Lincoln has provided a place to fish since 1949, and the people keep coming. “I’ve been the owner for 14 years,” said Robert Fredell. “I enjoy meeting all the fisherman. It gives them a place to fish.” Although the lake is no longer operated by…