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North Lincoln Homecoming Queen

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Around Town 10/26/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. FALL WORSHIP Messiah United Methodist Church, located at 4102 N.C. 27 W., in Lincolnton, will have a Fall Worship Series…

95th Birthday

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White, Warlick Engagement

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Tonya Duncan White of Lincolnton and Jaie McKnight Warlick of Vale announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2009, 2:00 in the afternoon at Reepsville Baptist Church, Vale, NC.…

Church works to preserve past

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St. Lukes Episcopal Church (pictured above) was established in 1841. Its modern day parish is dedicated to keeping its historic past alive. Below, volunteer Tina Guffy works under the leadership of Kelvin Eichinger at St. Luke`s Episcopal Church’s workshop on window preservation. Courtesy of Mary Whisonant St. Luke’s Episcopal Church…

Taking a new look at an old set of tales

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The Canterbury Tales will receive a modern twist in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s dinner theater production of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus. “It’s telling you how the Canterbury Tales came about, but it’s not like reading it in high school,” said Kelly Abernethy, who is performing. “It’s more a modern retelling.”…

Selling used, rare books, a changing business

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Lori Jones entered the used-book business two decades ago. Since the introduction of the Internet, things have changed immeasurably, but she has no plans to retire or switch careers. “We’ve been doing this for 20 years,” she said referring to herself and her husband, Richard, both owners of North State…

City Planning Board gives its blessing to Thread Trail plan

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The Lincolnton Planning Board approved the draft plan of the Carolina Thread Trail in Lincolnton. On Nov. 2, the Thread Trail is scheduled for public hearings with Lincoln County Commissioners and Lincoln County Planning Board members. County officials will decide whether they want to adopt the plan Nov. 16, which…

Burke Co. traffic nets Lincoln suspect

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A Lincoln County man wanted on several felony charges was arrested Monday following a traffic stop in Burke County. William “Mutt” James Morrison III, 49, of 1065 Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton, was arrested in connection with an Aug. 31 break-in, Sheriff’s Detective Sally Dellinger said in a news release. Morrison…

Pilot missing after crash

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Authorities responded to an unusual crash over the weekend and its driver was no where to be found. Deputies were called the Lincoln County Airport on Sunday after an airport employee found a crashed plane at the end of runway #23, Sheriff’s Sgt. Jordan Cody said in a news release.…