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Senior Apple Queen crowned

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Fresh from the brick oven

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Brian Rollins’ brick oven pizza business, Good Wood, has taken him to many different places – festivals, private parties, vacation Bible schools and, just once, a nudist colony. “One hundred and fifty naked people waiting on pizza,” Rollins said, describing the event. “I tell you what, sometimes it’s best to…

Growth issues top LCHBA forum

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The four candidates for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners who participated in a Lincoln County Home Builders Association election forum discussed a host of policies related to growth, a hot topic for many struggling home builders and connected jobs and industries. Lincoln County Planning Board member George Arena of…

Fundraiser helps students with medical bills

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Students at Maiden High School are rallying around two of their own. Allen Bowman and Lance Schronce, both seniors at the school, have been fighting cancer. A fundraiser to help with medical bills will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the downtown Maiden Fire Department. “Everybody’s…

Chapel Baptist wins two Awana awards

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Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden received two awards at the annual Awana ministry conference in Asheville. “Lawing’s Chapel received [the] attendance award for having 70 percent of our leadership in attendance at the conference and a Southern Highlands ‘Top Ten Awana Clubs’ award for meeting the Awana ‘Ten Standards…

Cellist to perform at Cultural Center

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A 19-year-old cellist is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “He’s just a young teenager, and he’s won some international competitions,” Rosemary Hubbard, publicity chair for the Lincoln County Concert Association, said. Narek Hakhnazaryan was born in Armenia and has performed in Russia, Germany,…

CMC-Lincoln hosts Diabetes Fair Monday

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will host its annual Diabetes Fair 6 p.m. Monday in the William M. Lentz gym at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. A total of 23 million people in the United States have diabetes, 7 percent of the population, according to Gwen McBee, diabetes program coordinator at…

Celebrating 150 years

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Girl Scouts learn self defense

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Peeler relocates furniture business to Court Square

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Folks who drive around downtown Lincolnton’s Court Square may have noticed a business called Furniture Construction Company. While it’s been there less than a year, owner Terry Peeler says the business is far from new. Peeler originally opened his business 30 years ago. It was located in downtown Lincolnton until…