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Family building business “From the Ground Up”

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For Jannette Huggins and her husband, Harrison, every day is filled with things they love. Their new business, From the Ground Up Garden Center, is an extension of those loves. “We love the horses, dogs and plants,” said Jannette. Jannette, a former manager of Bumbargers in Lincolnton for 11 years,…

Lincolnton native learns medical ropes

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After a middle school field day mishap, Matthew Cline hurt his knee and discovered the medical process. The young boy was fascinated by his surgery and rehabilitation process – so much so that he is now a student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. To gain first hand experience,…

Farm-City Week celebrated heartily

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Farmers and city slickers alike joined together at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night to celebrate Farm-City Week. “It is a time of appreciation,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It’s a time to appreciate one another and the society we live in and…

Remembering Trey one purpose of DECA school group project

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One public relations assignment is not just a grade for North Lincoln High School students, but holds personal significance. As part of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), students will be holding a basketball competition in memory of their friend and fellow student, Trey Whiteside, who died in a car…

Dreamcatchers hold 1960s coffeehouse poetry reading

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Students from the West Lincoln Middle School seventh grade Dreamcatcher team recreated a 1960s coffeehouse, complete with sofas and posters. The students of Mrs. Meadow’s language arts class wrote and presented original poems, including haiku, limericks, free verse, narratives, concrete and sonnets. Pictured below are 16 of the students who…

Around Town 11/4/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. REUNION Relatives and friends of Lucy and Blair Wise are invited to a Thanksgiving Day reunion held in their memory at Bethphage Lutheran Church. Bring…

Around Town 11/2/2005

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BENEFIT St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church is holding a benefit from 7 a.m. – until on Saturday. For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-5575 or Lori Ann Fortkort at (704) 748-9448. The benefit is to raise money for the youth mission trip in 2006. BARBECUE SUPPER A barbecue…

Car-less and over 60? Try this transportation

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For many Lincoln County residents older than 60, driving is not an option. Without a car or license, few alternatives are available — especially in such a small county with limited mass transportation. Those unable to drive usually end up depending on the kindness of family members for trips to…

Reading is `fun`-damental

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Emergency preparedness topic of networking lunch

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Business people from across Lincoln County came out to network Thursday at the East Lincoln Community Center for Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s fourth and final business networking luncheon of the year. “We rotate where we hold the four luncheons between Lincolnton and Denver,” said Chamber President Ken Kindley. He…