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Barber and his shop remembered in celebration

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For more than 40 years, Clemons Barbershop was a place of friendship, laughter and fine-looking haircuts. When first opened in the early 1960s, it was the only black barbershop in Lincolnton. It was also the heart and soul of its owner, Carlee Clemons. “He took his work extremely seriously, and…

Country store a hidden treasure chest of delight for all who discover it

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Open for over 10 years, RedBone Willy’s Trading Co. is a comforting staple of Toluca, providing products to satisfy a variety of wants and needs. Everything from outdoor clothing to home goods and decorations fills two jam-packed floors of the rustic shop. Thick sweaters and glowing lamps line wooden shelves.…

Please don`t forget those at Christmas

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Some of the shelves at East Lincoln Christian Ministry sit bare as food donations dwindle. Meanwhile, volunteer Tina Moore completes an Angel Tree order. People who qualified and filled out certain documents have been instructed when to come to the ministry. Until then, volunteers such as (left to right) Helen…

Santa visits Sherrills Ford restaurant

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Santa Claus took time out of his busy Christmas schedule this past Monday to pay a visit to children at a famed Sherrills Ford restaurant, Lineberger’s Cattle Company on N.C. 150. For the fifth year in a row, the restaurant hosted a toy drive to benefit area children. However, this…

From aerospace to vacuums no big leap

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When Chris Feigl came to Charlotte from California in 1988, he had a career in the aerospace industry. Twelve years later, that company was bought out by a New York company. “I was confronted with a decision to move for a third time but I fell in love with the…

Needs grow as Christmas approaches

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries (ELCM) volunteer Sue Murdock has seen families’ need for help grow in the area. She’s one of several volunteers who recently helped prepare food bags and more than 800 gifts for families in need. “Here at Christmastime, people can get food and three gifts for each…

Intemperate comment raises hackles at meeting discussing Lowe`s

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About 40 residents in eastern Lincoln County gathered at the East Lincoln Community Center to discuss a proposed Lowe’s Home Improvement store coming to their community. According to Walter Fields, consultant on the project, Lowe’s wants to build a 225,000-square foot store on about 38 acres on N.C. 73 near…

Around Town 12/12/2005

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CONCERT Lincolnton Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and chorus will hold a holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday DINNER The Coalition of Churches will meet at 7 p.m. today and host their annual fellowship dinner at the Oaklawn Center on Linden Street. Everyone is invited and should bring…

North Lincoln High School band ready to “march” into the holiday concert season

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Though the marching season may be over, the North Lincoln High School band will not be putting up their instruments. After a successful fall, the band is currently preparing for their holiday concert and concert band season. The marching Knights participated in seven competitions this year and placed second overall…

How to turn wood into art

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Hand-turned wood shaped into beautiful, sometimes delicate, forms will be featured at the Lincoln Cultural Center throughout this month. The wood sculptures are the work of Lincolnton artist Don Olsen and are featured in “Holiday in the Woods,” which will be on exhibit in the Cochrane and Carolina Mills galleries…