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Lincoln seniors conquer games

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Many concerned over proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter

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A proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter planned for N.C. 73 could bring with it up to 500 jobs and more than $1 million in county sales taxes. But it could also bring out strong opposition from residents and small business owners. Andrew Johnson, president of the Denver Area Business Association, said small…

Hot topics on tonight’s commission agenda

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Several hot topics are on the agenda for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners tonight. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Commissioners Carrol Mitchem and Marie Moore will present recommendations on the proposed redistricting. Mitchem and Moore were appointed…

Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…

Lincoln County book clubs hold meeting

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History and a love of reading collided at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday afternoon as three book clubs met under one roof. The Mentor Book Club has the prestigious honor of being the oldest one in the county – clocking in at 86 years. The Priscilla Book Club is right…

Southern author tells her story

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For most writers, a novel begins with a character. For Mindy Friddle, author of “The Garden Angel,” that character was a dilapidated, Southern house. Friddle, a Greenville, S.C. native, spoke to three Lincoln County book clubs at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Wednesday. She told the crowd that she was…

Five generations

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Around Town 5/13/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Vale. For more information call 704-276-1529. HOT DOG, YARD SALE Victory in Jesus Ministry, 145 Antique Road will have a hot dog and yard sale in the church…

Nine-year old `braces` for win with her Mother`s Day essay

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Call it beginner’s luck, but when nine-year old Halie Leatherman of Lincolnton wrote why she thought her mom, Sherry Leatherman, is the greatest mom in the world, she had no idea hers would be the winning essay in a contest sponsored by Hamilton and Austin Orthodontics in Lincolnton. “We have…