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ABCs: Never too late to learn

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With the help of a dedicated teacher, Odell Hester of Lincolnton learned to read at the age of 72. “People told me, ‘It will open up a whole new world for you,’” Hester said. “I didn’t know what they meant, but now I do.” Hester enrolled in Gaston College in…

Historian makes history herself

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Born in Charlotte in 1887, Addie Grier Barineau grew up to become a principal, historian and beloved community figure. Her young life, however, was difficult. “Addie Grier was a sickly child, and they thought she would die,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County’s historical coordinator. At the age of 2, her…

Cookbook selected as ‘Best of the best’

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“A Feast of Tradition” has been a popular cookbook at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton for years, but it will now reach a wider audience. Selected recipes from the cookbook have been included in the recently published “Best of the Best from North Carolina Cookbook: Selected Recipes from North…

86th birthday

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Houseboat, dogs aid in final days of search

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DENVER — Rescuers searching for 35-year-old Sean Larkins on Lake Norman are getting a little unlikely help from a houseboat and dogs. The 80-foot-long houseboat is part of Championship Yacht Charters and can hold up to 120 passengers. Now, however, the houseboat has a real purpose; rescuing the rescuers. Owner…

Report back on Rock Springs fire: intentional?

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DENVER – The fire that claimed four tents and damaged three others at the historic Rock Springs Campground may have been intentional, according to the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office. Test results from the state four months after the fire indicated a substance may have been used to start the…

New Charter school building on schedule

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Nearly 15 acres of land has been graded and construction will begin soon on a new Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School. Recently, students, staff, faculty, community leaders and members of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ceremonial ground-breaking on the new site. According to school principal…