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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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Around Town 3/23/2007

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YARD SALE/BAKE SALE Lincoln County Moose Lodge, 517 N. Poplar St., will be hosting a yard and bake sale 8 a.m. – noon Saturday. Clothing, eatingware, chainsaws and miscellaneous merchandise will be available, as well as cakes and pies. VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON Reepsville Baptist Church in Vale will hold a Volunteers…

Around Town 3/21/2007

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CRAFT/GIFT SALE Crouse United Methodist Church will hold a spring craft and gift sale 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. Easter baskets, treat bags, bunnies, gifts for all occasions, purses, children’s clothing etc. sausage biscuits, hot dogs, drinks and baked foods. Proceeds going for missions projects. Church located across the…

Linc Home Meals celebrates 25 years

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Linc Home Meals celebrated its 25th anniversary Tuesday with a banquet, which honored some very special guests – the volunteers. “We could not do this job without volunteers,” said Susan Brymer, director of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. “Christian Ministry has a very small staff, and you are the heart…

Home energy audits available in county

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Lincoln County residents have an opportunity to save money with a free or low cost home energy audit. Energy audits evaluate a home’s air leaks, insulation, and the heating/air conditioning unit. Professional auditors then make recommendations on what the residents should do to make their home more energy efficient. Recommendations…

Green thumbs abound at Paradise Gardens

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Surrounded by plants, palm trees, gardening and landscaping supplies, Marta Carlson makes telephone calls from her Denver business, Paradise Gardens Garden Center and Landscape. While this is a far cry from what she was doing 20 years ago, Carlson said she’s never been happier. “Back then, I had earned a…

Feast celebrates milestone

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The March meeting of Wayne’s Second Friday Feast took on somber tones for co-organizer Celia Deese. It marked the 10th anniversary of the death of her brother and feast founder, Wayne Griffin. “He conducted the feast for 18 months before he died of congestive heart failure,” said Deese. She remembered…

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…