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QUESTION of the WEEK

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When the new N.C. 16 is completed, do you think it will help or hurt east Lincoln County? Joe Colicchio, Denver: “I think it’s going to help the businesses along the business route and I think it will help the people who live north of here to bypass all that…

Hog Happenin’s lively history

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When Brad Guth, business and community development director for the City of Lincolnton, came to town a decade ago, he brought an idea with him: Hog Happenin’. “Basically, when I came to Lincolnton 10 years ago, we were just looking for another kind of event to do,” Guth said. Guth…

Player says team played with emotion

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East Lincoln senior Katie Reel said the Lady Mustangs soccer team played out this past season a lot like the story of “Rudy.” In fact, the East Lincoln soccer team went to see the real-life Rudy give a motivational speech. “That was definitely a big thing that I’ll never forget.…

Many options for bikers Saturday

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These motorcycles were entered into the 2007 Bike Show. Entry fee into the 2008 Bike Show is $10. LTN File Photo Motorcycle enthusasists will have plenty to do at this year’s Hog Happenin. First up is the 2008 Terrell Camping Center Poker Run, which will begin at 10 a.m. in…

Notable Music gives lessons in all instruments

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“Bringing music to life for everyone” are the words Buffy Macsherry lives by. Macsherry and her husband, Stewart, opened Notable Music in 2006. The Macsherrys and five other instructors teach students of all ages how to play everything from piano to drums. “We try to cover every type of instrument…

Lincoln’s youngest philanthropist?

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Most 6-year-olds probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they can make the world a better place. John Ari isn’t your typical 6-year-old. “When he meets you he will shake your hand and say, ‘Pleased to meet you,’” Hilmi Ari, John’s father said. And it seems the…

School’s club for running gains speed

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A new club at Catawba Springs Elementary has had a running start – and not just figuratively. In March, fourth-grade teacher Mari Fisher began Catawba Springs’ Running Club. Students met twice a week for about 45 minutes after school. During their meetings, Fisher said the children ran “anywhere from one…

Two Lincolnton men face charges in gasoline theft

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Two Lincolnton men were arrested May 29 and accused of stealing gasoline from a local business. Chad Aron Williams, 28, and Johnny Lee Heafner, 28, both of Lincolnton, are “accused of pumping $28 worth of gas at the Country Store” on N.C. 150 before they fled the scene, said Larry…

Living Ladies Ministry helps others

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The Living Ladies Ministry is an organization dedicated to helping those in need. “We basically are a ministry that reaches out to people in hard times,” said Dana Gasperson, founder and executive director of the non-profit group. Gasperson says the group provides Bible-based counseling, does benevolence work and simply offers…

Mistake adds to expense of water pipe replacement

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More than $200,000 will be added to the cost of a water pipe replacement project at Lincoln County’s busiest intersection because of a costly oversight by the county’s Public Works Department. County Public Works Director Steve Gilbert said his department failed to replace pipes at the intersection before a road-widening…