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‘Steel Magnolias’ a story of friendship and family

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The great thing about Belmont Abbey College’s production of “Steel Magnolias” is the witty script and touching story. The not so great thing? It can never be as good as the movie. Sure the actresses do their best — especially Sandi Weaver as Truvy – but it’s hard to compete…

Former Lincolnton resident named judge of S. C. bankruptcy court by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Beth Burris, a former Lincolnton resident whose father and sister still live in town, has been appointed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as a bankruptcy judge in South Carolina. She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Richard R. “Dick” Burris and Louise Shuford Burris; and the…

Looking for a summer job led to a writing career

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Current and former fans of Tarheel basketball were able to see Chapel Hill alumnus, Denver resident and writer Scott Fowler this past Monday night. He was there to sign copies of his latest book, “North Carolina Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?” at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library in Denver.…

Blum dedicated to a vision of perfect motion

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While it has a Stanley address and a Mount Holly telephone number, cabinet hardware manufacturer Blum is firmly entrenched in eastern Lincoln County. That’s according to general manager and chief executive officer Karl Reudisser. “When we came here in 1979 from Hickory, we didn’t get any economic incentives from Lincoln…

Around Town 11/14/2005

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PRESENTATION The Lincoln Natural Resource Committee is hosting a presentation on changes that are occurring in the area concerning land cover which includes trees, open space, and urban area. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at the Senior Center on the Lincoln…

Remembering those who serve and served

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Ric Goodhue commander of American Legion Post #30 waved to the crowd as the parade wended its way. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Those who served during the Vietnam era were also a part of the tribute. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Veterans from several wars displayed their colors. Chris…

Scronce brothers ‘The Magnificent Seven’

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Many people are familiar with Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Saving Private Ryan.” It is believed the genesis of that film took its inspiration from a real-life occurrence during World War II, in which five brothers served in the same battalion and lost their lives in an attack at sea. In Lincoln…

’Tis the season to tour homes

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The Lincoln Arts Council is proud to announce its fourth Star Light Tour of Homes, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. The tour includes seven locations — four private homes, a church, a business and the Lincoln Cultural Center. The them for this year’s…

Woman wins Amy Grant tickets after years of volunteer service

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While stopped at a red light, Gail Lineberger learned her years of volunteer work had won her free tickets to an Amy Grant concert. “I happened to have the radio on, so I heard Kathy talking about me,” Lineberger said. Kathy Vinzant, director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child…

Remembering life during war

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The life of Bill Carter is one steeped in war, love and history. The 85-year-old World War II veteran spent several years stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as a mess sergeant. Back surgery kept him out of the battle zone. A Lincolnton native, Carter entered the guard in…