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Apple Queen overcame adversity

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Queen had a very difficult time at her Apple Festival debut. Earlier that morning, her father had suffered a brainstem stroke and had been rushed to the hospital. “That was the most challenging part – worrying,” said Rachel Cochran, the outgoing Apple Queen. Despite the…

Lincoln County plans seminar on foreclosures

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Lincoln County will hold a free foreclosure seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Lincolnton at the James Warren Citizen Center. Housing and financial experts will be available to assist those with questions or concerns about foreclosure which have risen dramatically in Lincoln County and nationwide in recent…

300 attend memorial for Jerilynn Nutting

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Jerilynn Trustler Nutting – an outspoken resident and community activist for many years credited with helping shape east Lincoln County – died earlier this month after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 63. Nearly 300 people attended a memorial on July 14 in at the Peninsula Yacht Club…

Around Town 7/25/2008

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LHS BAND MEETING The Lincolnton High School band will have a mandatory parent drop-in from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Also, band camp starts at 8 a.m. Monday. CAR WASH The Foothills Heat 18-and-under girls’ fast-pitch softball team will have a car wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2…

Grand opening

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Youth take on demons, drugs and alcohol

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Tonight at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, a group of kids will turn into demons, drug users and alcohol abusers. And they hope other area teens will come to watch it all go down. It’s all part of “The Altar Chronicles,” a series of skits they’ll perform as part of West…

Softball tournament draws crowd

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West Lincoln Optimist Park was crowded with vans and buses this past week as girls from across the state came to play in the North Carolina Dixie State Softball Tournament. This is the second year the park has hosted the event. “We did such a good job hosting it two…

Storm causes damage, but animals survive

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Scott and Lori Wren of Crouse were having a nice supper in downtown Lincolnton when a storm hit their home Tuesday night. Driving back, they knew it was rainy, but they didn’t realize the extent of the damage until they pulled into their driveway. “When we saw the roof, we…

Northerner moves South, opens shop

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Former bed and breakfast owner Judy Armstrong brought her love of flowers to the South when she moved to North Carolina three years ago. “I had a flower shop and bed and breakfast called Arbor Rose in Alton, Ill.,” Armstrong said. After moving to Denver, Armstrong realized how much she…

55th Anniversary

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Robert “Bob” Auton and Irene Gilbert Auton recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Bob is a retired truck driver and Irene is a retired textile worker. They met at Union School. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They will celebrate with their family and friends Aug. 9…