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School staff, students aid gulf victims

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During the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Lincoln County Schools staff and students collected change and checks to go to the American Red Cross relief efforts. On Oct. 12, Louann Freshour, executive director of the Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross, was presented with a check…

Christian film debuts Oct. 22

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Coming soon to churches near you — a Hollywood-style production depicting the end of the world as foreseen in the Bible. “People do want to see factually based, spiritually sound movies that are entertaining,” said the Rev. James Jernigan, better known as “Brother Bud.” “Left Behind: World at War” is…

Pre-schoolers bike for a cause

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The 4-year olds at New Vision Ministries School did not have to wait until after school to ride their bicycles. The school held a trike-a-thon to raise money to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While the 16 children raised money for each lap they made, most of the money…

Brass band plays favorites

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Belding Hausman bucking trend by staying in the U.S.

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While many textile manufacturers are closing facilities in this country and sending their jobs and machinery overseas, Boger City-based Belding Hausman is committed to staying in Lincoln County. According to chief financial officer Wilford Stowe, the company has a strong financial footing, which is the cornerstone of its stability. “The…

Pottery showcased in exhibit, festival

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If you’re interested in pottery, Lincoln County is the place to be this week. Local potters currently have their wares on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s aptly titled exhibit “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” “The heritage of Catawba Valley potters is well known, not just regionally, but nationally,” said Mary…

Fall colors to be less than spectacular this year due to weather

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Lovers of fall colors may have their hearts broken this year. Due to warm weather and (until recently) little rain, fall foliage will be less than impressive. “I don’t know that we will have real good colors, but it always varies,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative…

Evacuees find safe haven

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During the first of their 36 years of marriage, Henry and Elaine Jones made their home on Fort Bragg’s army base. Since then, the couple has lived in Louisiana and raised a family. They are now proud grandparents. “New Orleans isn’t like any other city,” said Henry. “If you’re born…

Around Town 10/14/2005

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FREE CONCERT Biggerstaff Bluegrass Band will be in concert at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Timken Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association and the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more…

Hometown Furniture celebrating anniversary

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Gary Froneberger and Terry Lowman have worked in the furniture industry a combined 50-plus years. They were working together at Heilig-Myers Furniture when it went bankrupt. “When they shut down, we decided to go out on our own,” said Froneberger. And thus, Hometown Furniture was born on Oct. 11, 2001.…