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Cooperative extension welcomes new staff member

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A childhood filled with pig raising and 4-H clubs has prepared Leigh Guth for a career with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I came after this job,” said Guth, the new family consumer sciences agent. “It does a lot of things I believe.” Guth, who has lived in Lincoln County…

90th birthday

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Weaving a tapestry of beauty

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Quilters now have a store Delores Ellsworth has been doing crafts for most of her life. A voracious reader, Ellsworth came across a book one day that changed her life. “It was a book on quilts and the art of quilting,” she said. As a result of that book, Ellsworth…

Around Town 10/3/2005

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REUNION The descendants of Silas Pope, Anna Deal Pope and Margaret Wages Pope will have a reunion at noon on Saturday at Catawba Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2639 Catawba Church Road , Rock Hill, S.C. Participants should bring lunch and drinks. Paper products and ice will be provided. Donations will…

Staying Alive

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Sara Butler (right) also became involved in the fun as she fed her 1-year-old nephew funnel cake. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Helping with Katrina

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Lincolnton man cooks at Johnson & Wales

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While cooking has been in Greg Chapman’s family many years, Chapman himself wanted a career that would really take off. “I was going to have a career in the airline industry,” he said, “but when Piedmont Air merged with U.S. Air, my job as an agent ended.” Over the next…

Fire destroys utility shed

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The South Fork and Crouse volunteer fire departments responded to a storage building fire on Laboratory Road late Wednesday night. South Fork Fire Department Assistant Chief Rick Ellis stated that when they arrived on the scene, the building was already fully engulfed in flames. They evacuated the homeowners until the…

The Hair Masters celebrates 20 years in business

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Lori Swink got her first taste of the world of cosmetology while she was in high school. “I took a class under Sandy Taylor at East Lincoln and I was hooked,” she said. After she graduated and worked in a couple of salons, Swink opened The Hair Masters on N.C.…

Timken mum on future of Lincolnton facility

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Officials with the Timken Company aren’t commenting on the future of their Lincolnton-area operation, after recently announcing it’s closing its Clinton, S.C. plant. Over the next two years, production lines at the plant will be phased into other Timken operations, according to company spokesperson Diane Bowler. “We haven’t identified where…