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Southern author tells her story

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For most writers, a novel begins with a character. For Mindy Friddle, author of “The Garden Angel,” that character was a dilapidated, Southern house. Friddle, a Greenville, S.C. native, spoke to three Lincoln County book clubs at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Wednesday. She told the crowd that she was…

Five generations

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Around Town 5/13/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Vale. For more information call 704-276-1529. HOT DOG, YARD SALE Victory in Jesus Ministry, 145 Antique Road will have a hot dog and yard sale in the church…

Nine-year old `braces` for win with her Mother`s Day essay

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Call it beginner’s luck, but when nine-year old Halie Leatherman of Lincolnton wrote why she thought her mom, Sherry Leatherman, is the greatest mom in the world, she had no idea hers would be the winning essay in a contest sponsored by Hamilton and Austin Orthodontics in Lincolnton. “We have…

New Schools particulars discussed at board meeting

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The framework for the new elementary and middle schools was put into motion Wednesday night at the monthly board of education meeting. The colors have been chosen for the new elementary and middle schools. Also, a date and location has been set for deciding the names of both schools. “We…

Fire leaves four homeless

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A family of four is homeless today after a fire destroyed their rental house at 1213 E. Pine St. on Tuesday morning. Nearly 20 firefighters from Lincolnton and Boger City responded to the blaze, which was reported at 10:51 a.m., Lincolnton Fire Capt. Jack Jones said. Lincolnton crews were on…

ELBA to hear from DOT

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Recreation Center on Optimist Club Road to discuss road construction and maintenance. The speakers will be Robert Collier, regional representative on the North Carolina Board of Transportation and Mike Holder, DOT engineer for Lincoln County.…

Residents ponder bike trail sites

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Where would bikers most like to travel along the shores of Lake Norman? That was one of the questions before a handful of residents last Wednesday night at the east Lincoln Community Center. A 150-mile bicycle trail that would encircle the entire Lake Norman shoreline has been proposed. Four residents…

Community Festival at Holy Spirit

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(Above), Connor Henderson, rides a horse while his father, Tim Henderson helps keep his balance at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Community Festival held Saturday. At right, Denver Smith, 7, sports a Dr. Suess style hat while he looks at the different items for sale. Several tents and booths were…

Rafting event approved

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CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Marine Commission approved a rafting event on the lake at its Monday night meeting that will take place on Memorial Day. Larry Hensley, will hold the party at his dock in Iredell County. In order to host the event, Hensley had to give 60 days…