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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…

Lincoln County book clubs hold meeting

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History and a love of reading collided at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday afternoon as three book clubs met under one roof. The Mentor Book Club has the prestigious honor of being the oldest one in the county – clocking in at 86 years. The Priscilla Book Club is right…

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…

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…