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New Christmas shop offers affordable items

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The Good Neighbor Shop’s new Christmas shop is bustling with customers and full of festive holiday fare. “It’s beautiful,” said Jim Morrison, a customer. “They fixed it up real good.” The shop is decorated for the holidays with ornament-filled trees and colorful display windows packed with angels, Santas and Christmas…

70th Anniversary

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Boyce P. and Mary Alice J. Gilbert of Vale celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 28. They have three children, Joyce Jarrett of Newton, Linda Norman of Vale, Buster Gilbert of Lincolnton, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren…

SAFE KIDS join ministry in bike helmet campaign

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Two local organizations are working together to keep kids safe. Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition has teamed up with Christian Ministry of Lincoln County to provide bicycle helmets to children this Christmas, according to Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell. This is the second year that SAFE KIDS has assisted…

WLHS band has successful season

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Under the leadership of band director Jack Horner and assistant director David Parsons, the West Lincoln High School “Marching Rebel Band” received many awards during this year’s competitive season. Entitled “The Water Show,” the band’s 2004 field show featured such tunes as “Anchors Aweigh,” “Sailing,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,”…

Shining Smile

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Election to choose mayor

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Thought you’d heard the last about elections this year? Think again. One of the area’s biggest races will begin Saturday when nominations are taken for Cat Square mayor. Candidates for the esteemed position must be lifelong community residents, said Jamie Houser, who helps organize the parade. And that’s pretty much…

1951 Class Reunion

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The 1951 graduating class of Rock Springs High School in Denver met recently for a reunion at the Sagebrush Restaurant in Lincolnton. Pictured from left to right, front row to back row: Guy Killian, Roberta Lawing Ballard, Avoneeal Lawing Ballard, Barbara Miller Beal and Rev. Charles Ledford, Leo Christopher, Opal…

Anniversary Celebration

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Past and present employees of Lincoln Medical Center gathered Wednesday afternoon for the hospital’s 35th anniversary. Scrapbooks and archives were displayed, and a video played, showing growth of the hospital over the years. (Above) Dr. John Gamble talked with Carolyn Smith, RN, while (right) Lydia Clark with support services handed…

Tax officials say property value listed correctly

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County tax officials said proper procedure was followed when a home that sold for nearly $170,000 was valued at $46,281. Resident Terry Peeler ran an advertisement in the Monday edition of the Lincoln Times-News questioning the valuation of a home owned by Bryan and Teresa Huitt. The information in the…

5K Run/Walk planned

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The second Annual Abernethy Automotive December Dash 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hospice of Lincoln County will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. Walkers and runners interested in participating can download an application at Abernethy’s Web site: www.abernethyadvantage.com Applications are also available at City of Lincolnton offices, Data Imaging & Associatins,…