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Man celebrates 101st birthday

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Hillard Anthony, 101, has lived a life of clean living and hard working. “Hard work will never kill no one,” he said. He was born in Northbrook in 1907 when a new car cost $500 and gas was 6 cents a gallon. He now lives on his own two miles…

Produce builds strong marriage

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The couple that gardens together, stays together. “He likes to play in the dirt, so do I, and we help each other a lot” said Loretta Payseur of her husband, George. The couple has been married for 30 years. “Both of our first mates died, and we both remarried again,…

Talent leads to success in woodworking

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Phillip Clay “never dreamed” that discovering a new talent would lead to owning a successful business. “In 1995, I decided that I needed a new [hobby],” Clay said. “I chose woodworking because I thought it was something I would enjoy doing. I got pretty good at it, and it developed…

Band to present history lesson at East Lincoln

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East Lincoln fans will get an ancient history lesson through music during halftime of home football games this fall. The Showband of the Carolinas, East Lincoln High School’s marching band, began work in early August on its show for the year, “The Rise and Fall of Rome.” The show features…

Around Town 8/20/2008

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FARM TRACTOR SHOW The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum will sponsor an Antique Farm Tractor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The tractor show will have food, tours of the museum and raffles. A People’s Choice Award will be given to the tractor that receives the most votes.…

Experience big as 11 return to tennis team

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team will look to have a strong season with 11 returning members from last season’s squad. “We have good prospects and we’re going to work on a conference championship if we can,” North Lincoln tennis head coach Libby Fletcher said. Fletcher said the team…

Lincoln County Cruisers support Amy’s House

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Amy’s House is at full capacity and money is tight. Luckily, a local motorcycle group is riding to the rescue. The Lincoln County Cruisers’ Scrabble Run will begin 1 p.m. Sunday at Highland Park on Highland Drive in Lincolnton. There will be seven stops, and the ride is expected to…

Denver church mixes fun with ministry

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At Salem United Methodist Church in Denver, being spiritually healthy isn’t the only focus. The church also has programs designed to keep the body healthy. “We have a coed softball team, a men’s team and a men’s basketball team,” Jeremy Nixon, the coach of all three teams, said. Nixon says…

66th anniversary

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Are there enough after school activities for youth in east Lincoln County?” Amanda Cochrane, Denver: “I just moved into the area about a year ago. I have a 3-year old. I’d like to have more parks around here for him to play in.” Jim Garcia, Denver: “No. I just think…