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Fall colors to be less than spectacular this year due to weather

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Lovers of fall colors may have their hearts broken this year. Due to warm weather and (until recently) little rain, fall foliage will be less than impressive. “I don’t know that we will have real good colors, but it always varies,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative…

Evacuees find safe haven

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During the first of their 36 years of marriage, Henry and Elaine Jones made their home on Fort Bragg’s army base. Since then, the couple has lived in Louisiana and raised a family. They are now proud grandparents. “New Orleans isn’t like any other city,” said Henry. “If you’re born…

Around Town 10/14/2005

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FREE CONCERT Biggerstaff Bluegrass Band will be in concert at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Timken Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association and the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more…

Hometown Furniture celebrating anniversary

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Gary Froneberger and Terry Lowman have worked in the furniture industry a combined 50-plus years. They were working together at Heilig-Myers Furniture when it went bankrupt. “When they shut down, we decided to go out on our own,” said Froneberger. And thus, Hometown Furniture was born on Oct. 11, 2001.…

Around Town 10/12/2005

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BENEFIT A hot dog/barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove Methodist Church in Vale. The sale will benefit Ronnie Sain, who has cancer, and his family. For information call (704) 276-1443. REUNION The 38th annual A.L. Heavner family reunion will be held Sunday…

Stopping hunger globally, locally

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Luncheon honoring seniors pays tribute to their rights

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After 13 years, the move to a larger facility was not only a necessity, it was inevitable. Thus was the 14th annual National Residents’ Rights celebrated in a roomier new location, the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Traditionally, we held this at the senior center, but we outgrew the space,”…

Area seniors have a good showing, bring home medals in this year’s Senior Games

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Last week, my wife and I traveled to Raleigh to participate in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals competition. We joined 2,900 other adults aged 55 and older from all 100 counties in North Carolina. These participants had earned the right to go to the annual event in the…

TV meteorologist talks of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath at Rotary meeting

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“It was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Brad Panovich. Continuing, he said it was also “a horrific yet amazing experience.” Panovich, the weekend meteorologist for Charlotte station WCNC-TV, was speaking of his first-hand experience with Hurricane Katrina. The Powerpoint presentation he made at Monday’s Rotary Club…

Lake Norman Marine Commission tackles boat slip issue

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CORNELIUS – Members of the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) faced a packed house Monday night on the question of whether to approve a variance request for Stutts Marina, which is located at the end of Brawley School Road in Mooresville. “In this request, the proposal is to rebuild the…