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89-year-old woman remembers North Brook Elementary

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Vevett Arthur spent 30 of her 89 years teaching at North Brook Elementary School, the school she attended as a child in west Lincoln. Today she remembers the years spent in school and the changes that followed. Born and raised a farm girl Born and raised in the house down…

Alpharma’s pharmaceutical reach circles the globe

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Don’t be fooled by Lincolnton’s small-town feeling, because believe it or not, the reach of one Lincolnton business stretches worldwide. “Alpharma is a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer,” said Tom Miltier who works in Human Resources. “It’s the fifth largest in the world with sales exceeding one billion worldwide.” Alpharma is active…

Around Town 7/22/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING Ruppes, a southern gospel group will perform 6 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church. HOMECOMING Roseland Baptist Church will hold a homecoming on Sunday. Lunch will follow the worship service. A singing by the Bluegrass Gospel Tones will be held at 2 p.m. For more information call 704-735-9604.…

John Zeitler a man who knew few, if any, limitations to imagination, possibilities

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John Edgar Zeitler was a racecar driver who happened to have studied design engineering. He was also the kind of man who liked to do things himself; so in 1958, when he was unsatisfied with the performance of his MGA racecar, he decided to build his own. His drive to…

The Lincoln County Outlaw sings no more

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Lincoln County has lost its favorite outlaw. Butch Jenkins, a local musician dubbed “The Lincoln County Outlaw” by bluegrass legend Raymond Fairchild, died July 7 of a massive heart attack. He left behind his wife, Tina; daughter, Jessica; son, James and a cavalcade of friends. His death was sudden and…

Local produce may become more multicultural

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As Lincoln County’s Hispanic population grows, so does the demand for Latin American goods – including produce. “Everything changes and it changes in agriculture,” said Kevin Starr, county extension director. Starr spoke to a group of interested citizens, master gardeners and extension agents last Friday during an on-site demonstration. The…

Senior potters get their hands dirty

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Lincoln County seniors learned the joys of creating from clay during a workshop at Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton. “A lot of them have never worked with clay before,” said Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery. “Now all of a sudden it’s like ‘Whoa, we could have been doing…

Residents, pro and con, turn out for Wal-Mart hearing

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Residents of east Lincoln came out Thursday night to learn more about Wal-Mart and how representatives plan to deal with issues such as crime and traffic. The basketball stands at the East Lincoln Community center were filled as residents both vented and praised the proposed Super Wal-Mart that has plans…

Lake Calendar

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QUILTING CLASS The Quilter’s Haven will hold a one-hour class on how to make a Dresden plate wallhanging. The class entitled, “Christmas in July,” is designed to get in the holiday spirit in the middle of summer. The class will be held July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Massage students pursue future in expanding field

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Most massage clients blissfully having their stress rubbed away don’t realize the work that goes into their relaxation. “You are not just standing, rubbing in cream,” said Ann Hibbard, department chair of the Lincoln Campus’ therapeutic massage program. Instead, massage therapists must learn proper body mechanics and science to keep…