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West Lincoln tractor repairman uses a lifetime of knowledge

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For much of his adult life, 86-year old, Everette Wise has made tractors, engines and mechanical dilemmas his life and he doesn’t have any plans of stopping soon. “I rebuild, restore and tune them up,” Wise said. “I do anything that needs to be done. I’ve been on my own…

Winning big in Kiddy Kountry

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Although a number of five-star daycare facilities received honors at the “State of the Young Child Recognition Ceremony,” one three-star facility also shined bright. The ceremony was held in Gaston County Wednesday night and Vale’s Kiddy Kountry Child Care received two awards. The center improved from one to three stars…

Protest art up another year

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Mannequins splattered with red paint and protest signs spouting “Go faster!” have lined a stretch of N.C. 18 for nearly a year. According to the owner, the art is here to stay. “I was going to take them down because there had not been a wreck since July 8,” said…

Kids get crafty

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Coming up with crafty ways to have fun will be the focus of a program at the North Brook Community Center this summer. The Kids’ Summer Craft Days program, sponsored by Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, will take place on three Fridays. Sessions will be held on July 8 and…

Lake Calendar

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WESTPORT PARADE The July 4 parade for Westport will start at 10 a.m. in the Fairfield UMC parking lot and will end at St. Peter’s By The Lake Episcopal Church parking lot. Prizes will be given for the winners in the following categories: Best Home/Mailbox Decoration on the Parade Route;…

Around Town 6/29/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The July meeting of the Computer Users Group in Lincolnton will be held this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lincoln County Library. The group will have a general question and answer session and will celebrate Independence Day. The meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in…

After Iraq, soldier values little things

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When stationed in Iraq, Anthony Queen often found himself surrounded by children. A crowd would follow him and his fellow soldiers on their daily tasks yelling “Mister! Mister! Candy!” “All the kids wanted candy, sweets, anything you could give – pens, pencils,” said Queen. “As long as it came from…

66th wedding anniversary

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50th anniversary

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Frank and Myrtle Chastain celebrated their 50th anniversary June 25. They have six daughters, Penny Johnson of Denver, Terry Shoemaker of Southport, Vicky Chastain of Belmont, Frany Hardy of Huntersville, Wendy Cross of Huntersville and Sandy Danner of Southport. They have 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.…

Shouting for the Son at Sonfest

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Nearly 25,000 people filled Paramount Carowind’s Paladium over the weekend to take part in Christian rock festival, Sonfest. For over 20 hours, spread over three days, youth groups, families and individuals were among the sea of faces that enjoyed an eclectic mix of Christian music by headline acts such as…