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Calvary connection unknown to children

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The last surviving member of the Lincoln County Calvary turned 90 on Sunday. “Horses were a part of life,” said Ransom Schronce of the 1930s. The Calvary was a precursor the National Guard. Back then, the boys would go off for weeks to train in places like Mississippi. “The boys…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Around Town 4/25/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE A blood drive sponsored by Emmanuel Lutheran Church will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall. For more information or to schedule a time, call Sue at (704) 735-3302. CAR SHOW The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will sponsor a car show…

Willis Family Restaurant has legendary past

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Willis Family Restaurant may be a relatively new eatery, but if its walls could talk, they’d surely have stories to tell. “The building was built in 1955,” said Shane Willis, owner of the Lincolnton restaurant, which has been home to a number of establishments, including Italian Villa and Community Cafй.…

Unleashing Dazzling Designs

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Students taught about fruits, veggies

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Healthy living is now part of the third-grade curriculum at G.E. Massey Elementary School. Melinda Houser, an agent with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, has been teaching three classes about the importance of exercise and the value of eating fruits and vegetables. “The goal is to teach them nutrition,” said…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should east Lincoln County residents vote for or against the $44.6 million school bond on May 6? Juanita Broome, Westport: “With them raising our property values, I don’t think they should raise them any more. I think it’s going to depend a lot on how they vote on our future…

Farmers Market celebrates new shelter

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market’s new Lincolnton shelter made its grand debut Saturday morning. “I love it,” said Wanda Avery, one of the market’s sellers. “We have a home. We have somewhere that we’re going to be for good.” In past years, the market has been located in the parking…

School has party to unearth ’88 time capsule

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Johnnie Bynum is one of those teachers whose influence remains 20 years later – in person. “I called my students that were [at Catawba Springs] in ’88,” she said. The reason she called is that Bynum and her sixth-graders at Catawba Springs Elementary made a time capsule and buried it…