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Hooked on Harmony

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CONOVER — Barbershop harmony echoes through the halls of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ each Thursday night. The uplifting sounds come from the voices of Carolina Style Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines. “I love the music. It’s just a different sound,” said Jean Danaher, chorus director. Danaher…

85th Birthday

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FSA plans committee elections

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Farmers and farm owners in Gaston and Lincoln counties are urged to submit nominating petitions for the local farmer elected FSA county committee election. Farmers in the Gaston county communities of Riverbend, Gastonia, South Point and Crowder’s Mountain can nominate a candidate to represent them on the five person FSA…

Gift from BellSouth

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Ron Fairbanks, president of the North Carolina State Volunteers, gives Victoria Walker, principal of Battleground Elementary School, a gift card for teaching supplies on Thursday morning. Steve Zickafoose, assistant superintendent for business affairs looks on. The Foothills Council of the BellSouth Pioneers provided a $50 gift card to 40 teachers…

Friends are for networking

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It was a lesson in networking for networkers. Denise Ryan of Firestar, a consulting business that offers seminars on the subject, offered the dos and don’ts of attending a networking luncheon even as the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members were holding just such an event Wednesday. It’s much more…

Grand Opening

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Mayor Bobby Huitt cuts the ribbon with Dr. Mark Keifer of Family Medicine Associates, Commissioner Buddy Funderburk, and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Children experience Summer Ventures with 4-H

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The month of June was a time of true Summer Ventures for the children attending Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H’s day camp programs. Educational activities included, absorbing the need for milk by making “kick the can ice cream,” delving into international foods and cultures of France, Japan, Kenya and Mexico,…

50th Anniversary

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Lincoln students win medals

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Lincoln County School of Technology Students brought home four gold medals after participating in a national competition. Brandi Rinck, Nicole Presnell, Elizabeth Hotchkiss and Tabatha Duncan, all students at Lincolnton High School, presented a project centered around fighting child abuse at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCLA)…

Schools create new position to monitor building projects

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The Board of Education has a position to fill before construction on two new schools and three high school additions can begin. “We don’t need anyone to build it. We don’t need anyone to design it,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. “We need someone to monitor and supervise it.” This position…