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Fall deer warnings given, caution urged for motorists

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Fall has officially started and motorists need to take extra precaution on the roadways. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 19,000 animal-related accidents were reported in 2007. Ninety percent of these collisions involved deer. “Because of the state’s rapid growth, we are seeing more and more…

1,000 cyclists expected in town Monday

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This coming Monday, Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton may look like a staging area for the Tour de France. And while Lance Armstrong won’t be there, around 1,000 other cyclists will. Lincolnton is a stop on the route for the 10th annual Cycle North Carolina, an event that has…

Around Town 9/26/2008

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CRUISE-IN The first Ken Connor Memorial Cruise-In for Christ will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver. Donations and profits will benefit the Ken Connor Memorial Fund for the education of Justin and Cayce Connor. Cars 25 years old and older are…

Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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Farmer has 12 antique tractors, used them all

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West Lincoln resident Charles Lingerfelt hasn’t always considered himself a tractor collector, he’s just always had tractors. “I was into antiques when they weren’t antiques,” he said. Lingerfelt began acquiring tractors in the 1960s out of necessity. “I had a tractor for every operation I had,” he said. Lingerfelt grew…

Store specializes in primitives

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West Lincoln’s new Old General Store on N.C. 27 W. is filled with everything from candles to antiques to Amish children’s clothes. “Try to explain to an Amish man why you want to buy their used clothes,” owner Diana Gaines said. “It’s very odd.” Gaines is the owner of Splinters…

Muscadines, scuppernogs ripe and ready to eat

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With fall officially here, most fruits and vegetables grown in Lincoln County are past their peaks. “This was peas. This was corn,” said Wanda Avery giving a tour of her west Lincoln farm. Muscadines and scuppernogs, however, are just starting to get good. “They’re right about their peak right now,”…

Denver Baptist reaches out with skateboarding

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Most people probably don’t automatically think of Jesus when they think of skateboarding. But there’s a growing group of folks who do. “There’s several skate churches throughout the United States,” Chris Sigmon, student minister at Denver Baptist Church, said. Sigmon has started The Hangar Skatepark in Denver. He says he…

Around Town 9/24/2008

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CLASS REUNION The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will have its 65th reunion 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway (U.S. 321 exit 28 South). For more information, call (704) 735-9776. ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community…