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Southern author tells her story

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For most writers, a novel begins with a character. For Mindy Friddle, author of “The Garden Angel,” that character was a dilapidated, Southern house. Friddle, a Greenville, S.C. native, spoke to three Lincoln County book clubs at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Wednesday. She told the crowd that she was…

Five generations

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Around Town 5/13/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Vale. For more information call 704-276-1529. HOT DOG, YARD SALE Victory in Jesus Ministry, 145 Antique Road will have a hot dog and yard sale in the church…

Nine-year old `braces` for win with her Mother`s Day essay

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Call it beginner’s luck, but when nine-year old Halie Leatherman of Lincolnton wrote why she thought her mom, Sherry Leatherman, is the greatest mom in the world, she had no idea hers would be the winning essay in a contest sponsored by Hamilton and Austin Orthodontics in Lincolnton. “We have…

New Schools particulars discussed at board meeting

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The framework for the new elementary and middle schools was put into motion Wednesday night at the monthly board of education meeting. The colors have been chosen for the new elementary and middle schools. Also, a date and location has been set for deciding the names of both schools. “We…

This won`t hurt but a little bit

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Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…

Ambassador`s committee membership ranks rising

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador’s Committee is rising in numbers. From January, when the group had 14 members, it now boasts an enrollment of 22. Some credit the rapid rise to the efforts of chairman Gary Caldwell, who took up the reins last December. “The whole group is…

Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…