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1930s-era engine links generations

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When Pate Jenks closed his western Lincoln County flour mill around the early 1930s, he pushed the steam engine that powered the mill into a well, where it was eventually buried. Last Wednesday, his great-great-grandsons dug it up. According to Bobby Jenks, who, along with his cousin Chuck, uncovered the…

Cooking is powerful therapy for Denver native, 76

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Virginia Caldwell may not get around as well as she used to, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves: cooking. “The doctor told me cooking is my therapy,” Caldwell said. A Denver native, Caldwell suffers from arthritis and diabetes, yet she says it’s a rare day when…

Community night of worship

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Above: Laura Ashley Mosteller performs during Community Wide Night of Worship 2008, held Saturday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Below: U.S. Army Capt. Jeff Struecker, a former U.S. Ranger who is now an Army chaplain, discusses his experiences in firefights in Mogadishu, Somalia, while speaking at the…

Around Town 3/3/2008

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BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdayin the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. PRECINCT MEETING The Daniel’s/Vale Democratic precinct meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Union Volunteer…

Upcoming exhibit features two very different artists

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Roger Steele and Gail M. Little, two very different artists, will come together in a joint show opening March 8 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “Gail’s is so whimsical and wonderful and colorful and dance-like, and Roger’s is very spiritual and quiet and some of the techniques and some of…

Prom dresses available

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Dealing with the difficulties of divorce

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Kim Fisher, facilitator of Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s upcoming DivorceCare ministry, knows from personal experience how divorce can be traumatizing and isolating. “It’s almost like you have a sickness, and they don’t want to catch it,” Fisher said of people’s reactions. “I don’t think they mean to isolate, but it’s…

Wood-turned works of art

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Mount Anderson pastor heeded the call at age 38

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Rev. Donald Cline isn’t someone who always knew he’d enter the ministry. He was 38 years old and a supervisor at Cochrane Furniture when he felt the call. “I actually felt God’s call to the ministry later on in life,” said Cline, a Lincolnton native and the pastor of Mount…

Mullis files to run for commissioner

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Clayton Mullis of Crouse became the eighth Republican to file to run for commissioner Thursday. “There are people’s voices that are not being heard,” he said. “… I intend to speak to every individual who wants to speak to me.” Valerie Frady at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office…