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Fallston farmer simply loves to grow

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Loyd Lewis has been farming all his life, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love it,” he said. “I guess it’s in my blood.” Lewis, who owns a farm in Fallston just past the Lincoln County border, grew up farming with his father. He was one of…

80th birthday

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Drama depicts real-life scenarios

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Last year, hundreds of people’s lives were changed at New Vision Ministries’ “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” a live drama depicting several real-life scenarios and their potential eternal consequences. This year, the Rev. Scott Mann, pastor of New Vision, hopes the event will have a similar outcome. “This is the…

Apple Queen overcame adversity

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The 2007 Lincoln County Apple Queen had a very difficult time at her Apple Festival debut. Earlier that morning, her father had suffered a brainstem stroke and had been rushed to the hospital. “That was the most challenging part – worrying,” said Rachel Cochran, the outgoing Apple Queen. Despite the…

Lincoln County plans seminar on foreclosures

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Lincoln County will hold a free foreclosure seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Lincolnton at the James Warren Citizen Center. Housing and financial experts will be available to assist those with questions or concerns about foreclosure which have risen dramatically in Lincoln County and nationwide in recent…

300 attend memorial for Jerilynn Nutting

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Jerilynn Trustler Nutting – an outspoken resident and community activist for many years credited with helping shape east Lincoln County – died earlier this month after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 63. Nearly 300 people attended a memorial on July 14 in at the Peninsula Yacht Club…

Around Town 7/25/2008

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LHS BAND MEETING The Lincolnton High School band will have a mandatory parent drop-in from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Also, band camp starts at 8 a.m. Monday. CAR WASH The Foothills Heat 18-and-under girls’ fast-pitch softball team will have a car wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2…

Grand opening

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should boaters be required to have a license on Lake Norman?” Kathy Boger, Denver: “I don’t know if they need a license, but they should be required to take a safety class. I’m a little nervous out on the lake, particularly with the power boats that fly by and with…

Around Town 7/23/2008

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CVFD MEETING The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the fire station. HOMECOMING Roseland Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at 1172 Rose Hill Drive. A covered-dish lunch…