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History calendar released

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has released its 2005 calendar. The 2005 edition is the Association’s 16th calendar since 1990 and contains another set of historical photographs from Lincoln County’s past. Representing Lincolnton, east Lincoln and west Lincoln, the photographs cover topics like early education, mill villages, conservation projects, social…

Kids prove they care

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It takes a lot of dedication to lick 700 card filled envelopes and travel the county to place every single one in the hands of a rest home resident. “We thought it would be nice to give everyone something at Christmas,” said Megan Avery, an 11-year-old Love Memorial Elementary School…

Five generations welcome soldier home

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Five generations sat together at Ramseur’s Sandwich Shop on Tuesday morning celebrating Christmas and fawning over the newest addition to the family. Ages ranged from 85-year-old Grady Abernathy to two-month-old Sydney Grace Hudson, the daughter of Shannon Hudson and her soldier husband, Shane. “It’s special because it was her first…

Seasonal scenes provide an eye full

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A dedicated group of people make sure to keep Lincoln County festive during the holidays. Inflatable snowman, life size creches and a plethora of Christmas lights fill up neighborhood yards. Those who created the most impressive scenes have put a lot of time, money and labor into their decorations, and…

50th Anniversary

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Dean and Bonnie Brackett of Vale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. They have two children, Renee Brackett of Vale and Tonja McDonald of Huntersville. They have a granddaughter, Meagan McDonald of Huntersville. The family will celebrate with a Caribbean cruise.…

Holiday sounds from Elvis

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Steve Austin puts an Elvis spin on the Lincolnton Rotary Club’s Christmas program Monday with a rendition of Blue Christmas. He and his wife Shauna also provided some more serious songs of the holidays. Also providing entertainment were Stephen Starnes, Gaye Howard and Page Rice. Al Dozier / LTN PHoto…

Charity plays angel to needy

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Christmas may be a little brighter this year for one little boy. For Brandon, a 17-month-old, it looks like he will be getting what he wants this Christmas thanks to the East Lincoln Christian Ministries. With help from several volunteers, the organization gave a red wagon to Jackie Hollingsworth’s son,…

Elementary aerobics — Shaping sharp students

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Children at Rock Springs Elementary are getting fit. “The Fit Kids” club, which is a partner of the Fit Dimension, is held once a week to help keep kids active. “The kids love it, the parents and the school,” said Jill Feldmeyer, who runs Fit Dimension. Each week, the kids…

Lake Calendar

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CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Westport Baptist Church on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Judy Smith from Tri-City Baptist Church, Hickory. The singer will be Heather Gordon of Denver. The donation is $6. To make a reservation, call 877-629-6244 or for…

When Santa Claus came to town

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Santa Claus sat outside of his house in downtown Lincolnton for three weeks waving at passing traffic and learning the Christmas wishes of local children. If there was any doubt whether Lincolnton’s Santa was 100 percent real, all a child had to do was take a big tug on the…