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Vineyard brings wine to west Lincoln

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Want to improve your health? Drink more wine. This is Larry Cagle Jr. and Sr.’s advice for a longer life. Red wine made from muscadine grapes are very good for the body due to the high level of antioxidants, dietary fiber and ellagic acid. The wine also boasts no saturated…

Postal employees in tight space

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VALE — Employees at the Vale branch of the U.S. Post Office spend their mornings sorting and carting mail in cramped quarters. The lack of space inside and outside of the building continues to be an issue, said Postmaster Meredith Queen. “The territory is growing, and we don’t have room…

Election to choose mayor

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Thought you’d heard the last about elections this year? Think again. One of the area’s biggest races will begin Saturday when nominations are taken for Cat Square mayor. Candidates for the esteemed position must be lifelong community residents, said Jamie Houser, who helps organize the parade. And that’s pretty much…

1951 Class Reunion

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The 1951 graduating class of Rock Springs High School in Denver met recently for a reunion at the Sagebrush Restaurant in Lincolnton. Pictured from left to right, front row to back row: Guy Killian, Roberta Lawing Ballard, Avoneeal Lawing Ballard, Barbara Miller Beal and Rev. Charles Ledford, Leo Christopher, Opal…

Anniversary Celebration

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Past and present employees of Lincoln Medical Center gathered Wednesday afternoon for the hospital’s 35th anniversary. Scrapbooks and archives were displayed, and a video played, showing growth of the hospital over the years. (Above) Dr. John Gamble talked with Carolyn Smith, RN, while (right) Lydia Clark with support services handed…

Tax officials say property value listed correctly

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County tax officials said proper procedure was followed when a home that sold for nearly $170,000 was valued at $46,281. Resident Terry Peeler ran an advertisement in the Monday edition of the Lincoln Times-News questioning the valuation of a home owned by Bryan and Teresa Huitt. The information in the…

5K Run/Walk planned

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The second Annual Abernethy Automotive December Dash 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hospice of Lincoln County will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. Walkers and runners interested in participating can download an application at Abernethy’s Web site: www.abernethyadvantage.com Applications are also available at City of Lincolnton offices, Data Imaging & Associatins,…

Careful crossing — Deer accidents rise late in year

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Watch out for deer. From October to December, the number of traffic accidents caused by deer in North Carolina skyrockets. Last year in Lincoln County, there were 114 recorded animal car collisions, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Every year it seems to be going up, said Kate…

Lake Calendar

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4 PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISER Pet photos with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Barkin’ Buddies Doggie Daycare on N.C. 16. For more information go to www.fourpawsnc.petfinder.com. Pictures are $7. GIRL SCOUTS…

Teacher creates handmade Christmas cheer

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Being a teacher by day and artistic entrepreneur by night takes time, effort and a lot of help. Beth Wiseman, a career and technical education teacher at Pumpkin Center Middle School, has been creating decorative pillows for 10 years. This year alone she has produced around 500 pillows. “They’re beautiful…