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Racecar kid cast as NASCAR legend’s son in film

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Zach Stroupe is not afraid to get in a racecar. In fact, he got into one at the age of four. “I wanted to do it after watching Dad,” he said. Zach, who is now 11 years old, wants to be a racer when he grows up. Already he has…

DJ gets a priceless offer

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Tim Biggerstaff, DJ at WLON, speaks into the mike as he’s done for more than 20 years at the local radio station. A longtime diabetic, he recently received an offer from a loyal listener who wants to give him a kidney. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo “Swap Shop” callers try…

Lincoln County woman visits Australia

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Sarah Nixon of Lincoln County was one of four North Carolina voting delegates to the 25th Triennial Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World held March 23-30 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The ACWW, headquartered in London, has 9 million members in 137 societies in 72 countries working together…

Departing literacy director praised

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Dona Douglass, executive director of the Literacy Council (left), receives a goodbye hug from Lesley Levine, a board member of the literacy council. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo The Lincoln County Literacy Council had to bid farewell to its executive director on Friday. “You’ve just done a wonderful job,” said…

Lincolnton woman celebrates 110 birthday

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Maggie Edwards walks to her birthday celebration with assistance from her grandson, Walter Edwards Jr., and son, Charles Edwards. Contributed Photo Maggie Bess Edwards of Lincolnton celebrated her 110th birthday Sunday, March 28 at Buffalo Shoals Community Center. Special guests included N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Janet Pruitt…

Service with a smile

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Will Ellis shines shoes at Trim Barber Shop. He first learned the trade in the 1940s while serving in the Navy. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Certain things come naturally to William “Will” Ellis. Going to church at Second Baptist Church every Sunday. Riding his bike around town. And shining…

Young Singers

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Kindermusik students Jacob Schronce, Derek Glance and Isabel Osorio sing in their class at New Vision Ministries. Amazing Grace Music Academy will hold a benefit to bring the class to A Place to Grow. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Families find their history at festival

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Kilt-wearing competitors participated in the Loch Norman Highland Games Saturday and Sunday. (Above) Dick Hastings and Curtis Costa play in the Loch Norman Pipe Band. (Below) Kearney Smith throws a 56 lb. weight for the best height during one of seven competitions to demonstrate strength. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Commissioners put bus plan into motion

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A CATS express bus makes its way through Huntersville Tuesday. A similar system will be implemented in Lincoln County in June. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Lincoln County residents will now have an alternate way to get to and from Charlotte. An express bus route from Denver to Charlotte was…

Ballantine seeks support in Lincoln

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Former state Sen. Patrick Ballantine, with wife, Lisa, left, talks to Lincoln County Sheriff Barbara Pickens during a fund-raiser in Lincolnton on Monday afternoon. Just hours earler, Ballantine had announced his resignation from the Senate as he pursues the GOP nomination for governor. Al Dozier / LTN Photo Just a…