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Veteran impressed by WWII Memorial

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As several hotel rooms booked up for the opening of the World War II Memorial, veteran Bill Carter of Lincolnton received a call telling him where he would be staying. It was Fort Bellvoir, Va. “I was stationed there in 1944,” he said. “I said, ‘Say that again.’” Carter was…

Click It or Ticket campaign checks drivers on East Main

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Local law enforcement agencies Friday joined a statewide effort to keep motorists safe at a traffic checkpoint held in Lincolnton. The state’s spring Click It or Ticket campaign began May 24. “The whole idea behind this is safety for the motoring public and citizens of North Carolina,” said Frank Hackney,…

Farmers Market

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Vegetables, like these grown locally by Jerry and Diane Peeler, are available at the Farmers Market located on Sigmon Road. Kevin Starr / Contributed…

’50s Fling

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This is a group of the 5th grade Junior Cotillion class at their last gathering at the Lincolnton County Club. They had a ’50s fling, complete with ’50s attire, Moon Pies RCs and bubble gum. Contributed photo…

Leadership Lincoln Class of 2004

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Graduates of the Leadership Lincoln Class pose for a class photo before Thursday’s graduation banquet. Standing in back row from left are Nathan Eurey, of the Lincoln County Recreation Department; Brad Bertle of the Timken Co., Mark Edwards of Charter Communications, Byron Carroll of GDS; and Rev. Michael Gehring of…

Local officers named to new state Task Force

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Two local law enforcement officers became part of the state’s new Anti-Counterfeit Trademark Task Force Thursday. Lt. Brian Greene of the Lincolnton Police Department and Detective Lee Keller of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office joined eight other officers from the region in the effort to stamp out fake brand-name goods.…

A Home On The Range

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Nestled on the line between Gaston and Lincoln counties lies over 15 acres of rolling hills and grassy fields. Robbin Whitley said that God has led her to do a lot of things, and she thinks moving to Stanley is one of them. Lost Willow Farm is Whitley’s haven. She…

Addressing the issue, finding help

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A deep, dark hole surrounded Kathy Dellinger. For the first time, she knew how her husband lived many years of his life. “I did get a taste of depression myself after my husband died, and I can’t imagine living like that from day to day,” she said. “It’s a dark…

Depression controls the lives of silent sufferers

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Depression is a common mental illness that often goes untreated, said Dawn Wilson, community collaboration coordinator with Pathways. One in four women and one in 10 men experience depression at some time in their lives, she said. Two-thirds of those suffering don’t seek necessary treatment. “A lot of people confuse…

Biggerstaff’s transplant is complete

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Tim Biggerstaff, well-known radio personality on WLON, is resting at home after his kidney transplant. The procedure was performed Tuesday, May 25 at Baptist Hospital. Biggerstaff received a kidney from a long-time listener of his show, Jack Folk. Biggerstaff talked about his kidney condition on the radio from time to…