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Senters receives regional award

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Fran Senters, 4-H program assistant with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to Lincoln County 4-H Programs. Senters was awarded the “Crandall’s Cream of the Crop,” awarded by Dr. Deborah Crandall, Southwest District Extension director. One Southwest District Extension employee is recognized with this award quarterly.…

50th Anniversary

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Harold “Bill” and Jamsie “Sis” Shull celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct.2 with a 1950s themed reception at the home of Ronald and Martha Fulbright, sister and brother-in-law of Sis. Garry and Annette Richard chauffeured the Shulls to the reception of 150 people in a 1957 Bel Air Chevrolet.…

Commisioner candidates respond to questions

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Voters will choose three new members of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners this year. Five candidates — three Republicans, one Democrat and one Libertarian — are vying for the seats. Terms are for four years. No matter who wins, Republicans will maintain control of the board. Candidates were asked…

Growing Lincoln County — Matherly explains LEDA operations

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A day in the life of Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA), involves many decisions. He went over some of those decisions at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon on Wednesday. Matherly’s main goals include increasing the tax base in Lincoln County and…

Proud to be a businesswoman

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Dr. Pat Higbie speaks to fellow businesswomen Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parrish House. Higbie was the keynote speaker at the event put on to observe National Business Women’s Week. The event was sponsored by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization of Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Twins cherish each bite

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The Lincoln House isn’t their old farm house in western Lincoln County, but the Heavners relish the time they spend gathered around the breakfast table. “After our mother died we do this to stick together,” Julia said. “This seems like a way for us to get together and enjoy each…

Church honors faithful couple

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Harold and Wilma Leatherman have dedicated more than half a century to faith and family. The local couple were recognized for their service Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Pat Lawing, a member of the church’s staff/parish relations committee, said the couple’s devotion to the church and each other makes…

Dynamic Duo

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Brian Joines and Brandon White joined students from Lincoln, Alexander and Catawba counties who attended a National Martial Arts Day event Saturday at Samurai Arts Institute. Martial artists across the United States attempted to break a World Record for the most kicks executed in one hour simultaneously across the country.…

Habitat project a Rotary celebration

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Lincoln County’s three Rotary Clubs have agreed to join together to build a Habitat House as their centennial project. “It has brought the three clubs closer together, and it’s an opportunity for us to work collectively for a project that will have a county wide visibility,” said Steve Gurley, president…

Young Riders

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Charlie Story, 7, pretends to drive his grandfather’s tractor at the Killian Farm Antique Tractor & Engine Show in Denver on Saturday. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo Children sow futures at local tractor show Eli Joy looks up at the large tractor that looms before him. His father holds him…