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Tractor factor

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Paul Byrd weighs in his Allis Chalmers tractor before competing in the tractor pull held Saturday at the Pumpkin Center Community Center. Audiences gathered from miles around to watch drivers challenge each other in varying weight divisions. Winners’ tractors pulled the most weight in their division. Diane Turbyfill / LTN…

Lake Calendar

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CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL Lake Norman Lutheran Church will have their third annual music festival, Saturday, Sept. 11 from noon to 8 p.m. All proceeds received from ads, concession and sales will benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry. The event is free and open to the public. WAYNE’S SENIOR FEAST The Wayne’s…

5oth Anniversary

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4-Hers rewarded for achievements

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Lincoln County 4-Hers traveled to Raleigh recently to attend 4-H State Congress. Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for a week of activity. This year’s Congress was July 19-23. Jennifer Sherrill, 19, daughter…

Myrick endorses McHenry

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U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District on Tuesday endorsed state Rep. Patrick McHenry in his race for the Republican nomination in the Tenth District. McHenry, a Republican from Cherryville, faces David Huffman of Hickory in the Aug. 17 runoff election. Myrick, whose district at one time…

Summer Celebration

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Youth volunteers with Christian Ministry of Lincoln County were recognized Wednesday afternoon at the YMCA. Teens who spent their summer working at the non-profit organization were treated to a day of games and pizza. (Above) Karla Carroll, left, and Kelsey Brown play a game of foosball. (Above) Kyle Spolowitz takes…

Eleven vie for Apple Queen Title

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The 26th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant is set to take place at the James Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Beauties from all over the county, East to West are vying for the title of 2004 Lincoln County Apple Queen…

New Teacher bonds with kids

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A new teacher’s first day of school can be as nerve wracking as a child’s first day of kindergarten, but Jesse May, a recent college graduate, didn’t have any butterflies. “I am absolutely ready to go,” said May. “Kids! Bring me kids!” Just one week before the start of school,…

Work quality, safety suggestions a `ten`

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Rodney Robbins says his top priority is safety. Robbins’ list of “Top Ten Safety Tips” for a company is his way of giving back to the community. “I like things to run well and systems that work,” he said. “I want to share this with others.” Robbins is the quality…

Music Man — Hannemann reaches milestone at Emmanuel Lutheran Church

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Southern hospitality goes a long way, according to Daniel Hannemann, music minister at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Originally from Iowa, Hannemann came to Lincolnton in 1979. He has since led music at the church for 25 years. He will celebrate this milestone in his career and faith Sunday, Aug. 15 at…