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Radio personalities do readings

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Because first-grade teacher Bartley Bess enjoys listening to “Matt and Carol in the Morning” on 106.9 FM The Light, Love Memorial Elementary students had special readers visit Wednesday. First-grade students sat in an awe-filled cluster in the library as local celebrities Matt Stockman and Carol Davis, who broadcast from Asheville,…

Longtime YMCA employee named new Lincoln director

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Jenny Sigmon just wants to make an impact on her little corner of the world. As the new director of operations at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, Sigmon is touching lives everyday. She’s certainly making an impact and it’s not a small one. “This is not work to me, it’s…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. CHURCH MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. Monday, June 9 at the Oaklawn Center. The…

Around Town 6/6/2008

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ANTIQUE CAR EVENT The Freedom Road Rally touring group can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, 111 N. Mountain St., Cherryville. This annual antique car touring event will start and end in Charlotte and will cover roughly 1,200 miles. Participants…

Summer reading kicks off

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Staff at the Charles R. Jonas Library have a few tricks up their sleeves that will keep children reading this summer. “There is no reason for any child not to sign up for our program because every child in the county can afford free,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. The…

Murder mystery premieres

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British accents filled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s auditorium Tuesday as actors rehearsed for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “And Then There Were None.” “It think it is going to do very well,” Annie Bailey, a cast member, said. “This production is more over the top than most.” The play…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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When the new N.C. 16 is completed, do you think it will help or hurt east Lincoln County? Joe Colicchio, Denver: “I think it’s going to help the businesses along the business route and I think it will help the people who live north of here to bypass all that…

Hog Happenin’s lively history

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When Brad Guth, business and community development director for the City of Lincolnton, came to town a decade ago, he brought an idea with him: Hog Happenin’. “Basically, when I came to Lincolnton 10 years ago, we were just looking for another kind of event to do,” Guth said. Guth…

Player says team played with emotion

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East Lincoln senior Katie Reel said the Lady Mustangs soccer team played out this past season a lot like the story of “Rudy.” In fact, the East Lincoln soccer team went to see the real-life Rudy give a motivational speech. “That was definitely a big thing that I’ll never forget.…

Many options for bikers Saturday

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These motorcycles were entered into the 2007 Bike Show. Entry fee into the 2008 Bike Show is $10. LTN File Photo Motorcycle enthusasists will have plenty to do at this year’s Hog Happenin. First up is the 2008 Terrell Camping Center Poker Run, which will begin at 10 a.m. in…