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Ever-constantly serving

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(Editor’s note: Part one ran Feb. 12. The majority of that article centered upon Jerry Cochrane’s experience as a young man while in the military, and following his retirement from the military, his return home and his ever-increasing involvement in the community, especially education. The Lincoln Times-News is proud to…

Bank donates site for new LEDA office

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(Editor’s note: This article originally ran Feb. 23. However, it was inadvertently cut off, thus incomplete, which is why the LTN is re-running it.) Amidst a backdrop of rumbling truck engines, police and fire sirens and simple everyday traffic rolling down the main thoroughfare, another bold declaration in the belief…

Radio station award comes as a surprise for Cheryl Burgess

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Last month, Lincolnton native Cheryl Burgess got to go up on stage, receive an award and give a speech at a glamorous event with celebrities in attendance. It was not the Golden Globes and Burgess is no actress. The occasion was Charlotte-based radio station 107.9’s Link Leading Ladies banquet and…

Congressman visits school

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Eagle scouts

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West Lincoln llamas ‘majestic’

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For almost 13 years, Ed and Kathy Jeranek have lived on a 95-acre plot of land in west Lincoln raising llamas. “It seems like a hundred sometimes,” Ed said. The couple read about raising llamas in Southern Living Magazine while living in Tega Cay, S.C. Interested, they clipped out the…

Book sale held for branch library

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The West Lincoln Library Auxiliary will hold a book sale March 17 with thousands of titles available. The sale will be held at Charles R. Jonas Library, located at 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Hardcover books will be $2 and paperbacks will be $1. There will also be audio-visual…

Mrs. USA’s mister to bike across country

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Since being named “Mrs. USA” last July, West Lincoln High School graduate Shannon Devine has traveled the country promoting organ donation awareness. Soon, her husband, Jason, will do his part for the cause – cycling from Oceana, Ca. to Atlantic City, N.J. with Ride Across America as part of Team…

Community reaches out to victim of fire

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Since Ralph Hull’s home on Cat Square Road burned down Valentine’s Day, local residents do not believe the outpour of support from across the county. The fire started around 4 a.m. Feb. 14 and firefighters believe it stemmed from a wood stove. Hull made it out of the home with…

Lincolnton’s Barry Matherly honored

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On Jan. 25, Barry Matherly was honored as a 2006 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Dinner in Morganton. He was selected for this special recognition by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton in appreciation of his exceptional contributions to the downtown revitalization process. Along…