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Former superintendent now dedicated to community, family

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Harry Huss lives with a simple philosophy in mind: Life is short. The Crouse native has certainly made the most of his, from community involvement to teaching Sunday school for the past 61 years. Huss’ role as an educator has been one of his most important ones. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne…

Painting the cat now a tradition

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In the dead of night on the evening of the 1983 Cat Square Christmas Parade, four individuals stole onto Cat Square Road. There, they spray painted a cat face inside a square. “It was done on a whim,” said Quita Biggerstaff, who is responsible for the spray painting of the…

Donated book honors memory

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Board members staying true to their high schools

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(Left) Fred Jarrett, school board member and 1971 graduate of Lincolnton, was a running back and defensive back on the LHS football team during high school. He will be rooting for the Wolves tonight, and hopes they’ll be “on the road to Raleigh” next week. (Right) Carl Robinson, school board…

Golden service

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Fifth-graders hear symphony

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For at least 30 years, Lincoln County fifth-graders have heard a preview of the North Carolina Symphony the morning before the public performance. Fifth-graders continued the tradition Thursday at the Citizens’ Center in downtown Lincolnton. Rena Summerlin, music teacher at St. James Elementary, said the fifth-graders study the symphony in…

At age 77, evangelical pastor not about to slow down

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Lindbergh Byers was at a meeting of evangelical pastors in Cleveland, Tenn., when another pastor invited Byers to visit his village – in Kenya. Now 77 years old, Byers doesn’t look like he’s been to Africa four times in the past five years, but he doesn’t plan to stop traveling…

Local band’s shaggin’ song released

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Some people probably dream of bringing a piece of Myrtle Beach home to Lincoln County. But there’s a group of guys who’ve taken a bit of Lincoln County to Myrtle Beach. The Ocean Blvd. Band, whose members hail from both Lincoln and Cleveland counties, recently released an original song entitled…

New York native goes from Jimmy Choos to goat chow

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Growing up in New York City, Sarah Paris never imagined her life would revolve around goats. “I was your typical city girl. I loved everything about New York – the restaurants, the bars, the shopping,” she said. “I could never picture my life being anything other than it was.” Paris…

Grant will enable character training

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Because of a grant guidance counselor Lisa Earl wrote, Union Elementary students soon will be able to study character education through technology. The grant amount awarded, $422.37, was presented to Earl on Nov. 16 for the purchase of a software program called Project LCD, which stands for “Launching Character Development.”…