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North Lincoln Homecoming Queen

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Art competition to feature 30 pieces

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The 30 pieces on display at the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition vary in shape, size and medium. “The neat thing about this show is that it’s including some different types of art that we’ve not had previously,” said Shelly Johnston, executive director of the arts council. The exhibit’s opening…

Around Town 10/23/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. COAT DRIVE The United Way…

Church works to preserve past

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St. Lukes Episcopal Church (pictured above) was established in 1841. Its modern day parish is dedicated to keeping its historic past alive. Below, volunteer Tina Guffy works under the leadership of Kelvin Eichinger at St. Luke`s Episcopal Church’s workshop on window preservation. Courtesy of Mary Whisonant St. Luke’s Episcopal Church…

Taking a new look at an old set of tales

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The Canterbury Tales will receive a modern twist in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s dinner theater production of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus. “It’s telling you how the Canterbury Tales came about, but it’s not like reading it in high school,” said Kelly Abernethy, who is performing. “It’s more a modern retelling.”…

Selling used, rare books, a changing business

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Lori Jones entered the used-book business two decades ago. Since the introduction of the Internet, things have changed immeasurably, but she has no plans to retire or switch careers. “We’ve been doing this for 20 years,” she said referring to herself and her husband, Richard, both owners of North State…

City Planning Board gives its blessing to Thread Trail plan

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The Lincolnton Planning Board approved the draft plan of the Carolina Thread Trail in Lincolnton. On Nov. 2, the Thread Trail is scheduled for public hearings with Lincoln County Commissioners and Lincoln County Planning Board members. County officials will decide whether they want to adopt the plan Nov. 16, which…

Burke Co. traffic nets Lincoln suspect

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A Lincoln County man wanted on several felony charges was arrested Monday following a traffic stop in Burke County. William “Mutt” James Morrison III, 49, of 1065 Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton, was arrested in connection with an Aug. 31 break-in, Sheriff’s Detective Sally Dellinger said in a news release. Morrison…

Pilot missing after crash

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Authorities responded to an unusual crash over the weekend and its driver was no where to be found. Deputies were called the Lincoln County Airport on Sunday after an airport employee found a crashed plane at the end of runway #23, Sheriff’s Sgt. Jordan Cody said in a news release.…

Plums in baby food being recalled

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Plum Organics is recalling baby food sold at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us. The company is recalling one particular batch of its 4.22-ounce Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food with the best by date of May 21, 2010 and marked with the universal product code #890180001221 on the bottom of the…