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Beatles moved Reid to play rock `n` roll

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Jeffrey Lynn Reid is no fly-by-night musician. The Lincoln County native has been making music since the age of 10, when he realized that, for him, “music is everything.” What started with guitar lessons blossomed into a career that has spanned a lifetime and included Reid’s penning The Fantastic Shakers’…

Stroup’s has long Lincolnton history

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Stroup’s Jewelers in downtown Lincolnton has always been a place for romance – even when it was a soda shop. “We had booths back here, and they courted in those booths,” Ruth Stroup, who has worked in the store since it opened in 1952, said of her teenage customers. These…

Boy Scouts earn badges, enjoy camp

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Breakdown Revival calls for unification

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There’s a group of local pastors that meets every Thursday morning. And just as they’ve come together across denominational lines, they hope to bring other people from different churches together in the name of God. Beginning Aug. 30, the group will have a revival every Saturday night “until the Lord…

Lincolnton native breathes life into Navy magazine

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Last November, Petty Officer 1st Class Garry Little of the U.S. Navy, a Lincolnton native, ended up the last standing member of the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan First Class Petty Officer’s Association. However, that situation didn’t last long. Little took it upon himself to rebuild the organization by recruiting new senior…

Elementary schools grow

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Lincoln County Schools announced Thursday that all of its elementary schools achieved high academic growth during the 2007-08 school year. The ABCs of Public Education were developed by the State Board of Education to “allow public schools to focus more on basic skills, higher accountability and more local control over…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Rodolfo Alvarado Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction s on charges of identity theft. Male,…

Around Town 8/8/2008

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FAMILY REUNION Descendents of Rudolph and Harriet Leatherman will have a reunion at 12 noon Sunday at Palm Tree United Methodist Church, 7356 Palm Tree Church Rd., Vale. The reunion begins at noon and lunch will be at 1 p.m. ELHS SCHEDULES East Lincoln High School students may pick up…

36th Street Bakery has 2nd location

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Rich wall colors and modern seating welcome customers as they walk into Rick Dudley’s second pastry shop. The 36th Street Bakery, Cafe and Catering, originally located at 106 Westview Drive, recently opened another location, this one in the heart of downtown Lincolnton. The bakery opened July 8 at what used…

Sheep prized pets for Lincoln family

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Becky Petrick grew up riding and showing horses, but her heart now belongs to a much fluffier animal – sheep. “There’s just something about them,” said the owner of Whistle Stop Farm in west Lincoln, which is home to four horses, 30 chickens, seven dogs, eight cats and 23 sheep.…