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New store focuses on plus-sized consignments

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Lora Desantiago has opened Plus Size Resale and More in Lincolnton. The shop offers clothing and shoes for men, women and children. It also carries toys, Halloween costumes, shoes, purses, home dйcor and non-refrigerated groceries. “We have a little bit of everything,” Desantiago said. All of the gently used items…

Homecoming Queens

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Local high schools are celebrating their homecomings throughout the fall football season, and crowning Homecoming Queens. Above, East Lincoln Homecoming Queen Shonnel Luckey is escorted by her father, Marcus Luckey. Below, Allison Seagle was crowned 2010 West Lincoln High School Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Rodney and Teresa…

Around Town 10/4/2010

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CLOTHING DRIVE The House of Favor International Ministry is accepting clothing donations for their Clothing Outreach Ministry in Lincolnton. To donate clothing, call Prophetess Ivey Robinson at (704) 240-9838 or (704) 419-3298. BOOK SALE The Lincoln County Public Library is accepting donations for a book sale to be held Nov.…

Recycler expands into waste pick-up business

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GotGreen Recycling & Waste is going even “greener” by recently adding waste pick-up services. The company had only offered recycling services, but discovered that many of its customers wanted waste pick-up services, too. Also, waste pick-up services go hand-in-hand with recycling, and now, customers are receiving both. “We would like…

Funds available for Lincoln farms

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has received its cost share allocation from the state for non-point source pollution control from agricultural activities. These funds are available to assist farmers in installing conservation practices that help decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals and other pollutants in the…

Parris ordained

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DOT: Watch out for wildlife

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be more cautious on the roadways in the effort to reduce the number of wildlife-related crashes, especially in the fall months. Wildlife officials say that 90 percent of all animal-related crashes occurring in the last three years involved deer. Since…

New Tradition Turners Pottery Festival planned for WLMS

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The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival is gone, but organizers of Tradition Turners Pottery Festival hope to replace it. “The Craig family decided last year they were not going to hold their festival anymore,” said Olivia Mourglea, a Vale potter and organizer of the Tradition Turners Pottery Festival. “We still wanted…

Former members look after church

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Founded in 1805, Antioch United Methodist Church in Crouse closed in 1964. Ever since then, its former members have faithfully held an annual homecoming. “It’s so people can rejoice in seeing each other and help those who have just lost a loved one and share in that. They can talk…

Program focuses on fear of falling

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Two workshops will be offered in Lincolnton for seniors who have fallen or who have a fear of falling. “It’s something you can take control of and manage and still live your life the way in which you want to,” said Angela Schlottman with the Centralina Area Agency of Aging.…