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Simplicity key for 2007 design

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Lincoln County’s Apple Festival T-shirts have a new look for 2007. “We were looking for a little bit more simplicity in the designs,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Selling Apple Festival T-shirts is one of the non-profit organization’s biggest fundraisers. With more than 10,000…

Framing shop shows love of art

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Harry and Barbara Heesch may be relatively new to the Denver business community, but they’re certainly no strangers to owning their own business. “Barbara and I have been in business for 40 years,” said Harry, owner of Fine Framing on NC 16 in Denver. The couple lived in Boston and…

College fair helps students make decisions

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Students may have barely gotten their feet wet in a new school year, but high school juniors and seniors should be already looking ahead. To help students prepare for life after graduation, Lincoln County Schools will host its annual college fair at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Wednesday. “I…

67th Wedding Anniversary

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Robert and Corene Lindsay of Vale celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Aug. 31. They were married in Gaffney, S.C. on Aug. 31, 1940. They celebrated by going out to eat just the two of them. They are the parents of Carl Lindsay of Vale, Faith Pruitte of Rutherfordton and the…

Eagle Scout

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Stomping the grapes, and enjoying it

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(Left photo) Sam Melnyk really got into the competition, and the grapes. Sam won his age bracket. (Right photo) Barbara Townsend, “Lulu” Davis and Leslie Thomas, left to right, seem to be having maybe too much fun. The three are from western Lincoln County. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Robert…

AIRBRUSH MAGIC

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Hear the word airbrush and you might automatically picture a Myrtle Beach T-shirt stand or a novelty license tag. Pumpkin Center resident Robbie Norris is trying to change that. Norris, a 1987 East Lincoln High School graduate, owns Robbie’s Custom Show Paint, where he specializes in turning ordinary motorcycles into…

Around Town 9/3/2007

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the Lincoln County Health Department. BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Community Blood Drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m,. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Baptist Church..…

Wreck victim improving

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A North Lincoln High School student in critical condition since an Aug. 13 car wreck recently was upgraded to fair condition, according to Carolinas Medical Center officials in Charlotte. Vital signs are stable for Mackenzie Dean Lynch, 16, and he is conscious but may be uncomfortable, said a hospital spokesperson.…

Around Town 8/31/2007

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’72 REUNION CLASS The West Lincoln High School class of 1972 is planning a reunion. Those interested in helping or attending, contact Don Wise at (704) 735-6563 or Carolyn Beam Gantt at (704) 435-4423. SINGING A free concert will be held at Joy Fellowship Assembly on N.C. 27 East in…