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Pigeon enthusiasts race birds hundreds of miles

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How racing pigeons find their way home in just 10 hours after being released 500 miles away remains a mystery. “Nobody knows for sure,” said Fred Nichols, an Iron Station man who races and raises pigeons. “Honest and truly there’s no definitive answer why.” It could be eyesight or hearing…

Southern Fried woman gives talk

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Pamela King Cable shared her special brand of southern humor at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday. “I’m going to entertain you just a little bit today,” she told the audience at the Timken Performance Hall. “So picture yourself on your porch or your mama’s front porch – fan away a…

Strawberries ripe for the picking

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Strawberries survived this season’s harsh temperatures, making them one of the only farm-fresh fruits available. “We really need to appreciate these strawberries because most of our fruit crops are going to be thin or non-existent this summer,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Peaches, apples, blueberries…

Fifth generation

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Pinewood Derby winners

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Two invited to be part of All-State Honors Band

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Two Lincoln County high school students recently participated in the All-State Honors Band at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill April 27-29. One of the highest honors for high school band students, North Lincoln High School senior saxophone player Michael Harvey and West Lincoln High School sophomore French…

American Legion Post 30 closing in on a goal

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Kiser Intermediate School was the beneficiary of a gift of 37 framed posters presented the school by American Legion Post 30. The posters bear the national motto, “In God We Trust.” The aim of the Legion is put the motto in all Lincoln County Schools classrooms. The Legion has delivered…

Working as secretary for three churches a juggling act done with finesse

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If someone had told Deana Sain Palmer years ago that she would be a church secretary someday, she wouldn’t have believed it. If someone had told her she’d be the secretary for three different churches, she probably would have had a good laugh. But that’s exactly what she is. Palmer,…

Around Town 5/11/2007

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FILL THE BOOT The Lincolnton and Boger City firefighters will be filling their boots with donations to benefit the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of East Main Street and General Boulevard with their boots so that motorists may give their dollars and…

Around Town 5/9/2007

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CHURCH FUNDRAISER Fellowship Baptist Church, 2891 Long Circle, Iron Station, will hold a barbecue starting 10 a.m. Friday. Proceeds will go toward a planned mission trip. The cost is $7 a plate. Call (704) 735-4196. CHURCH BREAKFAST AND BAKE SALE Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road, will hold its second…