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No coincidence First Citizens Bank employees long-timers

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It is not often these days that you find a place of business where you can walk in the door and expect to see the same faces day after day; which is why First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Lincolnton is a rare exception to that rule. Debbie Sipe,…

Mural maker follows calling

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Driving up to Lamp and Home Outlet, muralist Roger Carroll, 55, immediately had a vision of what to paint on the stucco building. He took a piece of Styrofoam from the building site and sketched out a design for owner Jim Hoyle. “We connected,” Hoyle said. The fantasy rain forest…

West Lincoln’s homecoming queen walks for a cause

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It’s no surprise Jennifer Warlick is West Lincoln High School’s homecoming queen. In many ways, she’s typical of girls who take the crown – she’s petite, beautiful and a cheerleader. What is a surprise is the fact she has battled cystic fibrosis since birth, a disease that affects the lungs…

Dozens sign up for trip

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When organizers at Salem Baptist Church started planning a mission trip to Wyoming, they expected a half dozen people to sign up to go. Instead, 39 church members plan on participating, which means the church needs to raise $20,000 to get them there and back. Retirees, couples and families with…

Placing value on education

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During a time when many women received no education, Kate C. Shipp opened her own school. “She was innovative in a time when women were thought to be a cook or a cleaning lady or a producer of children,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County historical coordinator. “An education was basically…

New minister in Presbyterain pulpit

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This Sunday, members of the First Presbyterian Church will see a new face behind the pulpit when minister, Claude Wilson-Stayton, begins his tenure. Wilson-Stayton comes to Lincolnton from the suburbs of Tampa, Fla. He says he is excited about the change of scenery. “I’m looking forward to being in a…

Art exhibit showcases special talent

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The art of students from A Place to Grow has filled the galleries at Lincoln Cultural Center. “I just think it’s exciting to see all the work they’ve done,” said Ellen Wilson, mother of 3-year-old Rilee. Decorating the walls are handprints and stamps, colored pumpkins and collages. The exhibit is…

‘Casting Out Cancer’ tournament raises record amount

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Reported record-setting performances highlighted the annual Jim Ledbetter memorial team bass tournament Saturday on Lake Norman. The “Casting Out Cancer” event drew more than 240 teams from five states. Net proceeds are donated to The V Foundation for cancer research. A record 1,199.59 pounds of bass were weighed in. A…

Campbell staff member recognized by NC DECA

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Jodi Stamey Peeler was recognized by North Carolina DECA (NC DECA) as an Honorary Life Member at the 2007 DECA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. Peeler received the honor for her dedication to the organization and her influence on the lives of North Carolina’s Youth. The honorary Life Membership Award…

Around Town 3/14/2007

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YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 30, 1120 N. Aspen St. will hold a yard sale 7 a.m. – noon Saturday. Donations will be accepted. The building will be open from 6-8 p.m. on Friday to set up for the sale. For more information, call Libby Reel at (704)…