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Lincoln County participants attending the North Carolina Senior Games in Raleigh on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 included Bob Hodges, Vivian Hodges, Phyllis Keener, William Keever, Charles Mize, Libby Mize, Richard Sides and Sue Jane Sides. The following prizes were given: Bob Hodges earned first place in woodturning.…

Window treatment seminar to benefit Christian Ministry

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A no-sew window treatment seminar takes place 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Comfort Inn in Lincolnton. “Ladies that sew come, and they get lots of great ideas, but I especially want those ladies who have never sewn a stitch in their life,” said Janis Martin, creator of…

New store for old things fills up quickly

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Rose Mill Antiques & Collectibles has only been open a month and is already full of vendors selling old-fashioned wares and gifts. “I never dreamed it would fill up this quickly,” owner Penny McRee Howe said. “When I opened, I had eight vendors and three weeks later, I am filled…

RACE 101, Howe forming partnership

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RACE 101, an acronym for Research, Analyze, Consult and Educate, One-On-One is a program designed to assist all racers in their area of need. Founded by veteran crew chief Tony Blanchard of Lincolnton, Denver-based RACE 101 is now entering its second year with a new partner, Howe Racing Enterprises. Howe…

U.S. Army honors NLHS band member

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For the fourth year in a row, a North Lincoln High School student has been selected into the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. “I’m deeply honored to follow in their footsteps,” said NLHS senior Linda Harvey, who will be performing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 8 in San…

Unmarked Lincolnton grave receives tombstone

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Carl Martin became interested in genealogy after he vowed to find the identity of his grandfather. “I always heard that daddy didn’t know who his daddy was,” Carl said. After his father’s death in 1977, Carl interviewed family members and never found an answer. “Evidently he was a traveling salesman…

Iron Station man growing banana trees in his front yard

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Roger Bryant planted banana trees in his yard three years ago, and for the first time this fall, they’ve produced fruit. Bryant, however, has no interest in eating the bananas. “They’re too green” he said. “I don’t eat bananas green. They might give you a belly ache.” Bryant doesn’t even…

Vehicle description released in break-ins at several businesses

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Authorities are on the lookout for a silver sedan after detectives were called to the scene of a business break-in and three attempted break-ins earlier this week. On Tuesday, several unknown intruders broke into the Safari Miles, 390 N.C. 16 N., Denver, taking various items from the restaurant, said Lincoln…

Racecar engines are now being made by Herbert

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Herbert Performance Parts, owned by racecar driver Doug Herbert, is now making engines for racecars. The shop has been rebuilding engines for streetcars, hotrods and other vehicles for years. But when employee Ron Neal brought up the idea of building engines for professional racing teams, Herbert knew he was onto…

Around Town 10/15/2010

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FALL FESTIVAL The Independent Baptist Tabernacle, 2128 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, will hold a fall festival from 6-9 p.m. tonight. Darin and Brooke Aldridge will perform in concert. For more information, call (704) 922-9143. YARD SALE The Spirit Life P.W.C. Church of God, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton, will hold a…