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Fallen serviceman honored

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He may not have died overseas, but Sgt. James “Jamie” Lynch lost his life loving and in service of his country. The Lincoln County resident, age 30, was killed Saturday in a single-car accident off Interstate 40 in Greensboro on his way to weekend duty in Raleigh with the National…

Elite Team

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Members of the elite team at Maurice Moore’s Karate Academy in Lincolnton took home the gold recently at the Carolinas Martial Arts Open held in Columbia, S.C. and the Universal Martial Arts Karate tournament. The students received 22 first-place trophies, 12 second-place trophies and several finalists. Back row (L to…

Chamber job a challenge

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The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is an organization that may prove helpful to people who move to the area from other cities. Crystal Gettys, who works in membership services at the chamber, knows exactly what it’s like to be the new kid in town. The Siler City native moved…

West Lincoln woman turns 103

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At the age of 103, Anne Louise Scronce has grown tired of birthdays. “I don’t bother to turn them,” she said. “I just let them slide by.” She doesn’t often think about her impressive age, so when the subject is brought up, it surprises her. “I can’t believe I’ve been…

A tough year for gardeners

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Although the summer is far from winding down, the season’s produce is beginning to peak and die out after a dry season following a severe Easter freeze. “We didn’t have as good as we have over the years,” said Lewis Heavner of his crop this year, “because of the dry…

Students learn to live the naval life

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A total of twelve West Lincoln High School Naval Junior ROTC members spent some of their summer vacation on the water. The group toured and visited the USS Nashville in Norfolk, Va. July 15-20. “We never really knew what it was like, and now we know what the sailors actually…

What began as a challenge…

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Because retirement didn’t sit well with Bill Noblitt, and with time on his hand, he began crafting lighthouses (above) as well as turtle-head footstools (below). Chris Dean / LTN Photo Bill and Judy Noblitt met on a blind date and have been married for 18 years, but it wasn’t until…

Infirmities no impediment training for the triathlon

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Despite facing individual health issues, a father, mother and son trained hard and took on a triathlon together. “For all of us to be at the park together – that’s a big thing,” said Linda Cantelmi. The trio competed most recently in a triathlon held at Latta Park Plantation in…

Farewell

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Public invited to Lake Norman Covekeepers Aug. 2

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Starting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Lake Norman Covekeepers invite the public to participate in a boat trip to look at water quality issues in the area around the Lincoln County water intake. Afterwards there will be a visit to the water treatment plant, and then lunch, where a discussion…