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Lincolnton woman’s car accident injuries “significant” in accident

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Support is something Sue Knittel is grateful for; support in business by customers and employees and support in life from friends and family. Since opening her Sweet Things Coffee Shop and Dessert Bar in Denver earlier this year, Knittel has enjoyed a level of success rarely seen by new business.…

50th Anniversary

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Colon and Betty Richard Sain of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 16. They were married by the Rev. Gordon Shrum at Bethel Baptist Church Parsonage in Lincolnton on March 16, 1957. They held an anniversary celebration at the Reeps Grove Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on March 18. Their…

Home`s furnishings a delight

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According to Rick Ramseur, there are only three houses in Lincoln County known to have been built before 1800. One of them is Woodside, and, although the house itself is an important landmark, it’s what is inside the house that really makes this historical home something to see. What was…

Savor a `Taste of the Orient`

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Beginning Thursday, Lincoln County residents will be able to get a taste of the Orient that does not involve a trip to the Chinese buffet. The Lincoln Cultural Center will present “A Precise Relationship,” an exhibit of the work of Columbia, S.C. artist Patrick Mahoney, whose work has been heavily…

Students learn about the legacy and the meaning of the Medal of Honor

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Students at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy spent their morning Thursday learning about real American heroes. In honor of national Medal of Honor Day March 25, the students planted a tree in their schoolyard in honor of the county’s only recipient, Rufus Z. Johnston and received a history lesson from American…

Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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ABCs: Never too late to learn

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With the help of a dedicated teacher, Odell Hester of Lincolnton learned to read at the age of 72. “People told me, ‘It will open up a whole new world for you,’” Hester said. “I didn’t know what they meant, but now I do.” Hester enrolled in Gaston College in…

Historian makes history herself

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Born in Charlotte in 1887, Addie Grier Barineau grew up to become a principal, historian and beloved community figure. Her young life, however, was difficult. “Addie Grier was a sickly child, and they thought she would die,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County’s historical coordinator. At the age of 2, her…