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Ashure Ministry A Godsend For County Residents In Crisis

In case you haven’t heard, ECCCM (Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry) is now Ashure Ministry. The name change occurred a few weeks ago to better reflect the expanded scope of the agency.

NC Navy & Privateering During the Revolution

This is another in our series of articles from the DAR & SAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.

Social District Coming in May

Lincolnton's application for an ABC Social District has been submitted to the state. "Stroll & shop while you sip" is expected to begin in May.

The Culper Ring and Agent 355

Almost everyone knows about agent double-O=seven, the British 20th Century spy who was the main character of multiple James Bond movies. Spies have been important in the history of conflicts for most of history--including the American Revolution.

Panama Visit Harkens To Gold Rush Trek

The year was 1850 when my great-great grandfather, his brother and some 40 others from Will County, Ill. left home for the adventure of a lifetime.
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Matriarchs of the American Revolution

While it doesn't get as much publicity as Black History Month (February), March is Women's History Month. In honor of Women’s History Month, in this article, one of our series leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker tells about some of the women who …

The Criticism Got Too Personal

A rezoning request that would have allowed the construction of 162 townhomes at the intersection of NC73 and N. Ingleside Farm Road was withdrawn and won't be considered at Monday night's (March 18th) Lincoln County Commissioners meeting. What bothered this reporter as much or more than the public opposition to …

Unity & Machpelah Presbyterian Churches and their Ties to the American Revolution

It's Saint Patrick's Day! (Sunday March 17, 2024) So, as a part of our articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday celebration in 2026, this week we provide a bit of local Scot Irish history.

Jacob & Maria Forney and their Legacy

Family names are an important part of the history of the American Revolution. In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker tells about the Forney family, one of Lincoln County's patriotic families.

What Exactly Is A Billion Or A Trillion?

If you’re like me, you may have trouble getting your head around the concept of a billion anything. Yet, we hear the word almost daily with regard to government spending.
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Colonel James Johnston

This is another in a series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026.

Entering Lent With St. Jude’s Arm

It’s not every day you get a chance to view bones of an Apostle. Such was the case Feb. 15, when a fellow church member and I had a rare chance to see the bones of St. Jude Thaddeus—one of Jesus’ Apostles.

Colonel John Louis Cook

The American Revolution fight for independence was not won by a single, united army of patriots. Among those who helped America succeed and become a nation were people of multiple ethnicities. One of those was a man who could rightfully claim both African and Native American descent. In this, another …

82 Years Of Change

What did she see... 1942 to 2024... She remembers cars without bumpers... WWII war effort needed the metal... Seeing many cars with flat tires... That seemed normal back then...

Here’s Lincoln Lore You Can’t Make Up

With Presidents Day fast approaching, what better time to delve into some amazing Lincoln lore.
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