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‘Wonder Wonderland Reading Night’ at Lowder Elementary

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School administrators, teachers, parents and students met Tuesday night in celebration of reading. “Everything depends on reading. Even math,” said Lynn Smith, media specialist. “If you can’t read, you can’t do anything really.” The entire school was opened up for Winter Wonderland Reading Night. Students and…

Habitat for Humanity Restore expands

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County’s Restore is expanding. A new “annex” has been added to the Lincolnton store, which sells donated home items. “We’ve just outgrown what we had in the old building,” said Ren Johnson, affiliate manager of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. The store now has…

Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years of faith

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In its 100 years of operation, Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church in Maiden has changed relatively little. “It’s not anything special,” said the Rev. Robert Combs, who has been at the church for four years. “It’s just an community of ordinary hard-working people who love their church and have used…

County notebook

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Below is a roundup of some of the issues covered by the Lincoln County commissioners during their meeting Monday, which were not addressed in Wednesday’s articles. Killian Creek use OK’d Commissioners unanimously accepted County Manager George Wood’s proposed sewer flow allocation policy for the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which…

Around Town 1/16/2009

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MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will begin kick off Martin Luther King Jr., Day 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Col. Michael Henderson, a Lincoln County native and graduate of Newbold High School and Morgan State University, will deliver a…

Church Activities

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MISSION CONFERENCE Harvest Church, 707 Lithia Inn Road, will be hosting a three-day missions conference beginning 7 p.m. tonight. Missionaries from across the globe will also speak 7 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend. THEOLOGY SCHOOL The Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology will begin…

Lincolnton High School student accepted in Air Force Academy

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A Lincolnton High School student has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and will receive a free education valued at $400,000. “I’m very excited. I’m nervous. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Nora Nordmark, 17. “All the doors are suddenly open to me. I can do anything…

Pie Day set for Jan. 27

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For those who love pie, Lincoln County’s celebration of National Pie Day is a beloved event. The members of the Extension Community Association will be handing out bite-sized pieces of some 40 pies at noon Jan. 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Everyone gets a bite as long…

Trailblazing in Denver

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A local church and bike shop have literally carved out a path to bring the popular sport of mountain biking for the first time to east Lincoln County. A handful of volunteers assisted Keith Isenberg — co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Bike and Skate Shop — on Sunday as…

Pastor launches Don’t Foul Out Academy

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Reaching out to youths in their formative years comes naturally to the Rev. Franklin Lowery. The pastor for Gold Hill Baptist Church in Lowesville will now have a new way to accomplish that goal. This Saturday, Lowery will launch the “Don’t Foul Out Academy,” 8-10 a.m. at the church, a…