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Around Town – Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. June 7 in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. CHURCH SINGING First Freewill Baptist Church, 313 S. Main Ave., Maiden, will have a hot dog plate…

Dazzling Designs in bigger place

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Dazzling Designs Unleashed makes customers feel like stars. Donna Harris first opened her business, which specializes in hair, nails, tanning, and massage, in 1987. “When I was younger I did hair for some of my friends,” Harris said. “They told me that I did a good job and suggested that…

Shepherd`s Ranch offers unique therapy

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The Shepherd’s Ranch in Lincolnton uses horses to heal. Individuals dealing with mental health issues including abuse, anxiety, anger management, depression and more, come to the ranch for equine-assisted therapy. “I think it’s an excellent model of therapy,” said Kanaya Dinkins with Alexander Youth Network. “Traditional talk therapy is not…

50th Anniversary

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Zoo honors Lincolnton boy

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy was awarded first place by the North Carolina Zoo in a statewide poster contest last Friday. “I was excited,” said Kobe Goldin, the winner. Kobe won in the kindergarten to second grade category, which consisted of more than 50 applicants. He was the first home-schooled child…

Fundraiser fashion show draws 100 at Denver church

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Models ranging in age from 7 to 97 showed off spring fashions Sunday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. The fundraiser fashion show featured clothes from Dress Barn and Julie’s, a boutique in Birkdale. It concluded with 12 vintage fashions. “We had outfits from Medieval times clear up…

Three school principals appointed

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The appointment of three principals to Lincoln County Schools at a special called meeting of the Board of Education will leave Union Elementary without one. Kirby Oldham, who has been principal of Union for five years, was appointed to be the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary. Sandy Johnson, the current…

School immunization rules change

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North Carolina’s lawmakers have made several changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children, including college students. These rule changes will go into effect in the 2008-09 school year. A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine is required for the following individuals: n All students…

Lincoln schools seek advance on bond funds

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The Building and Site Committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education ended two of its discussions with resolutions to ask the county for money. One request will be an advance for bond funds. The county does not expect to receive funds from the $44.6 million bond until fall, but…

Exchange student policy may change

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The policy committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education plans to recommend an amendment to its exchange student policy. The current policy requires host families to have a student in high school, since exchange students usually are between the ages of 14 and 18. Monday evening, the policy committee…