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Mind mapping: Thinking outside the box no clichй

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People recently packed a weekly meeting of the Lincolnton Toastmasters at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College and were given different colored pens and paper where they drew circles, lines and words. It wasn’t an art or English class, however, that had people drawing: it was the introduction to a…

Jesus project

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Grand opening

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Fun for all

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Around Town 6/2/2006

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PARENTING MATTERS Parenting Matters, a hands-on, creative learning program for parents of children ages birth – 5 who want to make a difference in their child’s life and improve their parent-child relationship, begins June 7 through Aug. 2. Participants must attend seven out of eight classes to receive a Certificate…

Festival brings in bikers

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For many, gone are the days of leather, loitering and Hell’s Angels. There’s a new face of motorcycling, and it’s a kinder, gentler one. “I’m more proud of the image I’m trying to portray than anything else I do,” said Wade Roberts, owner of Trick 1 Customs. Trick 1 Customs…

World champion returns to roots

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It was just one year ago that Jerry Burgin participated in his first-ever barbecue competition at Lincolnton’s Hog Happenin.’ He won grand prize. Since that first victory, the Alexis man has gone on to earn himself a name as a national and world champion. “We never would have done it…

Health, fitness and a little magic

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On the last day of Older Americans Month, a group of Lincoln County seniors celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day. They learned about fitness, nutrition and the dangers of osteoporosis. They were also entertained by a magic show – complete with doves and a startled bunny. “We don’t want…

DAR, a family tradition

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Remember

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Ric Goodhue addressed those who assembled at the courthouse Monday evening in remembrance of those who served the military in times of peace and combat, and spoke about the importance of Memorial Day as well as thanked those who turned out. (above photo) Standing behind a universal symbol of a…