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Around Town 2/16/2007

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COMMUNITY MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration kitchen at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. YMCA The Lincoln County Family YMCA is looking for a part-time program registrar. Call (704) 716-4508…

Grand Opening

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Girl Scout creates a walking tour of Lincolnton, earns Gold Award

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Growing up in an old house within walking distance of downtown Lincolnton, Girl Scout Madison Lanier always had a passing interest in her city’s history. “I’ve lived in Lincolnton all my life, and people have stories all over the place,” Madison said. When Madison decided to pursue a Gold Award,…

Senior citizens put on dancing shoes

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Every Tuesday morning, the gym at Betty G. Ross Park turns into a dance hall and more than a dozen seniors shake their stuff. “Just get out there and wiggle around, we ain’t got no certain way,” said Wilma Dellinger, 80, of her and her friends’ dancing style. For the…

Area churches join together in song for `All Praise 2007`

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A total of 15 churches will join together this weekend for “All Praise 2007,” a musical celebration that will benefit Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. “This is a tough time of the year for the food bank, so I’m hoping this will really re-stock them,” said Charlie Tipton, organizer of…

90th Birthday

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WLMS Mathletes score! Now on to state competition

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Hours of number crunching and brain stumping paid off for the mathletes at West Lincoln Middle School. One of the school’s two teams placed fourth in the annual Central Piedmont Chapter Mathcounts competition held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center Feb. 6. The placement was the highest of Lincoln County’s…

Recording equipment recovered in `record` time

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There was praise in Bart Fortenbery’s voice as he sat amidst computers, keyboards, wires, plugs and, most important of all, a VS-2000 Digital Studio Workstation. “Prayers do work, that’s for sure,” he said. “You usually don’t get stuff back.” He was referring to equipment and musical instruments that had been…

Historian talks of shared heritage

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It was a mixture of music, laughter and remembrance. The Timken Room at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library was packed Monday night for a program on East Lincoln’s African American history as part of the celebration of Black History Month. East Lincoln black historian Rudolph Young presented the program and…

Dentist shatters concepts

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Many people believe going to the dentist is a painful experience when in reality, it’s not. More than 90 people got to see a dentist last Friday all at once. It wasn’t, however, for an appointment. Denver dentist Dr. Herbert Mills presented a program to attendees of Wayne’s Feast regarding…