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Lincoln Campus receives grant

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The Gaston College Foundation has been awarded a $141,400 grant by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem. The funds will be used to buy health science equipment for the proposed Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. “Since Gaston College renovated the old Lincolnton…

A change of scenery — Celebrity hairdresser settles in Lincolnton

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Jackie Schenck knows hair. Actually that is probably an understatement. The 32-year-old stylist, who’s worked on the hair of several celebrities, recently moved from Las Vegas to Lincolnton. She has sculpted the locks of Belinda Carlisle, members of N’Sync and Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders. She’s done work for fashion…

50th Anniversary

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Santa Safety

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd at the Cat Square Christmas Parade. The jolly old elf encourages everyone to practice holiday safety this Christmas season. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

New young adult book touched with magic

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Jasmine Smith is a teenage witch living in modern day Salem, Mass. She has unruly hair, an “almost boyfriend” and a propensity to play with magic. She is also the star of “My Romantic Spell” and the creation of Rodney Robbins, a local author. In the novel, Jasmine attempts to…

Lions Club hosts party for blind

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Members of the Lincolnton Lions Club broke bread with Lincoln County residents who are legally blind. Over 100 people were invited to the Saturday afternoon Christmas luncheon. Invited guests were allowed to bring one person with them. Lauren Ashley Elmore (right) invited her grandmother, Faye Warlick. Sarah Grano / LTN…

ELHS band rekindles pride with performances

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The East Lincoln High School “Mustang Band” known as the “Show Band of the Carolinas” had a very successful season this year. Under the direction of Dustin Stamey, the band received accolades that convinced many supporters it was on the rise during a difficult time in its history. With assistance…

Flu shots offered this week for elderly

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Elderly residents in Lincoln County are receiving flu vaccines again this week. The Lincoln County Health Department is administering more shots today, Thursday and Friday. Clinics will be held: Today from 1 to 4 p.m. at Messiah United Methodist Church in Vale, N.C. 27 West Thursday from 1 to 4…

Rockin` at the Ridge — Golf club worker, dance teacher has `the shag` in the bag

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Patty McIlroy dances across the floor with ease. Her body moves with the music and her partner follows along in perfect rhythm. It’s called shagging, the dance craze which began in the ‘40s and ‘50s in Myrtle Beach. And for McIlroy, it’s old hat to her. When she was a…

Basking in the joy — Gift basket maker finds holiday niche

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There are only 10 shopping days left before Christmas and everyone is hunting for the perfect gift. Cheryl Deskus at Gifts to Go in Denver said as Christmas gets closer, the orders keep coming in. Deskus creates gift baskets that are perfect for a Christmas present and can contain almost…