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Symphony makes stop in town

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town on Dec. 9 bringing with it classical music and holiday favorites. The audience even gets a chance to join in on the music. “You sing, and you’re in a crowd that’s celebrating,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the Lincoln County chapter of the…

Teenager takes charge of play

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Being directed by a soft spoken 16-year-old, isn’t what most actors expect when entering into a holiday play with a cast of over 50 performers. “It struck me as somewhat funny or unusual at first, but it’s been good,” said Bill Coram, who plays Rev. Hopkins in “The Best Christmas…

Artist takes road back to self

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Andrea St. John Nocher has found artistic inspiration in Lincoln County’s old barns and farm houses. She lives in an 18th century brick house down a gravel road in west Lincoln, and there she spends her time painting rural scenes. “The countryside gives me a lot of inspiration. I love…

Star lit tour of Lincolnton homes

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will hold its third annual Star Light Tour of Homes on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tour includes six locations – four private homes, First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street and the Lincoln Cultural Center located on Main Street. The theme…

Tech grants announced

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Six area schools have received an extra boost for technology. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation recently distributed $1,000 in technology grants to all schools in the system, but six facilities received additional funding. Rock Springs Elementary, Lincolnton Middle and East Lincoln High schools all received $2,500. S. Ray Lowder,…

Former minister files for appeal

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A former Lincoln County minister sentenced to 36 years in prison on Oct. 27 for sexually abusing three of his daughters has appealed the ruling. Ted Hendrix, 67, was a pastor at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver. He resigned in August 2003 after the accusations surfaced. Detective Dawn…

East Lincoln women talk politics

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East Lincoln now has a Democratic voice. The East Lincoln Democratic Women’s Group, a committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women, will start meeting regularly every fourth Tuesday of the month. The first official meeting will be Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter By-The-Lake Episcopal Church. “There are…

Buzzing about — Sugar Buzz opens new sit-down location

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Take a break and nibble on a oatmeal fudge bar. Layers of chewy fudge and oatmeal with a hint of salt are sure to satisfy anyone’s chocolate craving. The savory treat has become a favorite by many in the area. The famous oatmeal fudge bar at Sugar Buzz in Denver…

Lake Calendar

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DENVER FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Denver Fire Department Board of Directors will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denver fire station located at 3956 Hwy 16 north in Denver (Beside Denver Methodist Church). All residents and…

New Christmas shop offers affordable items

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The Good Neighbor Shop’s new Christmas shop is bustling with customers and full of festive holiday fare. “It’s beautiful,” said Jim Morrison, a customer. “They fixed it up real good.” The shop is decorated for the holidays with ornament-filled trees and colorful display windows packed with angels, Santas and Christmas…