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Super Bowl Sunday, a time to party

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It’s a national event – sitting on the couch, eating too much and watching a good game of football. On Super Bowl Sunday, almost everyone becomes a football fan, and those who can’t muster up enthusiasm for the game can still enjoy a good party. “What I usually do is…

Arts council celebrates black history

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Oil paintings and pastels by noted black artist Nathan Parker will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center starting this Sunday. “He had come with a group of artists before, and we were very impressed with him, so we wanted to give him his own show,” said Mary Jane…

The healing power of touch

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The average American is constantly being pushed to do more, work harder and get things finished faster. For some, a constant state of stress has become the norm. “Our culture feeds off stress, I think,” said Betsy Okonski, a massage therapy student. “Americans work harder and longer than just about…

Soldier Promoted

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Businesses train workers in CPR

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Local businesses are taking steps to make sure their employees are trained in a basic emergency procedure. Lt. Kent Lukach of the Lincolnton Police Department, who is also an instructor for the American Red Cross, taught and certified a group of people in first aid and CPR last week. The…

Around Town 2/4/2005

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RECEPTION First Presbyterian Church will host a reception honoring the Rev. Mary McKey at 2 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, 114 West Main St. Everyone is welcome. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak…

Business rate up slightly in December

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate for the month of December went up from a 5.6 in November to a 5.8. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said she is relieved that the rate did not go up more than it did. “I think that because there was a…

No rescue too small for volunteer firefighters

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Although she is the proud owner of 80 birds, it broke Diana Vance’s heart when her small cockatiel flew out the door one cold Monday. “They say once they’re gone, they never come back,” she said. Vance, who keeps unwanted and disabled birds, followed her cockatiel for hours, hoping it…

Wearing red sends message to women

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People across the country are wearing red Friday to bring awareness to heart disease in women. “Of course it’s the number one killer of women,” said Courtney Hilliard, community relations coordinator at Lincoln Medical Center. “It’s said by most positions to be a preventable disease, or one in which lifestyle…

Students join quest to break record

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A local business is asking for the community’s help in its quest to help underprivileged children by teaching them discipline and self-respect through martial arts. Students at the Samurai Arts Institute in Lincolnton will be taking part in a nationwide attempt on May 14 to break the current world record…