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Retired Lieutenant to speak

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A retired First Lieutenant of the United States Air Force will be speaking at the Lincoln Cultural Center this Saturday as part of an ongoing Black History Month celebration. Wilson V. Eagleson II was one of the original Tuskegee Airman and has many stories to tell. “We have been fortunate…

Around Town 2/11/2005

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SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans the General Robert F. Hoke/General Williams J. Hoke Camp 1616 will have its monthly meeting Wednesday Feb. 16 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton at 7 p.m. “KNIGHT OF LOVE” DINNER The North Lincoln High School Band Boosters are sponsoring a…

Benfield takes pride in still-life art

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Mark Benfield takes a woman’s powder brush and smoothes down the feathers on some of the wild birds he has in his workshop. He points out where the feathers are noticeably darker. He said using women’s mascara makes the feathers stand out more. Benfield of Lincolnton has been running a…

Sending Love Overseas

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Keeping your valentine for life

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In a world with an increasing divorce rate and many broken hearts, it’s easy to give up on love. Relationships are often a struggle, and yet many marriages last until death do they part. The key? A lot of love, forgiveness and laughter. Washing the dishes doesn’t hurt either. “Just…

A time of penitence and renewal

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“Remember that you were dust and you will return to dust,” parishioners were told as ashes were pressed on their foreheads in the sign of the cross. On the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, Christians gathered at the First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton for a day of penitence…

Family in frames

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For a man born and bred in Charlotte, Nathan Parker certainly has a soft spot for country living. The artist’s exhibit, “Life Goes On,” now showing at the Lincoln Cultural Center, is full of images of old barns, road side stands and people working the land. These scenes were inspired…

Post office takes steps for growth

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DENVER – In response to continued growth in Denver, the post office is bringing in some new faces. Four temporary rural carriers have been hired in the last six months and Postmaster Charles McDaniel does not see it stopping there. “Denver has got a 12 percent growth rate. It’s controlled,…

Because she says sew

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Delorise Ellsworth of Iron Station has made almost 100 quilts. The hobby that she has had for ten years made her want to share her fun with others in the community. “The Quilter’s Haven” in Denver is now open, offering quilting supplies, fabric and even classes. “There is just nothing…

Around Norman

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LAKE NORMAN – Lake Norman may have a bike trail in the future that will circle around the entire area of shoreline. Duke Power has donated $2,500 to the project and Centralina Council of Governments has agreed to match this. The idea stemmed from Frank Johnson, who used to be…