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Gifts of art accent decor at NLHS

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The new media center/library at North Lincoln High School is a beautiful, large space, but it has looked somewhat sterile since it opened last fall. Cynthia Randleman wanted to make the space more appealing, but she wanted whatever objects were added to the decor to be aesthetically pleasing, of high…

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…

Photography competition to accept entries

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Amateur photographers of Lincoln County need to take off those lens caps and get to clicking. The Lincoln Arts Council’s annual Amateur Photography Competition will accept entries on Jan 4 and 5. The show will open Jan. 9. “We have a lot of people around here who are wonderful amateur…

Surviving girl bullies, a rite of passage

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For many middle school girls, it’s all about expensive brand names, the thinnest body and the most sought after boyfriend. “There’s so much pressure to conform,” said Deb Harkey, a counselor at West Lincoln Middle School. “You would be amazed at the pressures for girls to have certain hairstyles, clothing,…

58th Anniversary

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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…