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Five Generations

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Boy Scouts race to victory

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Two pinewood derby cars speed off from the starting line at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street Friday Night. On the right, Boy Scout Andrew Underwood hands his pinewood derby car over to be placed on the starting line. Chris Dean / LTN Photos…

Lincoln quilters` year end report

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This has been a good year for the organization. Since our report in April, more donation quilts have been made, bringing a total for the year to 44 preemie quilts. Of these, 26 went to the Lincoln Medical Center and 18 to Gaston Memorial. Amy’s House received a lap quilt…

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…