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Standing Tall

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Maze patrons find adventure and victory among the stalks Tom Davidson and his sisters Renee Chapin and Yvonne Brown spent roughly three hours Friday afternoon trying to find their way out of a maze. The Amazing Maize Maze that is. Seven acres of twists and turns through a corn maze…

ELCM — Ministry gathers support for move

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries is moving to a new location, with the target date of Memorial Day. The 20,000-square-foot building will be located on Catawba Burris Road in Denver. It will be moved from it’s Pine Ridge Drive location, which is only a 10,000-square-foot building. “This has been a project…

Lake Calendar

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REVOLUTINARY WAR ENCAMPMENT Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students of any age. Children 5 and under are…

Latino center hones English skills

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Lessons taught on American cultural issues At the Centro Contacto Latino, Spanish speakers learn to improve their English skills, and their children can take classes to brush up on their Spanish. “When children come (to the United States), learning English is pretty much a given,” said Betsy Chacon, director of…

July county jobless rate fell from June

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate went down for the month of July from a 7.3 in June to a 7.2. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said this decrease was a pleasant surprise. “I guess there are enough people going to work that it offset the recent layoffs…

Life in Lincolnton featured in newly published history book

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Lincolnton history as seen through the lens of “Baby Ray” is bound and ready for viewing in “Lincolnton: Photographs from the Clyde R. Cornwell Collection.” Clyde “Baby Ray” R. Cornwell was a known photographer in the area in the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. “He was one of the town’s…

Seniors showcased in exhibit

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Joyce Kistler looks at pottery in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday morning. The seniors’ art work will be on exhibit through Wednesday. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo Potters discussed glazing techniques and proudly presented their works Wednesday morning at the Senior Showcase. Family members, art lovers and…

Rally draws 32 churches

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Planners of the second annual Lincolnton Community Youth Rally hope children will play ball. This year’s event, “Catching the Spirit,” will be held Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 at Boger City United Methodist Church. But make no mistake, children from all denominations are welcome. “This is at Boger…

Anticipation

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Juan Abonza eagerly awaits the chance to tackle the soccer ball during practice Thursday night on the grounds at First Baptist Church. Kayla Bumgarner waits her turn to play ball. The kids are members of teams sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

DSS to replace computer system

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Officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are anxious to have a new computerized system put in place. The agency is excited about the new computer system, which will track all DSS clients and minimize redundant paperwork. After the software is installed, the DSS can download case information…