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Moose Lodge Christmas Party

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Destinee Doughton receives a gift from Santa Sunday during the Lincoln Moose Lodge’s 4th Annual Christmas Party for A Place to Grow, a, a non-profit developmental day school that offers integrated special needs. Approximately 70 bikers from the Christian Ministry Motorcycle Association also helped entertain the children. Ryan’s Steakhouse donated…

County Health Department schedules flu clinics

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The Lincoln County Health Department has set up flu clinics for the Denver and Vale areas. Another portion of the flu vaccine has been made available for adults who fall within CDC guidelines and will be administered over the next two weeks. The upcoming clinics will be held as follows:…

Sole provider—Bakery opens doors and heart to Lincolnton

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Getting up at 4 a.m. to start baking is not a chore for DeAnn Parsons. Smells of baking cookies, muffins and dough fill the air of the Lincolnton bakery. She makes everything from scratch every morning in order to offer fresh items for her customers. Northgate Bakery, located across from…

Symphony makes stop in town

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town on Dec. 9 bringing with it classical music and holiday favorites. The audience even gets a chance to join in on the music. “You sing, and you’re in a crowd that’s celebrating,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the Lincoln County chapter of the…

Teenager takes charge of play

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Being directed by a soft spoken 16-year-old, isn’t what most actors expect when entering into a holiday play with a cast of over 50 performers. “It struck me as somewhat funny or unusual at first, but it’s been good,” said Bill Coram, who plays Rev. Hopkins in “The Best Christmas…

Artist takes road back to self

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Andrea St. John Nocher has found artistic inspiration in Lincoln County’s old barns and farm houses. She lives in an 18th century brick house down a gravel road in west Lincoln, and there she spends her time painting rural scenes. “The countryside gives me a lot of inspiration. I love…

Star lit tour of Lincolnton homes

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will hold its third annual Star Light Tour of Homes on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tour includes six locations – four private homes, First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street and the Lincoln Cultural Center located on Main Street. The theme…

Tech grants announced

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Six area schools have received an extra boost for technology. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation recently distributed $1,000 in technology grants to all schools in the system, but six facilities received additional funding. Rock Springs Elementary, Lincolnton Middle and East Lincoln High schools all received $2,500. S. Ray Lowder,…

Auction Helps Diabetes Association

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Jennifer Painter, area associate for the American Diabetes Association, looks at an autographed picture of NFL Quarterback Dan Marino held by Jack Funk, who chaired the recent Business Expo in Lincolnton where the picture and other sports memorabilia items were auctioned off to benefit the association and may be expanded…

Former minister files for appeal

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A former Lincoln County minister sentenced to 36 years in prison on Oct. 27 for sexually abusing three of his daughters has appealed the ruling. Ted Hendrix, 67, was a pastor at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver. He resigned in August 2003 after the accusations surfaced. Detective Dawn…