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500-600 participate in Lincoln County’s Vial of Life program

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It has been two years since the “Vial of Life” program was introduced to Lincoln County. “The program itself has been around for a very long time,” said Ronald Rombs, director of Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services. “We now have between 500 and 600 people who are enrolled.” The “Vial…

Citizens forming group

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A Citizens Committee for Education, which will promote the school bond until the May election, is forming and will have its first meeting Friday. Central office staff and all school board members, as well as former school board chairwoman Jean Dellinger, submitted names of possible committee members. As of the…

Bradshaw a star, far from home

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Addie Bradshaw is a long way from home. The Lincolnton native and 2000 graduate of Lincolnton High School, whom some might know as Adria, is living in Buffalo, N.Y. And while her friends and family back home may not get to see her that often, the same can’t be said…

‘Ocean Bird’ named Best of Show

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Winners have been named in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 2008 Amateur Photography Competition. The show will run through Feb. 1 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Ari Miller, a local professional photographer, judged the competition. Winners are as follows: Best of…

Five generations

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Anthony Grove Baptist membership is young, and growing

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Anthony Grove Baptist Church may not be located in the most metropolitan area on Earth, but that hasn’t hurt membership at the Crouse church. The church boasts 805 members, with an average worship attendance of 400-450. “We joke around that they built the Wal-Mart to help people find it,” pastor…

Around Town 1/25/2008

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VALENTINE’S DINNER Daniels Lutheran Church will have its annual Lutheran Men in Mission Valentine’s Dinner on Monday, Feb. 11 in the parish house. There will be live after dinner entertainment, to be announced soon. “SOUPER” BOWL Daniels Lutheran Church will have a “Souper” Bowl of Caring on Sunday, Feb. 3.…

GE Security celebrates industrial park building

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GE Security celebrated its presence in the Lincoln County Industrial Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the facility. Representatives from the Lincoln Economic Development Association, Lincolnton City Council and The Keith Corporation, which developed the 106,000 square-foot building, were on hand to help the company celebrate. LEDA’s Jerry Cochrane…

Following the family tradition

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Joe Reinhardt. 65, grew up around potters, but he never really thought he would become one himself. “I laid brick for 33 years, had a heart attack, and that’s the reason I got into pottery,” he said. His uncles, cousins, grandpa and great-grandpa all created pottery, and Reinhardt had an…

West Lincoln High School starts clothing closet

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A high school probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about shopping for clothes. But that’s exactly what students can do at West Lincoln High School’s clothing closet, and it’s all free. The idea was initially mentioned by West Lincoln teacher Jeremy Peeler at the…