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Around Town 3/14/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6 to 9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be…

Stick women and abstract landscapes on display at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Gail Little (above) stands with one of her stick women. Left, Roger Steele (below), an abstract artist, talks to Rick Dudley at the opening of the two shows. Chris Dean / LTN Photo “Gloaming Into Dark” by Roger Steele is one of the prints on display. Chris Dean / LTN…

Pastor publishes book on authentic spirituality

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Dr. Charles Brown, who is retired from serving as senior pastor at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, believes people need more than ritual and routine to gain connection with God. Brown’s recently released book, “Papa’s Voice: Rekindling Your Relationship with Papa-God,” addresses people’s need for intimacy with the divine. “It’s…

YMCA honors dedicated volunteer

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A retired health and physical education teacher, Linda Harrill-Rudisill joined the Lincoln County Family YMCA to stay fit. She soon learned, however, that the organization was more than just a gym. “I realized that the overall purpose of the Y is to put Christian principals into practice through programs that…

First Presbyterian expands children’s outreach

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What began as the First Presbyterian Church inviting one teenage girl into its congregation has grown into much more. “It was one of those wonderful Holy Spirit things,” Rev. Claude Wilson-Stayton said of the church’s children’s outreach program. It all started when some members of the church started picking up…

Sheriff takes leadership class

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty recently graduated from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. He and 33 sheriffs from across the state completed a leadership training course March 7 at Duke University, said Edmond W. Caldwell Jr., executive vice president and general council for the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Daugherty…

Denver Baptist spreads gospel over Internet

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The Internet has put a lot of things at people’s fingertips, everything from shopping and music to news and television. One Denver church has added an item to that list: Sunday sermons. Denver Baptist Church has a Web site that allows individuals to not only download its Sunday services, but…

No one on school bus injured hurt in crash

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A Balls Creek Elementary School bus carrying several students was involved in a three-car collision Monday afternoon. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Bree Danielle Seery, 41, Catawba, was traveling south on Little Mountain Road when she failed to yield the right of way, said Sgt. B.K. Sharpe of the…

Charity wins in fishing tourney

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Photographs by Ron McCann, Lincoln Times-News Anglers awaited the start of the Jim Ledbetter Bass Tournament in cold, rainy and windy weather Saturday morning. Scott Hamrick, Denver, and Roger Pope, Statesville, took first place, winning the $30,000 Skeeter bass boat. Their haul totaled 18.63 pounds. In the adult-child division, Kevin…

Benefit for Sally’s Y expected to bring in nearly 400 riders

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Wheels will turn. Gears will shift. Sweat will pour. And money will be raised. On March 30, hundreds of cyclists will descend on Denver in the name of a good cause and to try and help raise a portion of the final $1,000,000 needed to build Sally’s Y, eastern Lincoln…