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Books and Brushes: Artists go on display

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This Friday, people will have the opportunity to celebrate the work of a number of local artists and support a local college at the same time. The fourth annual Books and Brushes event, held at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, showcases the work of a variety of artists from the region.…

Art classes set for students

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will launch fall art classes for students ages 8-13. Classes will focus on fine art instruction in drawing and painting and will be taught from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Each session will run for eight weeks, with the following class schedule:…

Around Town 9/24/2007

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WALK-A-THON SET “Exercise Your Engine” is the theme for this year’s walk-a-thon at Iron Station Elementary. The event is scheduled for Oct. 5. Proceeds from the benefit will help fund playground maintenance. For more information, call the school at (704) 736-4292. SADLER CONCERT The Reggie Sadler Family will be in…

Fifth Generation

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Band director enthusiastic about his job

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Lincolnton High School’s newest band director is not a complicated man. “My hobbies are band … band, and then I sleep,” said David Benfield, who comes to the school from Forest View High School in Gastonia. Benfield devotes an average of 75 hours a week to band during the competitive…

Benefit planned for child

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Justin Owens, 10, wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He has three telescopes and four microscopes and loves to study the subject in school. “You can do cool experiments,” said the F.D. Jack Kiser Intermediate fifth-grader. According to his mother, when he goes to the beach he…

Skating, singing and softball set for Saturday

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Providence Baptist Church will host a block party Saturday full of singing, dancing, skateboarding and softball. “Everybody’s welcome,” said Debra Ransom, an organizer. “They can bring their skateboards.” The church, which is located at 1110 East Pine St. in Lincolnton, is teaming up with Hull’s Grove Baptist Church for the…

Ministry a friend to the elderly

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(This is the fourth story in an ongoing series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County) The Nursing Home Ministry may not be Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s most well-known component, but those who benefit from it cherish it. “They just brighten up when someone goes into…

Handmade quilt won at festival

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Duke increases water restrictions

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Duke Energy is again ratcheting up restrictions on water use by lakeside residents. As water levels continue to drop due to the severe drought, Duke Energy officials announced Wednesday they are banning residents from pumping Lake Norman water entirely. Two weeks after Duke imposed the first-ever restrictions on the practice,…