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Shriners give to hospital

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Battle of Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Kenneth Patterson (foreground) of the Nathaniel Green Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, pays his respects at the gravesite of Patriot Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford Feb. 1, 1781. The battle was remembered Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church where Davidson is…

Betty G. Ross Park offers year-round walking program

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There’s something new at Betty G. Ross Park, and it’s all about helping folks get healthy. “Let’s Get Moving Lincolnton,” a walking program in the W.M. Lentz Gym, started last November. “We used to do a walking program in the Block Smith Gym,” said Nathan Eurey, recreation program coordinator for…

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…

Celebrating retirement

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‘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…