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BOE WORK SESSION The Board of Education will have its March work session at 6 p.m. at the central office. For more information, call the central office at (704) 732-2261. CHORAL CONCERT East Lincoln High School will have its choral concert at 7 p.m. at a location to be announced.…

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…

Huge brush fire scorches 20 acres off Reepsville Road

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A massive brush fire kept local firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon. “Someone was burning brush and it just got away from them,” said Bob Scronce, former chief of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. “It ended up burning about 20 acres.” The fire, located behind Daniels Lutheran Church on Reepsville Road, took…

Former Lincolnton doctor convicted again in death of friend

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MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – A former North Carolina doctor whose own attorney called him a liar and adulterer was convicted anew Thursday of murdering his best friend three decades ago so he could marry the friend’s wife. A jury convicted Dr. Stephen Scher, now 67, of first-degree murder in the…

Project Child Find identifies children with special needs

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Programs for children with special needs are available through Lincoln County Schools even if the child is too young to attend school. “Project Child Find” identifies infants through 21-year-olds with disabilities who may need special education or other services. The program targets children with special needs who are not receiving…

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…

Coffee shop offers books, adds culture

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An old coffee shop recently got a facelift and has become a cultural hot spot in Denver. Cool Beans and Sweet Things, formally Sweet Things Coffee Shop, is no longer just a place to get a cup of coffee. “You can get coffee and desserts anywhere … it’s not a…