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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…

Quilters

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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,…

Lincolnton Farmers’ Market gets home on West Water St.

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Officials selected a permanent home for the farmers’ market in Lincolnton. After several years of moving to different locations, the market will be built at its current location on West Water Street, west of the courthouse. “We tried a number of sites to make the market more visible, but obviously…

Church plans new Saturday night service

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A lot of churches are trying new and different ways to get people in the pews, from contemporary praise music to a variety of outreach ministries. Covenant Bible Church is trying something that may be the first of its kind in the area: a Saturday night service called Elevate. Pastor…

Sally’s Y land donated

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