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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…

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…

Around Town 3/12/2008

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RELAY TALENT SHOW Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, will have a talent show and soup/sandwich supper to benefit Relay for Life beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The meal will be served first in the church family life center and will consist of chili, vegetable and chicken noodle soup…

Lowes’ local ties end after 230 years

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Before Lowesville or even Lincoln County, there was the Lowe family. For at least 230 years, the Lowes owned huge swaths of land in and around their namesake community Lowesville in southeastern Lincoln County, according to historical records. They were landowners, mill operators, shrewd businessmen and benevolent benefactors; slave owners,…

Absolute Organics delivers organic produce to customers’ front doors

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What started as a decision to be more health conscious during pregnancy has morphed into a successful small business for one Newton couple. Steve and Vonda Hodun decided to eat organically seven years ago when Vonda was pregnant with their son, William. “We wanted to give William the best we…

Fire squads have growing pains

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Strained to the limit from a record housing boom in recent years, fire departments across eastern Lincoln County are now expanding services unlike ever before. From new substations and fire engines to a growing roster of full-time firefighters, four departments are undergoing the most dramatic increase in resources in decades,…

Covenant basketball clinic

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Pictured above are participants and coaches in the 3- and 4-year-old team in the Covenant Basketball Clinic: Jude Anthony, Ethan Hansley, Gavin Ellis, Noah Keener, Jerry McGill, C.J. Powell, Jacob McGill, Gavin Haynes and Gid Anthony (not pictured is Elijah Walton.) Pictured below are participants and coaches in the 5-…