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Art a life-long passion

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At 86, Arie Reinhardt Taylor isn’t content to spend her days relaxing in a recliner, snoozing in front of the television. She’s an artist, and has been for more than 50 years. She isn’t planning on that changing any time soon. “It gives you a real sense of accomplishment when…

Summer reading made fun

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The Get a Clue at Your Library Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the West Lincoln Branch Library on N.C. 27 West. The for-fun reading incentive program encourages children to explore the wonderful world of books. Those who enroll in the program receive a free reading record folder…

West Lincoln Locals

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Children attending Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church’s vacation bible school (above) played instruments and sung Wednesday night. (Below) West Lincoln High School graduates Jason and Shannon Devine celebrate Jason’s cross-country bike ride with Ride Across America, which raised money for organ donation research. Shannon is also known as Mrs. USA.…

Future Farmers of America

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Scholarship recipients

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DAR duties

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Angel Food Ministries manna from heaven

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There is a way local churches can help feed those in need without emptying the collection plate. It’s called Angel Food Ministries, and one Lincolnton church has gotten involved with the Georgia-based program. “We started in August of last year with two people,” said Jerry Thompson, a deacon at Oak…

Horse ‘shoeing’ around

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Surrender House appeal to artists to design a logo

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Surrender House, a new transitional facility in Lincolnton for women in the early stages of substance abuse recovery, needs a logo. The organization is looking to the creativity of local visual artists for help. The logo will be used on brochures, correspondences, Web site and other forms of communication representing…

Medal of Honor biography a work of love, inspiration

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SHERRILLS FORD — One paragraph changed Dorea Drum’s life forever. After writing biographies for four Medal of Honor winners who visited Lincolnton in December 2003 for the monument dedication in honor of Lincoln County’s only native recipient, Rufus Johnston, Drum became intrigued with one in particular — Jack Lucas, the…