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Around Town 3/19/2007

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SPRING FEST The Lincolnton Church of God will have a Spring Fest event 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday/The event will feature a silent auction, with items such as furniture, artwork and golf clubs. Other activities include a yard sale, bake sale, music booth, jewelry booth, photography booth and much…

Around Town 3/16/2007

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CONSIGNMENT SALE Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 N.C. 16 North, Denver will hold a children’s consignment sale Saturday at 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds go to Children’s Ministries. For more information call (704) 483-6378. YARD SALE Cub Scout Pack 83 will hold its annual Yard Sale Saturday at Hills…

No coincidence First Citizens Bank employees long-timers

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It is not often these days that you find a place of business where you can walk in the door and expect to see the same faces day after day; which is why First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Lincolnton is a rare exception to that rule. Debbie Sipe,…

Mural maker follows calling

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Driving up to Lamp and Home Outlet, muralist Roger Carroll, 55, immediately had a vision of what to paint on the stucco building. He took a piece of Styrofoam from the building site and sketched out a design for owner Jim Hoyle. “We connected,” Hoyle said. The fantasy rain forest…

West Lincoln’s homecoming queen walks for a cause

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It’s no surprise Jennifer Warlick is West Lincoln High School’s homecoming queen. In many ways, she’s typical of girls who take the crown – she’s petite, beautiful and a cheerleader. What is a surprise is the fact she has battled cystic fibrosis since birth, a disease that affects the lungs…

Dozens sign up for trip

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When organizers at Salem Baptist Church started planning a mission trip to Wyoming, they expected a half dozen people to sign up to go. Instead, 39 church members plan on participating, which means the church needs to raise $20,000 to get them there and back. Retirees, couples and families with…

Placing value on education

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During a time when many women received no education, Kate C. Shipp opened her own school. “She was innovative in a time when women were thought to be a cook or a cleaning lady or a producer of children,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County historical coordinator. “An education was basically…

New minister in Presbyterain pulpit

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This Sunday, members of the First Presbyterian Church will see a new face behind the pulpit when minister, Claude Wilson-Stayton, begins his tenure. Wilson-Stayton comes to Lincolnton from the suburbs of Tampa, Fla. He says he is excited about the change of scenery. “I’m looking forward to being in a…

Art exhibit showcases special talent

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The art of students from A Place to Grow has filled the galleries at Lincoln Cultural Center. “I just think it’s exciting to see all the work they’ve done,” said Ellen Wilson, mother of 3-year-old Rilee. Decorating the walls are handprints and stamps, colored pumpkins and collages. The exhibit is…

‘Casting Out Cancer’ tournament raises record amount

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Reported record-setting performances highlighted the annual Jim Ledbetter memorial team bass tournament Saturday on Lake Norman. The “Casting Out Cancer” event drew more than 240 teams from five states. Net proceeds are donated to The V Foundation for cancer research. A record 1,199.59 pounds of bass were weighed in. A…