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50th Aniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by family at the Lincoln Country Club. They have two sons, Mark Sain of Lincolnton and Chad Sain of Kernersville and six grandchildren.…

Cheering to victory

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For 28 years, ministry has helped provide for needy

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, Inc. was organized in 1977 by a handful of churches in Lincoln County. These churches wanted a central location where they could refer persons in need and assist them. We were created by the churches in Lincoln County and act on their behalf in doing…

Do the twist

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Holiday weight gain on the brain? Proper action can keep pounds away

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Although it’s a time honored tradition, few people look forward to gaining weight during the holiday season. Huge family meals, holiday parties and buffet tables covered in chocolate prove quite tempting throughout November and December. In order to promote a healthier holiday, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension organized a night…

Cultural Center to play classic

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“Charlotte’s Web,” E.B. White’s best-selling novel translated to the screen, can be seen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. This classic story is described by White as a tale of “friendship, and salvation, a story of miracles — the miracles of…

Foster parents providing family

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All children deserve a good, caring home, but for those placed in the foster care system, finding that home is easier said than done. “Everybody needs a family,” said Jessica Towery, adoption social worker with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. “That’s what we’re really advocating.” While social workers…

Master potter focus of new exhibit

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Burlon Craig, Lincoln County’s most famous potter, started selling his wares as a teenager for 10 cents a gallon. As the world around him changed and people turned to plastic rather than pottery for functional use, Craig altered his focus, but continued the work he loved. “Really he made pottery…

Sewing support

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Multicultural center offers clients hope, help

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Finding a way to bridge the gap between cultures is the heart of the Multicultural Center of Hope. The downtown Lincolnton non-profit organization has been up and running for three months. Organized by community members, its focus is on integrating immigrants into American society. “There is a tremendous need for…