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New ministry helps wounded women

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Women of all races and religions deal with different obstacles — depression, unplanned pregnancies, abusive relationships and struggling marriages. When interacting in the outside world, however, many try to hide their suffering. “A lot of women are so bound up,” said Joeanne McSwain, a prophetess and co-founder of Women Ministries…

Sharing fellowship with nursing home residents

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Nursing home residents have known for the past 20 years that a visit from Betty Rhyne means Bible readings, inspirational stories and fellowship. The former director of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services retired in 1985 and has since then devoted herself to Christian Ministries’ Nursing Home Ministry. “My…

Lions Club accepting glasses, hearing aids

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The Lincolnton Lions Club is collecting useable eyeglasses and hearing aids throughout Lincoln County. The club is accepting prescription glasses of all shapes and sizes in wearable condition; non-prescription glasses; glasses for infants, adults and children; and used recyclable hearing aids in all styles. Due to state and federal public…

Tumbling to victory

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Special Olympics needs volunteers

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Special Olympics North Carolina will return to Winston-Salem for the 2005 SONC Fall games held Nov. 4 – 6. An estimated 800 volunteers are needed for positions. Some volunteers are needed for sport-specific roles like officiating, scorekeeping and line judging. Others are needed for volunteer check-in, family hospitality or to…

50th Anniversary

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Roy Dale Canipe and Ruby Ann Heavner Canipe of Lincolnton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10 at Ryan’s Steak House. The couple was wed in Gaffney, S.C. After getting married, Ruby was a homemaker. She later worked in the housekeeping department of Lincoln Medical Center. Roy worked for…

Work by teachers on display

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The artwork of Lincoln County teachers will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center beginning this Sunday. “Omnibus” will feature the art of all kinds of teachers — public, private and home — who love to create. In previous years, the show only included the work of art teachers.…

Hosting families turns into a sea of red tape

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Lincoln County residents who want to host families in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have a lot of waiting ahead of them. Area churches that were hoping to spearhead the effort have found themselves weighed down with red tape and FEMA regulations. “That can be somewhat of a bureaucratic entanglement,”…

Horse happy

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A twist of fate has landed an Iron Station equestrian on the cover of a national magazine. Appaloosa Horse Journal’s September issue features East Lincoln High School senior Mariah Bell and her horse, Dovie. “Of course I don’t have the cutest look on my face, but I was jumping a…

BMX champion

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