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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…

’Tis the season to tour homes

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The Lincoln Arts Council is proud to announce its fourth Star Light Tour of Homes, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. The tour includes seven locations — four private homes, a church, a business and the Lincoln Cultural Center. The them for this year’s…

Woman wins Amy Grant tickets after years of volunteer service

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While stopped at a red light, Gail Lineberger learned her years of volunteer work had won her free tickets to an Amy Grant concert. “I happened to have the radio on, so I heard Kathy talking about me,” Lineberger said. Kathy Vinzant, director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child…

Remembering life during war

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The life of Bill Carter is one steeped in war, love and history. The 85-year-old World War II veteran spent several years stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as a mess sergeant. Back surgery kept him out of the battle zone. A Lincolnton native, Carter entered the guard in…

World War I soldier’s letters of love kept safe by daughter

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It’s only sheets of paper — old, folded, crinkled with age, the ink fading. But to Mary Hoffman Heavner, those sheets of paper are more valuable than all the gold in Fort Knox. They are the 30 to 40 letters her father wrote her mother when he was a sailor…

Cotton candy cutie

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’Tis almost the season

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Senior education

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Pianist combines music and humor

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Blame the “Emile-appeal.” Wherever comedic pianist Emile Pandolfi goes, there are bound to be groupies. “He does have a diehard group of followers, kind of like the Grateful Dead,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association, which is organizing the event. These fans have been ordering tickets…

Lincolnton native learns medical ropes

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After a middle school field day mishap, Matthew Cline hurt his knee and discovered the medical process. The young boy was fascinated by his surgery and rehabilitation process – so much so that he is now a student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. To gain first hand experience,…