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Pen-pals share lifelong friendship

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In 1964, the Beatles ruled, the Rolling Stones rocked and having a pen pal was all the rage. Debbie Whitworth, then 12, was living in Lincolnton when her aunt sent her the address of a 12-year-old English girl. The girl’s name was Lee, and she was the daughter of her…

New ministry focuses on letters

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The ministry “Letters from Dad” was born during the aftermath of a death. George Vaughn, the ministry’s creator, was cleaning out his father’s house and putting things in order when he came across a tackle box. Inside, there were rusted fishing hooks and rotted fishing line. His first instinct was…

Lions Club hosts vision screening Oct. 24

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Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness? In honor of October being Diabetes Month, the Diabetes Education Program and Self Management Program of Lincoln Medical Center, in cooperation with the Lincolnton Lions Club, will sponsor a free diabetes health fair Monday, Oct. 24 at…

Local crowned queen

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60th class reunion

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School staff, students aid gulf victims

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During the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Lincoln County Schools staff and students collected change and checks to go to the American Red Cross relief efforts. On Oct. 12, Louann Freshour, executive director of the Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross, was presented with a check…

Christian film debuts Oct. 22

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Coming soon to churches near you — a Hollywood-style production depicting the end of the world as foreseen in the Bible. “People do want to see factually based, spiritually sound movies that are entertaining,” said the Rev. James Jernigan, better known as “Brother Bud.” “Left Behind: World at War” is…

Pre-schoolers bike for a cause

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The 4-year olds at New Vision Ministries School did not have to wait until after school to ride their bicycles. The school held a trike-a-thon to raise money to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While the 16 children raised money for each lap they made, most of the money…

Brass band plays favorites

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Pottery showcased in exhibit, festival

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If you’re interested in pottery, Lincoln County is the place to be this week. Local potters currently have their wares on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s aptly titled exhibit “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” “The heritage of Catawba Valley potters is well known, not just regionally, but nationally,” said Mary…