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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…

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…

Fall colors to be less than spectacular this year due to weather

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Lovers of fall colors may have their hearts broken this year. Due to warm weather and (until recently) little rain, fall foliage will be less than impressive. “I don’t know that we will have real good colors, but it always varies,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative…

Evacuees find safe haven

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During the first of their 36 years of marriage, Henry and Elaine Jones made their home on Fort Bragg’s army base. Since then, the couple has lived in Louisiana and raised a family. They are now proud grandparents. “New Orleans isn’t like any other city,” said Henry. “If you’re born…

Stopping hunger globally, locally

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You go, Girl Scouts!

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Jazz-happy brass band makes stop in Lincolnton

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They may look formal in their tuxedos, but the St. Louis Brass Quintet promises to bring showmanship and good times to the James W. Warren Citizens Center Oct. 13. The quintet is made up of five accomplished musicians. Three of these men work as professors at nationally recognized universities. The…

Maiden reunion

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