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Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Seniors sweep Silver Awards

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Lincoln County residents triumphed at the Silver Arts Awards celebration in Charlotte on May 10. Silver Arts, a division of the North Carolina Senior Games, celebrates talent in visual, heritage and literary arts. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games encompasses Lincoln and Gaston counties as well as Mecklenburg. In the literary arts…

Saving Lives

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Within The Week

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Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday. We’re talking motorcycles. We’re talking barbecue. We’re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included). Lincolnton’s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’ will be happenin’ June 3 and 4. The event kicks off Friday night with live music…

Summer fun for kids

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West Lincoln kids who want a summer packed full of fun and activities can take part in the county’s Summer Playground Program. The west Lincoln site will be located at North Brook Elementary School. Other sites are located throughout the county. So far, few people have shown interest in the…

Summer camp encourages artists

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will host the eighth annual Summer Art Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to do something really fun and have a hands-on learning experience,” said Donna McMahon, freelance artists and instructor. “It gives them a better…

Top Of Their Class

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Games fill last days

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The enthusiastic yelling that took place at West Lincoln Middle School this week has little to do with the end of school. Instead, seventh-grade students were involved in games focusing on math and English. “We’re reviewing things they’ve learned all year,” said Christi Rykhus, a seventh-grade teacher. The educational games…

Principal puckers up to pig

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At the sight of a squealing baby pig, a school full of children let out squeals of their own. The seven-week old piglet stood nervously surrounded by children. Suddenly, he was picked up and given a shower of kisses from North Brook Elementary School’s principal, Donald Welch. “I thought it…

Becoming healthy, wealthy and wise

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Participants in the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Senior Health and Fitness Day learned that total health means more than just eating your vegetables. It’s also important to get regular check ups, exercise, socialize and eat the right balance of food. “With age we develop so many problems along the way,”…