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Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

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The residents of Brian Center Nursing Care in Lincolnton know how to have a good time. So far they have spent “National Nursing Home Week” participating in a balloon liftoff, eating ice cream and watching church singers and a magic show. More events will follow throughout the week, including an…

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A fancy art school education and high standing in society aren’t necessary to produce important works of art. The Hickory Museum of Art will be exhibiting the “Homegrown and Handmade: Selected Works from the Huffman Collection of Southern Contemporary Folk and Outsider Art” until July 27. The artists featured have…

Survivor named honorary chairman

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The honorary chairman of Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has certainly earned his title. John Elmore spent six years off and on fighting cancer, which was found at different times in his kidney, lungs, throat and hip. At one point, Elmore was told that he had a five percent chance of…

Thousands raised through pie contest

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Union Elementary School resembled a Roman coliseum Tuesday as a gym full of children screamed, stomped their feet and demanded to see their teachers’ faces covered in pie. “It’s better than kissing a pig,” said Kirby Oldham, the school principal. Oldham agreed to take a pie in the face if…

Holding on to the dream

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The spirit of the original owner is still alive and well at Shear Options, a beauty salon on Academy Street in Lincolnton. The character of the turn-of-the-century house has been preserved with its hardwood floors, old fireplaces and green and yellow color scheme. Chatty hairdressers stay busy, and their equally…

Raising awareness

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Even if you’ve stared death straight in the eye, battled cancer and claimed victory, talking in front of a group of people can prove nerve-wracking. Joyce Houser has told her story of surviving colon cancer to rooms packed with people, despite her stage fright. She’s decided overcoming her nervousness is…

Taking Christ to the open road

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Strapping on a pair of boots, putting on a leather jacket and taking to the road on a motorcycle can be a spiritual experience. “To me, I see the beauty of what God has created everywhere, from the wind to the smell of the flowers,” said Shirley Morris, a Christian…

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Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for the town of Lincolnton. “Relay for Life,” the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, will take place at the Lincolnton High School football stadium. Fundraisers have been hard at work since January, collecting money for the cause.…

Fantastic 4-H fashion

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Members of the 4-H club strutted their stuff down the runway on Tuesday night in handmade clothes. “The goal of the fashion show is to help the participants develop some sewing skills, project skills, that they can use later,” said April Dillon, 4-H development extension agent. “I don’t know how…