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Learning a love of reading

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For many kids living in west Lincoln, Thursday morning is a time of crafts, songs and storytelling. For their mothers, it’s a time to get some peace and quiet. During the three years the West Lincoln Branch Library has been open, Thursday morning at 10:30 p.m. is story time for…

Mark Twain comes to life

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Rumors of Mark Twain’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Find that hard to believe? Then just head to “Mark Twain! On Stage,” which comes to the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Jan. 27. “He is alive and well,” said Mary Whisonant, publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association.…

Play tells Confederate`s war stories

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The story of one nameless Confederate solider will be told this Saturday night in the musical play “Soldiers in Grey.” The play, which will be held at the American Legion Building on North Aspen Street in Lincolnton, touches on life before during and after the Civil War. The performance begins…

Odd Fellows welcomes first female member

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Although Pauline Roach is the first female member of the Lincoln County Odd Fellows, the group has never made her feel odd about not being a fellow. “I was a little apprehensive at first. I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “I didn’t know how they would accept me,…

Fashion divas formed at academy

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Anyone who’s looking to get pampered from head to toe and still stay on a budget needs look no further than the Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton. “Anybody and everybody is welcome as a customer,” said Kathy Pitman, instructor. Need a haircut complete with a shampoo? Five dollars please. Looking…

Cubs Scouts` Day Of Fun

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Honoring Martin Luther King

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At a breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, speaker O.T. Tomes chats with Michael Hill of Providence Baptist Church (above). Bill Walker (right) helps himself to some fruit. Walker was honored for his service during a program held in the evening. Sarah Grano / LTN Photos…

86th Birthday

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Amateur competition on exhibit

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Images of waterfalls, flowers, smiling children and old men in cowboy hats have filled the Cochrane and Carolina Mills Galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Blue ribbons sit under the most impressive photographs, signifying the winners of the Lincoln Arts Council’s 2005 Amateur Photography Competition. Joseph Brymer, a local photographer,…

Special Olympians go for the gold

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Hundreds of adults and children will descend on three Lincoln County schools this weekend to compete in a Special Olympics basketball tournament. North Lincoln High School, Pumpkin Center Middle School and East Lincoln High School will all host games starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. A pep band will entertain…