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Stellar Students

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Writing from the heart

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During a troubled time in her family’s life, Vicki Amerault would tell bedtime stories to her son about the world inside the looking glass. “He would say ‘Mom, wouldn’t it be great if we went into the looking glass, and we’d all be happy,’” said Amerault. Those stories of adventure…

Interactive seminar cracks Biblical codes

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For the next month, Lincolnton will be part of an international religious network bringing in live information on Biblical codes. “Lincolnton is like a dot on a worldwide map right now,” said Kimberly Graves, communications secretary for the Seventh Day Adventist Church. “To me, what’s so exciting is people can…

A woman and her piano

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Despite taking 31 years off to raise a family, a local pianist still debuted in New York City’s Carnegie Hall to three standing ovations. Maria Navarro, a pianist and composer, spent her youth being classically trained by distinguished teachers. While raising two children, she continued to play and compose, but…

Tickling The Ivories

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Dance All Stars

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Bundle of fur fun

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Recording visions from God

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When Nancy Grigg first started experiencing Biblical visions, she wrote them down and hid the writings under her pillow. Now, 14 years after her initial vision, Grigg is publishing a book. “I kept it secret for a long time, and I just feel like God didn’t want me to keep…

Student-made electric car heads toward the finish line

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Students from the Lincoln County School of Technology will join hundreds representing four southern states in Wake County for the annual Electric Vehicle Challenge Final One of the most exciting components of the high school program is the student design and construction of a street-legal electric vehicle, which will be…

West Lincoln band raffles off Mustang

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A 2005 Mustang could be yours for only $10. You even get to pick its color. West Lincoln High School band students will be selling 3,500 $10 raffle tickets from now until April, and one lucky winner walks home with the new car, which is donated by Armstrong Ford in…