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High school students perform `Requiem`

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Young voices will join together to sing a mass for the dead at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday. Surprisingly, the choral composition focuses more on hope than darkness. “He ends it towards the light,” said Tony Bathea, Lincolnton High School’s Concert Choir director, of John Rutter’s “Requiem.” “It’s almost…

Adventures in olden times

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Sure it has fence painting, dead cats and giggling first kisses, but there’s more to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” than that. “It’s a children’s play to an extent, but it’s bigger than a children’s play,” said Bucky Reynolds, who plays Huckleberry Finn. The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “The…

Prize Poster

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Scout`s Honor

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Practice makes perfect

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Champion gymnast Bobby Costea has broad shoulders, small hips and is 40 pounds of pure muscle. “He’s going to be hunky when he’s 20,” said Karen Costea, his mother. At the tender age of 7, Bobby has already won three first place medals at the 2005 North Carolina Men’s Gymnastics…

Radio station changes tune

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CHERRYVILLE – WCSL 1590 AM in Cherryville has announced that their music and programming format will change from adult contemporary to contemporary Christian. Currently, WSCL simulcasts with WLON Lincolnton to provide Cherryville with news, weather and local sports as well as music from the ’70s and ’80s. The new format…

Within The Week

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I’m going to be honest. I kind of don’t want to announce a certain, very exciting, upcoming event. I fear if lots of people know about it, they will all attend, and I’ll have to sit at the back, or even worse, be turned away at the door. But I…

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…