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Building Dedication

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Participating in the dedication of the McKendree UMC Fellowship Building on Nov. 14 were (from left to right) Rev. Patricia Lewis, Gastonia District Superintendent; Rev. Deval Mason, former pastor; Rev. Thomas Sigmon, WNC Conference Director of Correctional Ministries; Rev. Randy Powell, pastor and Rev. Joe Ervin, retired director of Church…

Every dog has her day

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Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller stands proudly with her owners Merisa and Christina Stoner. The dog won “Best of Winners” in show one at the United Kennel Club event held in Charlotte. Merisa won first place for her Novice Junior Showmanship Class during each of the four shows. Contributed Photo…

Christmas spirit shipped to troops

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Children smeared glue, applied cotton balls and wrote personalized messages on Christmas cards going to troops overseas. “It’s for the army,” said Ian Yount, a 7-year-old who participated in the Lincoln County Library’s project. “Because they’ve done some good things for us.” The individualized cards will be sent to Lincoln…

Winter weather threatens outdoor pets

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As the weather becomes frigid, it’s often Fido who suffers. “Cold weather’s always an issue, especially for older pets,” said Ryan Orr, senior technician at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stanley. Pets who do not have adequate housing can suffer during the winter months of cold, rain and snow. Some…

Seear recalls sights of a lifetime

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Physician retires from health dept. After resisting Nazis, going on whaling expeditions and providing aid in developing nations, a Lincoln County Health Department doctor is finally ready to retire. “Everything has to end,” said Torben Seear who has worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Lincoln County Health Department…

Pipe organist to give smoking show

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The pied piper of the pipe organ is coming to Lincolnton promising both music and laughs. “He just has a very clever and fast paced presentation on how (the pipe organ) works and a very sparkling manner of playing,” said Daniel Hannemann, music minister at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Cj Sambach,…

`Funny Money` launders big laughs

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What do stolen money, a birthday celebration and a dead body have in common? Inquisitive minds can find the answer in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of “Funny Money.” The play, written by Ray Cooney, has its main characters scampering all over the stage, dodging accusations and scheming to…

School Visitor

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Sid Luck from Seagrove, N.C. visited Iron Station Elementary School Nov. 4 to give small groups of students presentations of the process of shaping traditional pottery. He owns and runs Luck`s Ware Pottery in Seagrove where he welcomes visitors to watching him make traditional wheel- thrown pottery. Contributed Photo…

Art Winners Announced

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The Lincoln Arts Council has announced winners of the 2004 County-wide Art Show. Awards were given to winners during a ceremony Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Winners of this year’s competition are: Melanie Bell, first place Reginald Lanier, second place Andrea St. John, third place Honorable mentions were given…

Four local teens prepare to compete

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CHARLOTTE — Four Lincoln County teens will be featured in the upcoming 57th Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade. Representatives from Lincolnton, North, East and West Lincoln high schools will first compete in the Pepsi Coronation and Awards Ceremony where the new Carrousel Queen will be crowned. The event will be held Wednesday,…